The purpose of calling for communications projects is to generate debate and encourage commitment to the 2030 Agenda in the Nordic Region, with particular focus on Sustainable Development Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production. Applications must be submitted by 15 November 2018 and comply with the instructions.
About Generation 2030
Generation 2030 is a Nordic programme to implement the 2030 Agenda and achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the Nordic Region. As the name suggests, the programme focuses strongly on the active involvement of children and young people in Nordic efforts to reach the global Sustainable Development Goals. It pays particular attention to the theme of sustainable consumption and production, which is one of the areas in which the Nordic Region in general faces the greatest challenges in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Further information about the challenges facing the Nordic Region in implementing the 2030 Agenda:
About the communication projects
Communication is a key aspect of Generation 2030, a Nordic programme for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the Nordic Region. The ambition is to generate knowledge about the 2030 Agenda and debate about how to achieve the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals.
The purpose of this open call is to generate debate and encourage commitment to the 2030 Agenda in the Nordic Region, with particular focus on Sustainable Development Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production. The Nordic Council of ministers has accounted for these challenges in its recently published analysis called Nordic Progress towards SDG12. Sustainable consumption and production involves the efficient use of resources, paying special consideration to the ecosystem services needed in the food chain and reducing the impact of hazardous chemicals.It includes not only taking into consideration environmental and financial sustainability but also the social aspects of consumption and production, for example gender equality and working conditions in global value chains.
One of the many potential subjects for projects could be sustainable lifestyles, i.e. what we, as individuals, can do to help achieve sustainable consumption and production.
The projects can take many different forms, e.g. campaigns, exhibitions, events and festivals.
Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
-The project must be run by a youth organisation or a network of young people aged 15–29.
-The project must involve at least three of the Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Åland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands). One of the Baltic States and North-west Russia may, however, replace one of the Nordic countries.
-The purpose of the project must be to generate knowledge and debate about the Nordic Region’s work on the 2030 Agenda, with particular focus on Sustainable Development Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production.
-The project must clearly define a target group and draw up a clear communication plan. It must be run by young people, but the target group for the project does not necessarily have to be limited to children and young people. Depending on the type of project, it could also focus on adults and elderly people.
-The project must not discriminate against any group or individuals and a gender equality perspective must be taken into account throughout.
-The project must have a defined budget. Applications will be accepted for amounts ranging from DKK 200,000 to DKK 500,000. A minimum of 15% of the total project funding must come from another source.
Please note: Compliance with all of the above criteria does not guarantee that an application will be successful. The Nordic Council of Ministers' Secretariat prioritises applications on the basis of the criteria and on an overall evaluation of the quality of the description of the concept, the communication plan and the feasibility of the project. Applicants should also note that a project plan and project contract must be drawn up as per the Nordic Council of Ministers’ guidelines before the start of the project.
The communications project must be run by a youth organisation or a network of young people aged 15– 29. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
The project proposal must involve at least three of the Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Åland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands). One of the Baltic States and North-west Russia may, however, replace one of the Nordic countries.
The youth organisations involved are entitled to propose a project that involves collaboration with other stakeholders if they think that this will improve the project outcomes.
Applications will be accepted for amounts ranging from DKK 200,000 to DKK 500,000. A minimum of 15% of the total project funding must come from another source. This funding may be “in kind in the form of services or goods rather than money (e.g. voluntary work may be credited in the budget). All such calculations must be specified in the application. The total amount applied for must not exceed 85% of total project costs.
The budget for this open call is DKK 1 million.
The project should be carried out between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.
How to apply
Applications will be accepted from 11 September until 15 November 2018.
Please read the open call and information carefully. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the stipulated criteria.
Download the application documents – project description and budget form –- from the links below. Fill in the project description and budget form. Please refer to the attached guidelines.
The process for applying is to fill in this material and e-mail it to Fanny Rehula by 15 November 2018.
Please note: Applications will only be considered if they comply with the criteria and the project description and budget form are attached. Applicants who fulfil these requirements will receive a response in December 2018.
Example for inspiration
An initiative to combat food waste and promote sustainable lifestyles, involving a campaign and challenges on social media.
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