The primary task of the Barents Secretariat is to assist the Barents Regional Council, Norwegian Authorities and other major regional structures. The secretariat has fiveprogrammes that supports youth cooperation in the Barents region:
The Barents Secretariat's projects funds for all Norwegian-Russian cooperation projects;
The Barents Regional Youth Program for multilateral cooperation youth projects;
BarentsKult for Larger Norwegian-Russian culture for professional artists;
Sports program for Norwegian-Russian sports cooperation projects;
Media travel support program for Norwegian or Russian journalists covering news in their neighbouring country.
The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. It has an annual budget of approximately 3 million Euros. Since 1972, more than 300 000 young people, aged between 15 and 30 and mostly from member states, have benefited directly from EYF-supported activities. In 2007 the EYF supported some 300 projects involving more than 15 000 young people.
Its purpose is to encourage co-operation among young people in Europe by providing financial support to such European youth activities which serve the promotion of peace, understanding and co-operation in a spirit of respect for the Council of Europe's fundamental values such as human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity.
The EYF thus provides financial support to the following types of activity undertaken by non-governmental youth organisations or networks or by other non-governmental structures involved in areas of youth work relevant to the Council of Europe's youth policies and work:
educational, social, cultural and humanitarian activities of a European character;
activities aiming at strengthening peace and co-operation in Europe;
activities designed to promote closer co-operation and better understanding among young people in Europe, particularly by developing the exchange of information;
activities intended to stimulate mutual aid in Europe and in the developing countries for cultural, educational and social purposes;
studies, research and documentation on youth matters.
Apply for funding for Nordic projects!
If you have a cultural project that needs funding the Nordic Culture Fund is a great place to start. The fund provides grants for cultural co-operation between Nordic countries and awards DKK 29 million annually.
As a representative for an organisation or institution, you can apply for funding for a project for Nordic or Baltic cultural, linguistic or educational development from the Nordplus scheme. Read more about the conditions for your project on our website.
The 2014-2020 EU programme for education, training, youth and sport proposed by the European Commission on 23 November 2011 (hereafter ‘the programme’) has not yet been adopted by the European legislative authority. Nonetheless, the Commission has decided to publish this call for proposals in order to allow a smooth implementation of the programme as soon as its basic act has been adopted by the European legislator and to enable potential beneficiaries of European Union grants to prepare their proposals in good time.
The detailed conditions, including priorities, can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide at the following Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/