Nordic Arctic Cooperation Programme 2018-2021: Open Call 2021

The Arctic Cooperation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers has closed for its applications in the open call process for the 2021 period. Nordregio thanks everyone who sent in a project proposal. All applications will be evaluated and those assessments will then be viewed by the Nordic Council of Ministers which will then make its decision on which projects to fund for the coming period. All applicants will be answered when a decision has been made. Applicants can expect to hear the results in late April or early May. The next open call will be announced near the end of 2021.

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.


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.