The Nordic Council of Ministers Open Call Funding Opportunity for Nordic-Russian co-operation. Deadline – 27 April 2020

The Open Call and Civil Society & Human Rights Initiative for Nordic- Russian co-operation provide a funding opportunity for co-operation and networking projects. The projects must involve partners from the Nordic countries and from seven regional areas in Northwest Russia. Both authorities, universities and civil society organizations etc. can participate in the projects, which include topics such as innovation, energy, environment, climate change, inclusion, human rights, social affairs, and indigenous peoples.

Objective of the funding opportunities

The overall objective of the funding opportunities is to contribute to prosperous and peaceful development in the region by fostering close relationships and by Nordic and Russian partners working even more closely together, and to continue to engage Russia as an active partner in regional co-operation in the Baltic Sea and the Barents Sea areas.

There are two entries to this funding opportunity. Read the guidelines and instructions for the two entries below. As a starting point the criteria are the same, and a distinction is mentioned, when it is applicable. 

1) The Open Call focuses on all projects of mutual Nordic and Russian interest anchored in co-operation and networking.

2) The Civil Society and Human Rights Initiative focuses on strengthening civil society within all relevant fields of society.

Please note: Next call will open 2 March 2020 and close 27 April 2020 

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