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EEA/Norway Grants Scholarship programme


Archimedes Foundation in cooperation with partners in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein has launched the EEA/Norway Grants Scholarship programme. The programme supports mobility in higher education and cooperation at upper secondary education level.

The objective of the Scholarship Programme is to enhance human capital through mobility, scholarships and academic cooperation between Estonia and the EEA States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).

The Programme offers cooperation opportunities for higher education institutions and upper secondary level institutions in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Estonia by supporting the following actions:

The Scholarship Programme is implemented jointly with the Norwegian-Estonian Research Cooperation Programme (RCP) which provides the participants of the Research Cooperation Programme additional opportunities for the successful implementation of the projects. For further information, check out Preparatory visits and Mobility in higher education.

The co-ordinating institution of the Scholarship Programme in Estonia is the Archimedes Foundation which provides the information service for the applicants, advising in the project writing phase and supervising the implementation of the approved projects. The national contact points in the EEA States are SIU (Norway), RANNIS (Iceland) and AIBA (Liechtenstein).

The Scholarship Programme is financed by the EEA/Norway Grants and the Estonian state budget. The EEA and Norway Grants contribute 1,600,000 euros to the  Programme.

More information: http://eeagrants.archimedes.ee/en/

Põhjamaade Ministrite Nõukogu haridusprogrammi Nordplus



The Nordplus Programme offers financial support to a variety of educational cooperation between partners in the area of lifelong learning from the eight participating countries in the Baltic and Nordic regions.

The main objectives of Nordplus 2012 – 2016:

The programme serves as a tool:

  • To strengthen and develop Nordic educational cooperation and contribute to the establishment of a Nordic-Baltic educational region;
  • To support, develop, draw benefit from and disseminate innovative products and processes in education through the systematic exchange of experiences and best practice;
  • To contribute to the development of quality and innovation in the educational systems for lifelong learning in the participating countries by means of educational cooperation, as well as cooperating with workplaces, about development projects, exchanges and building of networks;
  • To promote Nordic languages and culture, as well as mutual Nordic-Baltic linguistic and cultural understanding;
  • Strengthen the language comprehension for the Nordic languages, especially among children and youth, primarily for Danish, Swedish and Norwegian;
  • Encourage the interest in, knowledge of, and understanding of the Nordic languages.

Nordplus consists of the following sub-programmes:

Nordplus Junior
Nordplus Higher Education
Nordplus Adult
Nordplus Horizontal
Nordplus Language

More information: http://nordplus.archimedes.ee/en/

Erasmus+: the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport for 2014-2020


The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU’s commitment to investing in these areas.
Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.
Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

More information:  http://archimedes.ee/en/