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Nordic Arctic Cooperation Program 2021

Nordic Arctic Cooperation Program 2021

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Nordic Arctic Cooperation Program 2018-2021: Open Call 2021. The Arctic Cooperation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers has opened up its call for new project applications for financial support in 2021. Deadline for sending in proposals is 1st February 2021 (12:00 CET). The aim of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Cooperation Program 2018–2021 is to create sustainable and constructive development in the Arctic and for its people based on the four P’s: planet, peoples, prosperity and partnerships.

It is central to the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Cooperation Program 2018–2021 that the specific needs of the Arctic will be accommodated and that the program will contribute to the region’s sustainable development. In this context, the Agenda 2030 and the 17 global sustainable development goals adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 play a significant role.


A maximum of DKK 500,000 or. year can be applied for. For each year the funding is granted, it is expected that projects will run within the year requested. If there are time problems in the project, you can get an extension, typically from ½ to a maximum of 1 year.


When assessing applications, the following criteria will be given weight:

  • That the project will lead to quantifiable positive effects from joint Nordic/Arctic solutions that could not be achieved by a project implemented purely at national level.
  • That the project will have visible regional and local results in the Arctic.
  • That the project manifests and/or develops a sense of Nordic/Arctic cohesion.
  • That the project enhances Nordic skills and competitiveness.
  • That the project generates new and innovative knowledge and/or new partnerships that create new and innovative approaches to development in the Arctic.
  • That the project helps strengthen overall Nordic influence internationally.
  • That the project outcomes are communicated to the public


The completed application is expected to be submitted, with a completed and signed application form and received at the latest at noon 12:00 CET, on the date stated as the application deadline. For the application of funds for 2021, the deadline is set for 1st February 2021 at 12:00 CET. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Applications should be sent electronically as attached documents to the e-mail address [email protected] Please be aware that you receive an email confirming receipt of the email (within the first working day after you have submitted the application). Email addresses can be found on the cover page of the application form. Please note that the application must be accompanied by a signature. If the application is sent electronically, the page with the applicant’s signature should be scanned and attached to the application or submitted by fax. mail.

In the application form, information on the following must be provided:

  • Detailed project description (maximum 5 pages).
  • Detailed budget and schedule (maximum 2 pages).
  • Communication and dissemination plan (max 1 page).

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Guidelines to the application


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline01 February,2021
Open toAll



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