Project Funding

Financing of Barents cooperation

Various financial mechanisms are available to support multilateral project cooperation in the Barents region. The most important funding sources are the national and regional budgets of the Barents countries, various EU Programmes and the Nordic Council of Ministers. In addition to this, International Financial Institutions offer financing for investment projects in the region. The main financing sources for Barents cooperation projects are listed below. More information on each financing instrument is available by clicking the links provided.

See also: Financing of Barents Cooperation – Report of the BEAC Ad Hoc Working Group on Financial Mechanism Study (2015)

Download the Full Matrix on the Funding Sources for Barents Cooperation Projects here.

Open calls

Kolarctic CBC Programme
Deadline 29 September 2017

Nordic Culture Point Culture and Art Programme 2017
Two application rounds during 2017

Nordic Culture Point Mobility Funding for 2017
Four application rounds during 2017

Erasmus+: Aktiv Ungdom
Aktiv Ungdom has three application periods during 2017

NORDBUK Grant Programme for projects relating to children and young people.
Three application rounds during 2017

Northern Periphery and the Arctic Preparatory Project Call
Constantly ongoing call

Regional Councils
Northern Dimension
EU Interreg Programmes
National Financing Institutions
International Financial Institutions

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