School to Work
Aims to strengthen transnational cooperation between stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region in the field of education and work in order to prevent early school leaving and develop support for vulnerable groups of students/youth.

Baltic Training Programme 
Supports the internationalization of vocational education and training as well as entrepreneurship and the internationalization of business. www.baltictrainingprogramme.se

Baltic University Programme
Largest university network in BSR focused on sustainable regional development through cooperation in education, research and applied projects www.balticuniv.uu.se

Baltic Sea Labor Forum
Aims to promote social dialogue, tripartite structures and cooperation as crucial elements of sustainable growth and social development in the BSR www.bslabour.eu 

Baltic Science Network
Aims to provide science and research ministries of the Baltic Sea region states with an overall coordination framework to develop and implement science policy in a macro-regional dimension and to ensure a better representation of macro-regional interests on the EU level http://www.baltic-science.org/



Nordplus is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ most important programme in the area of lifelong learning. The Nordplus Programme offers financial support to a variety of educational cooperation schemes between partners in the area of lifelong learning from the eight participating countries in the Baltic and Nordic regions.

Thematic priorities

Nordplus consists of the following sub-programmes:

Nordplus Junior

Grants for cooperation with schools in the region such as for project partnerships, pupil and teacher exchanges and work experience for pupils.

Nordplus Higher Education

Mobility and network programme in the higher education sector, on bachelor and master level. Grants for collaboration between the institutions that participate in the programme through exchanges, experience, good practice and innovative results

Nordplus Adult

Mobility grants are aimed at the exchanges of adult learners, teachers, managers and others with responsibility for adult learning, herein also grants for preparatory visits aiming at preparation of projects and applications for future deadlines of the programme.

Nordplus Horizontal

It is cross-sectorial programme supporting innovative projects across traditional categories and sectors, as well as projects that address new, broad and complex challenges. Participation in the programme is open for all institutions and organisations willing to cooperate to develop education within a lifelong learning perspective.

Nordplus Nordic Languages

The Nordplus Nordic Languages Programme supports activities aimed at strengthening the Nordic neighbouring languages, and promoting knowledge about Nordic cultures, languages and ways of life.

Features of the Programme

Nordplus grants are considered as a contribution to total project cooperation. In general salaries cannot be funded by Nordplus grants (the only exception is for project activities in Nordplus Adult). See work programme for activities that programme is covering and for more exceptions.


Budget and co-financing

Note: Nordplus grants are considered as a contribution to total project cooperation. In general salaries cannot be funded by Nordplus grants (the only exception is for project activities in Nordplus Adult). Salaries are considered part of the self-financing of the institutions participating in Nordplus projects.

Maximum amount granted

The total yearly Nordplus budget is approximately €9 million.

Duration of financial instrument


Maximum duration of a Nordplus project is 3 years. See the sub-programme chapters for details about this and more information on which activities are supported.

Geographic coverage

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden

Nordplus also covers the three autonomous regions Åland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland, and these three are considered countries in Nordplus cooperation.

Eligible applicants

The different sub-programmes under Nordplus are intended to cover all levels and participants that are involved in both formal and non-formal education and lifelong learning.

Applicants and partners to any Nordplus sub-programme must be an institution or an

organisation – individual persons cannot apply to Nordplus.

Application procedure

All applications must be submitted electronically through the joint Nordplus application and report system (Espresso). Applications may be submitted in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English. Applications involving one or more Baltic participants must be written in English.

Pre-study funding


More information

Nordplus Handbook here

Nordplus web page here

Regional meetings to promote EUSBSR

The Baltic Sea Strategy aims at reaching more stakeholders.

Regional meetings will attract stakeholders from several sectors and levels of governance to learn more about what the Baltic Sea Strategy can offer in the form of a framework for effective cooperation.
Two regional meetings have already taken place, in Umeå and in Hässleholm.

More information about the event in Hässleholm can be found here.


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