Open Call for Nordic Talks

28.04.20 | News
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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.

We are looking for projects that are setting new agendas and strengthening the Nordic mindset in the global arena. The Nordics is The Nordic Council of Ministers’ branding project, and we support 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.

WHAT IS NORDIC TALKS?

‘Nordic Talks’ is a series of talks addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through current affairs that capture the essence of Nordic themes and issues. It is a branded talk-concept designed to help you strengthen your Nordic event and spark global conversations that matter.

 

A Nordic Talk can be held anywhere, anytime. It can be held in connection to existing events like festivals and conferences, and can be hosted locally by Nordic diplomatic missions abroad, NGOs, universities, creative minds and other partners worldwide.

 

The best talks will be edited into professional podcast episodes by The Nordic Council of Ministers.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

CRITERIAS

Mandatory criteria needed to apply for Small grant:

  • Host a Nordic Talk as 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:

  • Host a Nordic Talk as 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
  • A minimum of three documented partners is required, whereof at least 2 of those partners involved must come from different Nordic countries
  • At least one Nordic embassy/diplomatic mission as a project

 

In addition, emphasis is placed on:

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

 

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.

 

 

The Open Call is an initiative designed to implement the strategy for the international profiling and positioning of the Nordic Region.

The overall aim is to create a unified brand for The Nordics, a brand that shares its relevance with the world by showing how Nordic thinking has inspired many, and how common values can transcend borders, cultures and generations

Tobias Grut, Project Manager for Branding the Nordic Region

This is the 7th call for applications. Since 2016, 140 projects from different corners of the globe have been supported by The Nordics, bringing many innovative ideas into the international spotlight.

 

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