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Fredric Larsson

Programme Coordinator

Nordic Council of Ministers


Nordic co operation
Nordic co-operation

Nordic co-operation is the responsibility of:

The Nordic Council, which was founded 1952. A forum for Nordic inter-parliamentary co-operation.

The Nordic Council of Ministers, which was founded in 1971. A forum for Nordic inter-governmental co-operation.

Five Nordic countries and three autonomous territories participate in the partnership.


Nordic co operation1
Nordic co-operation

Nordic Council of Ministers

  • 11 minister councils

  • 25 institutions

  • Rotating chairmanship (2009: Iceland)

  • Secretariat in Copenhagen (App. 100 staff)


Nordic budget
Nordic Budget

Nordic Council of Ministers

  • The NCM budget is financed by the five Nordic countries.

  • Each country's contribution is determined by a distribution plan which indicates that country's share of the collective gross national product.

  • The NCM budget is 913 MDKK (123 M EURO) in 2009




Neighbourhood co operation1
Neighbourhood co-operation

Programme for Knowledge building and network in Northwest Russia

Main priorities:

  • Public Administration (civil servants)

  • Education & Research (teachers, researchers)

  • Private sector (SME-representatives, civil servants)

  • Civil society (NGO- representatives, artists, journalists, parliamentarians, young politicians)


Examples of activities knowledge building and network
Examples of activities – Knowledge Building and Network

  • Social and health – Protocol of Intent with St Petersburg City, 2007

  • Combat of trafficking in human beings

  • Anti-corruption seminar

  • Energy cooperation

  • Education – preparatory calls

  • Intellectual Property Rights

  • Journalist and media cooperation

  • Cultural managers in the Barents region

  • Parliamentarian cooperation

  • NGO network cooperation


Ngo programme
NGO Programme

  • The NGO Programme was initiated in 2006.

  • The programme is designed to boost civic society and cross-border co-operation in the countries around the Baltic Sea.

  • Since 2006 33 project (11 MDKK) has been financed by the programme.

  • The programme defines NGOs as ’non-profit civic organisations that are neither owned nor controlled by public authorities, nor by private companies, and which have an open, democratic structure’.

  • The NGO Programme for the Baltic Sea Region is based on tripartite co-operation with at least one partner from the Nordic countries, one partner from the Baltic States or Poland, and at least one partner from North-West Russia or Belarus.

  • A number of selection criteria's exist


Criterias
Criterias:

The eligibility criterias to be fulfilled by all applicants:

  • The objectives correspond to those stipulated in NCM guidelines for cooperation with NW Russia and the Baltic countries

  • The project take cognisance of the gender and quality perspective.

  • Not normal running costs

  • Innovative and new actions

  • Submission of letter of commitments (cooperation part.)

  • No infrastructure projects

  • Relevance for the civil society in Russia and Belarus

  • Sustainability and usefulness after the projects completion  

  • Gender equality perspective


Criterias1
Criterias:

The eligibility criterias to be fulfilled by all applicants:

  • The application form and budget submitted in due time and completed in accordance with instructions.

  • The applicant and relevant partners are NGOs, defined as a non-profit, publicly anchored, civic organisations, that are neither owned nor controlled by public authorities, nor by private companies, and which have an open and democratic structure.

  • The duration of the project must be clearly indicated.

  • The proposal include at least one partner in the Nordic Region, one partner from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or Poland and one partner from North-West Russia or Belarus.

    http://www.norden.org/russland/uk/stotte.asp?lang=6

    http://www.norden.org/russland/sk/stotte.asp


Www norden org
www.norden.org

Nordic Council of Ministers

Thank you


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