Funding scheme for cooperation between Nordic and Baltic civil servants will be open for applicants in January 2022

Thursday, 13 January 2022
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The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration will be open for applications from civil servants and other staff in the public sector from 15 January 2022. There are two application rounds in 2022 with deadlines 31 March and 31 October. The next deadline for submitting applications is 31 March 2022.

In order to obtain funding, your project should involve partners from at least three countries: Nordic applicants should visit a minimum of two Baltic countries, while Baltic applicants should visit partners in at least two Nordic countries.

Why apply?

  • You and your colleagues in Nordic and Baltic countries have ideas, plans and experiences worth discovering and discussing with partners.
  • Applying and reporting is easy and user friendly – all can be done online at NB8-Grants.

Results from 2021

30 applications from the Nordic-Baltic region were approved for grants with a total budget of 194 927 € in 2021. A total number of 164 civil servants are participating in the projects granted by the mobility programme during 2021/2022.

The statistical results of all participating countries in projects financed by the programme in 2021 are following (numbers behind the name of the country show in how many projects the country is participating in 2021 both as applicant and partner):

PA results

Feedback

Marianne Tiigimaa, Head of HR Division at the Office of the Prosecutor General, Estonia; study visits in October-November 2021:

“Estonian Prosecutor's Office became acquainted with the functioning of the prosecution authorities of two Nordic countries - Iceland and Sweden. The study visits provided the participants of the project with new ideas and information for enhancing and developing daily work. The exchange of experience with the Nordic countries was inspiring, it enabled to find innovative solutions in the field of everyday work. The activities of the project were aimed at exchanging information with the Nordic States, creating cooperation between three countries. The study visits produced practical benefit and ideas for continuing cooperation between Estonia, Iceland and Sweden. The mobility programme met the expectations of the participants and is of great help to develop Nordic-Baltic cooperation.”


Project leader Liene Jūrmale, Project Manager at Kuldīga Municipality; study visits in September 2021:

“The main idea of the project was to exchange knowledge and experience with partners in Sweden and Denmark about their cooperation between the public and the civil sector. The participating organisations had a very good opportunity to share their experience and gain knowledge as well as comprehend the best approaches of bringing public and civil sectors closer. The visits contributed to the development of communication and awareness on the topical issues in the North-Baltic region, such as how to encourage people to choose regional cities and areas for living, how to build up successful communication between municipal representatives and local residents and how to support the development of the business environment based on long-term strategic planning etc. The programme resulted in increased quality and involvement in the Nordic-Baltic cooperation and increased knowledge transfer for mutual benefit as well as experience exchange. The visits to both countries have been very fruitful and qualitative with involvement of different municipal units/specialists. Network cooperation has been increased in areas such as climate policy, territorial reforms, cultural natural heritage, landscape protection and climate change.”

Applying is easy

  • The electronic application system at www.nb8grants.org is open from 15 January 2022.
  • Please read the guidelines carefully and start looking for project partners in good time.
  • Register or log in if you are already a user of the mobility programme and start filling in the application - please note that you can fill in the application step by step up to the deadline.
  • Do not forget to submit your application before the deadline - 31 March 2022 !

Contacts

Madis Kanarbik, Programme Coordinator
Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia
Phone +372 5046570
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Languages: English, Swedish, Estonian

About the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration

The programme offers grants for mobility and networking, the annual budget of the mobility porgramme, app. 250 000 EUR, is financed by all NB8 countries – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The purpose of the programme is to promote and strengthen cooperation, exchange of knowledge, and networking between public administration structures on all administrative levels in the Nordic-Baltic Region. The programme aims to facilitate the harmonization of more efficient working methods in the public sector. The overall goal is to increase the global competitive power of the region.


Contact

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Kertu Kärk

Communications adviser

ph. +372 627 3100
GSM: +372 5691 5287
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