To implement the strategy for the international branding and positioning of the Nordic Region, internal and external stakeholders in Nordic co-operation are invited to apply for funding for Nordic projects and partnerships that seek to strengthen the Nordic brand internationally.
The Secretariat to the Nordic Council of Ministers was tasked by the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation with developing a strategy for the international branding and positioning of the Nordic Region (branding project). As part of the implementation of this strategy, both internal and external stakeholders in Nordic co-operation are now invited to apply for funding for Nordic projects and partnerships that seek to strengthen the Nordic brand internationally. A digital toolkit is also in development and will be launched in 2017.
The vision of the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation – Together we are stronger – cites innovation, visibility, and international engagement as key characteristics of Nordic co-operation, and emphasises how shared Nordic experiences can be of relevance to others in a world where the importance of regional co-operation is growing.
The branding project within the Nordic Council of Ministers can help to support creative projects with a high level of PR and branding potential by communicating, highlighting, and strengthening the Nordic brand internationally. The branding project can provide project funding for the following three types of projects:
The total budget for this call for proposals is DKK 1.6 million.
Internal and external organisations, networks, and companies within Nordic co-operation. A minimum of three partners, of which two must come from different Nordic countries.
The project must be started in 2016 and conclude no later than 30 June 2017.
Applications will be evaluated specifically based on the following criteria:
In addition, emphasis is placed on:
Applicants must submit the application form and budget electronically, on time, and in accordance with the instructions. The related annexes and supporting documents must be attached. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Applications must be written in one of the Nordic languages or in English.
An advisory working group composed of Nordic representatives will assist the Nordic Council of Ministers in processing the applications.
Applications for projects that may be considered for funding will be contacted by the Nordic Council of Ministers to discuss possible adjustments to the project.
Applications should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice for successful branding projects:
Project Manager/Brand Manager
3 October 2016 to 31 October 2016
Applicants will be informed directly of decisions by 11 November 2016.
The next round of applications will open in the first quarter of 2017.
Oct 31, 2016