Nordic Arctic Cooperation Programme 2018-2021: Open Call 2021

The Arctic Cooperation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers has opened up its call for new project applications for financial support in 2021. Deadline for sending in proposals is 1st February 2021 (12:00 CET).

The aim of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Cooperation 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.

It is central to the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Cooperation Programme 2018–2021 that specific needs of the Arctic will be accommodated and that the programme will contribute to the region’s sustainable development. In this context, the Agenda 2030 and the 17 global sustainable development goals adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 play a significant role.

In 2020 the Nordic Council of Ministers funded 20 different projects through the Arctic Cooperation Programme for a total amount of 6.767.000 DKK. Among the various project teams and consortiums are different leading institutions in Arctic affairs, newly established Arctic youth organisations, NGOs, artists, universities, associations of indigenous people and entrepreneurs from the Nordic region and beyond.

The submitted application has to be sent electronically as attached document to the e-mail address Please be aware that you receive an email confirming receipt of the email (within the first working day after you have submitted the application). Please note that the application must be accompanied by a signature and the page with the applicant's signature should be scanned and attached to the application.

Further information about the Arctic Cooperation Programme can be found at the end of the application form and useful links to relevant strategies and vision of the Nordic Council of Ministers are accessible in the following documents. Questions regarding the application process can be sent to the aforementioned e-mail address,

Download application form

Guidelines to the application

Frequently asked questions

The Nordic Arctic Cooperation Programme

Click here for an overview of projects supported in the previous rounds of application.

More details on Priorities and Criteria for the programme 2018-2021 can be assessed at Nordic Council of Ministers website - Arctic Programme.