Since 2006, the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) has carried out grant programmes with the aim of supporting cooperation between civil society in the Nordic countries and organizations in the Baltic Sea Region, including Belarus and Russia on issues of mutual interest. Since February 2022, however, the conditions for cooperation with organisations in Russia and Belarus have substantially changed. Therefore, the programme has been adjusted to the new geo-political reality and there is now the possibility to include independent partners from Ukraine.
With Prosperous Future, the NCM aims to continue to enable and strengthen the people-to-people cooperation in the region by supporting civil society and democratic development towards sustainable and resilient societies in line with The Nordic Council of Ministers’ vision and strategic priorities.
The overall purpose of Prosperous Future is to support Nordic organisations’ cooperation for a green, democratic, and resilient region with civil society in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and independent partners with relation to Ukraine as well as Belarus, and Russia in line with the Nordic Council of Ministers’ vision and strategic priorities. Our vision is that the region will become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.
Please find additional information about the programme (incl general requirements and application forms) here.