The Nordic Ministers for the Environment have launched a new co-operation programme aimed at improving the state of the environment and addressing climate change in Northwest Russia. The programme will support a range of projects at the local and regional level and is expected to yield environmental benefits even in in the Nordic and Baltic regions.
The programme will be launched in early 2017 with a call for proposals targeted at non-commercial environmental and climate projects involving partners from the Nordic countries and Northwest Russia. Read more on the Norden website.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) have launched a new call for proposals in the fields of Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities on 15 September 2016. The submission deadline is 12 December 2016.
Read more on the website.
Education for Tomorrow: Inclusive Education Across Borders: Research projects oriented towards practice and policy. Please note: the call will be launched tentatively December 2016, pending funding can be obtained for the call. Application deadline: April 2017 (tentatively).
Read more on NordForsk website.
To implement the strategy for the international branding and positioning of the Nordic Region, internal and external stakeholders in Nordic co-operation are invited to apply for funding for Nordic projects and partnerships that seek to strengthen the Nordic brand internationally.
The Secretariat to the Nordic Council of Ministers was tasked by the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation with developing a strategy for the international branding and positioning of the Nordic Region (branding project). As part of the implementation of this strategy, both internal and external stakeholders in Nordic co-operation are now invited to apply for funding for Nordic projects and partnerships that seek to strengthen the Nordic brand internationally.
Read more on the Nordic Council website.
Karelia Cross-Border Cooperation has announced its first Calls for Proposals. They will be opened on January 16th and on March 2nd 2017.
In January a Call for Proposal for regular projects in the priority Attractive cultural environmentand calls for proposals for micro projects in the priorities Growing cross-border business cooperationand Clean and comfortable region to livewill be opened. The micro calls will be open until March 23rd and the regular call until March 31st.
In March Calls for Proposals for regular projects in the priorities Growing cross-border business cooperationand Clean and comfortable region to livewill be opened. The calls will be closed on May 11th.
Read more on the Karelia CBC website.
Network funding is part of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture. The overall objective of the programme is to enhance cultural and artistic collaboration in the Nordic and Baltic countries by funding travel, networking and residential visits.
The idea behind funding networking activities is to make it possible for people in the arts and culture in the Nordic and Baltic countries to work together, forge partnerships and learn from each other. Two different types of funding are available: short-term network funding and long-term network funding.
19.01.2017 - 21.02.2017
28.08.2017 - 28.09.2017
Read more on the Norden website.
The Russian Federation has made some EUR 4 million available to finance the participation of Russian organisations in the current second call for applications of Interreg Baltic Sea Region.
Read more on the Interreg Baltic Sea Region website.
The application process for a new public co-operation programme between the Nordic Region and Russia will open on 3 October. The programme forms part of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ latest efforts with regard to co-operation with Russia, as adopted by the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation at the start of the year. On Tuesday, a budget of DKK 6 million for 2016 was set aside for a co-operation programme which aims to increase stability, security, and development in the region.
Read more about the programme and application process on Norden website.
Consultation days take place in September - October in several locations and the call will open on January 2nd, 2017. Read more on Central Baltic Programme website.
The Call for proposals for the Nordic Master programme is now open until 22nd September 2016. The Nordic Master (NM) is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ funding programme, which offers financing for joint Nordic Master’s programmes based on research, excellence and high quality.
Read more from UArctic Research website.
New funding opportunities: Energy Efficiency Call 2016
Horizon 2020 topics facilitating the market uptake of energy technologies and services, fostering social innovation, removing non-technological barriers, promoting standards and accelerating the cost effective implementation of the Union's energy policies, have opened.
Read more and apply on the EASME website.
NordForsk will soon launch a call Education for Tomorrow: Inclusive Education Across Borders: Research projects oriented towards practice and policy. Please note: the call will be launched tentatively December 2016, pending funding can be obtained for the call. Application deadline: April 2017 (tentatively).
The objective of this call is to broadly explore the many and various research questions related to inclusive education.
NordForsk is administering the call in collaboration with the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO, which is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO).
Applications should be for projects with a duration of three years. All applications must be submitted via the NordForsk online application portal. The call will be on the portal tentatively December 2016.
For more information, see the call pre-announcement.
Source: UArctic website.
The first call of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme Seed Money will be opened in 28th September 2016 and it will be open until to 15th February 2017.
Seed Money is a funding that is used to prepare project proposals with strategic importance to one of the policy areas or horizontal actions of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
Find more information about the Seed Money calls here.
Find more information about the Seed Money Facility here.
In Creative Europe program, following calls for proposals and tenders are open:
Experts for the European Capital of Culture panel (31/12/2020)
Distribution – Support to sales agents 2016 (03/10/2017)
Distribution Automatic Support 2016 (01/08/2017)
Distribution - Support to sales agents 2015 (01/03/2017)
Distribution Automatic Support 2015 (02/08/2016)
Call for expressions of interest - EAC/14/2014 (31/12/2020)
In Creative Europe's Cooperation projects, next publication dates for calls will be in July-August 2016 and the deadline is estimated to be in October 5th, in 2016.
Find more information about calls for proposals and tenders from Creative Europe website.
In the Horizon 2020, Work Programme Part Health, demographic change and well-being new calls will be opened in 29.7.2016.
More calls will be opened later in Autumn, for example in 20.9.2016 and 8.11.2016.
Find more detailed information from H2020 website.
The Nordic countries have committed themselves to ambitious climate goals towards 2050 in terms of developing energy efficient and low-carbon societies. To achieve these goals, extensive green transitions are needed in all areas of the Nordic societies and economies, facilitated by promoting green economic growth, sustainability and competitiveness in both the public and the private sectors.
The main research and innovation funders in the Nordic countries are now launching the joint Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme (hereafter “the programme”) in cooperation with NordForsk, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research.
The programme will cover innovation, research and energy, as well as science and technology. The programme will generate Nordic added value and create synergies with relevant initiatives nationally and at the Nordic level.
Application period ends in 16.08.2016 - 10:00 CET
The total budget amounts to NOK 73 million.
Funding decision: mid-November 2016. Project start-up: Q1 2017.
Find more information about the Programme from the NordForsk website.
NordForsk is now announcing the fourth call under the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare. The call is targeted towards Nordic register-based research. Application deadline is 5 October 2016 at 13:00 CET.
The Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare is a collaborative effort between Denmark (the Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences), Finland (The Academy of Finland), Iceland (The Icelandic Centre for Research Rannís), Norway (The Research Council of Norway), Sweden (The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare Forte and The Swedish Research Council) and NordForsk.
The overall goal of the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare is to improve health in the Nordic countries by finding solutions to societal and public health challenges through high-quality research.
The call is targeted towards Nordic register-based research. The research should address societal challenges and use register data from combined data sources (i.e. both socio-economic and health-related data). User involvement and perspectives should be taken into account.
More information from NordForsk website.
Late 2016, NordForsk will launch a new instrument for Nordic university co-operation, with a call for proposals open to Nordic universities and university colleges that perform research. The overall goal of the new funding instrument is to strengthen international competitiveness and facilitate the development of world leading research environments in the Nordic region.
The new instrument will provide funding for activities that facilitate co-operation within selected areas of high quality, strengthening the excellence of the academic field and providing Nordic added value. The collaboration should be supported by the strategies of the collaborating universities, and include for example mobility, guest-researchers, workshops, seminars, conferences, and higher education.
Nordic universities and university colleges that perform research are eligible to apply. Participation from at least three different Nordic countries is obligatory.
The NordForsk budget for the call is MNOK 20 annually in total, with a requirement of long-term contributions from the participating universities or university colleges. The funding is competitive and time limited, and it is expected that 5-7 consortia of Nordic universities and/or university colleges that perform research will be funded.
Further details and specifications will be given when the full call text is published in NordForsk website.
The Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme has just released information about the extension of its Fourth Call deadline until 30 November 2016 due to Brexit. In September, the Monitoring Committee of the Programme will decide if there is a need to further extend the Fourth Call deadline, and whether more detailed instructions need to be given for the involvement of UK partners. Already approved projects continue running as planned.
For more information, visit the NPA Programme website: http://www.interreg-npa.eu/.
In the link below, you can view some statistics related to the 2nd call. Comparison is made i.e. between applications and approved projects. There is also comparison between 1st and 2nd call.
Developing the Baltic Sea Region is at the core of the EU funding Programme Interreg Baltic Sea Region. Among other things the Programme provides direct support to the coordination of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
Strengthening the implementation of the EUSBSR and ensuring cooperation with the neighbouring countries of the Baltic Sea macro region are important aims of Interreg Baltic Sea Region. Support to the coordination of the macro-regional cooperation is one of the Programme’s priorities .
Since 2014, the Programme offers funds to coordinators of the policy areas and horizontal actions defined in the Action Plan of the EUSBSR. These funds are meant to support the coordinator work, i.e. to bring forward policy discussions and to engage policy makers, flagship leaders and others eager to contribute to their region’s development. This week, the Monitoring Committee of Interreg Baltic Sea Region granted EUR 3.54 million for the coordination of all 17 policy areas and horizontal actions.
The Monitoring Committee also supports the partnership “Let’s communicate!” led by the Finnish Centrum Balticum Foundation with some EUR 0.5 million. “Let’s Communicate!” puts the Communication Strategy of the EUSBSR into practice. Throughout the project, coordinators and flagship leaders are equipped with communication tools and encouraged to engage in communication actions. The project applies storytelling techniques to show positive change in the region. One aim is to reach out to those target groups that are not familiar with the EUSBSR.
The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is divided into three objectives which represent the three key challenges of the Strategy: saving the sea, connecting the region and increasing prosperity. Each objective relates to a wide range of policy areas. Examples include promoting clean shipping and supporting innovation. The work carried out under each policy area involves stakeholders from various levels (international, national, regional, local) and sectors (public, private, civil society). It is structured around joint actions and can be illustrated by flagships. Each policy area is coordinated by a Policy Area Coordinator (appointed Member State institution or pan-Baltic organisation).
The Strategy also includes horizontal actions which have a more cross-cutting character and are relevant for many objectives and sub-objectives; examples include cooperation on spatial planning or climate change mitigation and adaptation. The aims and approaches of the policy areas and horizontal actions are described in the EUSBSR Action Plan.
Seed Money refers to Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme funding that is used to prepare project proposals with strategic importance to one of the policy areas or horizontal actions of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). The first call is open from 28 September 2016 to 15 February 2017.
Read more: http://www.interreg-baltic.eu/news-detail/news/first-call-for-seed-money-applications-opens-soon.html
The LIFE programme launched two calls for proposals, underlining its commitment to supporting projects that protect the environment and tackle the impact of climate change. The total budget for project action grants for this call is more than 330 million euros.
For further information, please visit the programme website.
The Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region (TCPBSR) funding aims to promote economically, environmentally and socially sustainable growth in the Baltic Sea Region and its vicinity and thereby contribute to greater integration. The application period is 15 April – 30 September 2016.
The Swedish Institute provides project funding in three priority areas:
- An ecologically sustainable region
- Sustainable growth for increased prosperity
- Challenges to the region
In order to apply for the Swedish Institute funding, the partnership must comprise Sweden and at least one eligible country: Georgia, Moldavia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus.
For further information, please visit the Swedish Institute web page.
Nordic Energy Research, in cooperation with NordForsk, is facilitating the call process on behalf of the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus partners.
ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus is an initiative of funding programmes from 21 European countries and regions. The overall goal of ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus is to support knowledge-sharing between European smart grids initiatives by promoting and financing joint projects. This document is an invitation to respond to the 2016 joint transnational call for smart grids projects in Europe. The total available budget is approximately €20 million.
Deadline for application is June, 15.
For further information, please visit the Nordic Energy Research website.