Nordic Arctic Co-operation Programme

For over twenty years the Nordic Council of Ministers Arctic Co-operation Programme has contributed to enhancing knowledge about the Arctic region. The Nordic Arctic Co-operation Programme 2018-2021 was focused on four overall areas: People, Planet and Prosperity as well as Partnerships as a cross-cutting theme. It was administered by Nordregio. From 2022, this programme will be the responsibility of NAPA in Greenland.

Call for 2022 is now open

The call for the Nordic Arctic Cooperation Programme 2022 is now open. The administration of the programme has however been moved to another Nordic institution and therefore Nordregio will no longer receive and review new or continued applications. This task will from 2022 be the responsibility of NAPA in Greenland. Two- or three-year projects that were approved in earlier periods of the Nordic Arctic Cooperation Programme and are still ongoing, will therefore have to apply for their continued funding through NAPA.

Nordregio will however continue to administrate and follow up on project activities that were approved in previous periods. All project reporting from programme periods prior to the upcoming 2022 period – including financial statements, progress, and final reports – shall therefore be handed in to Nordregio as in previous years. For projects that are entering their second or third year in 2022, this means that project activities prior to that must be reported to Nordregio while activities that take place in the upcoming project years will be reported to NAPA.

Formally, the only change that is taking place is that the administration of the programme. Besides that, the same rules apply, and these changes should not affect ongoing projects in any further way.

To access more information on the upcoming programme period and apply for funding you can follow the links below.

Call for 2021 is closed

The Arctic Cooperation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers has closed for its applications in the open call process for the 2021 period. Applicants can expect to hear the results in late May or early June. The next open call will be announced near the end of 2021.


Find out more about the projects funded by the Nordic Arctic Co-operation Programme 2015-2021


The purpose of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Co-operation Programme 2018–2021 is to create sustainable and constructive development in the Arctic and for its people based on the four P’s: planet, peoples, prosperity and partnerships.