Target group

Institutions or organisations, individual persons cannot apply to Nordplus.


To fund educational activities within the Nordic and the Baltic area.


Next application deadline is 2 of October 2023, for preparatory visits.

See more: Official Nordplus website


What are the objectives?

Main objectives of Nordplus 2017 – 2021:

  • To strengthen and develop Nordic educational cooperation and contribute to the establishment of a Nordic-Baltic educational region
  • To support, develop, draw benefit from and disseminate innovative products and processes in education through the systematic exchange of experiences and best practice
  • To contribute to the development of quality and innovation in the educational systems for lifelong learning in the participating countries by means of educational cooperation, as well as cooperating with workplaces, about development projects, exchanges and building of networks
  • To promote Nordic languages and culture, as well as mutual Nordic-Baltic linguistic and cultural understanding
  • Strengthen the language comprehension for the Nordic languages, especially among children and youth, primarily for Danish, Swedish and Norwegian
  • Encourage the interest in, knowledge of, and understanding of the Nordic languages.

Who can apply?

  • Schools and kindergartens, art and music schools and vocational training.
  • Higher education institutions, such as universities and university colleges.
  • Institutions involved in lifelong learning, as well as folk high schools.
  • All organisations interested in international cooperation in education.


The different sub-programmes under Nordplus are supposed 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.

The Role of Rannís

Rannís is the National Agency for Nordplus  in Iceland. The aim of Rannís is to help Icelandic organisations to make the most of the opportunities provided by the programme so that Nordplus can have a positive impact on education in Iceland.

Further information on the official Nordplus website

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