Open Call for Nordic Talks

28.04.20 | Funding opportunities
Do you have an idea that can help place the Nordics in the minds of the world? Then you should consider applying for a Nordic Talks grant.

Information

Opportunity category
Open calls
Deadline
Fri, 31/07/2020 - 02:00 PM
Financial framework
DKK 3 million
Countries
Åland Islands
Denmark
Faroe Islands
Finland
Greenland
Iceland
Norway
Sweden

The Nordics is looking for projects that are setting new agendas and strengthening the Nordic brand in the global arena. The Nordic Council of Ministers’ branding project supports ideas and collaborations that embrace common Nordic values like trust, innovation, sustainability, openness and equality – this year with a special focus on our new concept, Nordic Talks.

‘Nordic Talks’ is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ concept for a global series of talks addressing current affairs that capture the essence of Nordic themes and issues.

A Nordic Talk is a branded concept that can help you strengthen your Nordic event. It can be held anywhere, anytime. It can also be held in connection to existing events like festivals and conferences.

WHAT DO WE FUND?

We fund Nordic Talks all over the world. The focus is on projects that address the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and embrace our shared Nordic values like equality, trust and innovation. 

If you have the right project in mind and can see a potential in integrating Nordic Talks as part of your project, we can help fund your project and get your message out to the masses

Audio from all talks must be recorded and sent to Nordic Council of Ministers. The best talks will be edited and broadcasted as part of our Nordic Talks podcast series. The podcast will be shared with you along with material that makes it easy for you to share it with relevant stakeholders in your network. We will also promote the Nordic Talks podcast series worldwide, making your talk heard by an even bigger audience.

You can apply for three different grants: Small, Medium or Large

​The total budget for this open call is DKK 3 million.

Read more about Nordic talks here:

CRITERIAS

Mandatory criteria needed to apply for Small grant
  • Nordic Talks is a part of the event/activity that is being applied for
  • Emphasize the Nordic values and UN SDG’s, thereby supporting Nordic Council of Ministers’ Vision 2030
  • A strong Nordic story
Mandatory criteria needed to apply for Medium and Large grants
  • Nordic Talks is a part of the event/activity that is being applied for
  • Emphasize the Nordic values and UN SDG’s, thereby supporting Nordic Council of Ministers’ Vision 2030
  • A strong Nordic story
  • Co-financing ratio (applies to Medium and Large grants)
  • A minimum of three documented partners is required, whereof at least 2 of those partners involved must come from different Nordic countries (applies to Medium and Large grants)
  • At least one Nordic embassy/diplomatic mission as a project partner (applies to Medium and Large grants)

In addition, emphasis is placed on:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Potential panelists for the Nordic Talk
  • PR/branding potential
  • Involvement of:
    • Target groups
    • Local partners
    • Networks