Nordplus Junior 2012-2016 Asta Kundreckaitė Education Exchanges Support Foundation 15 October, 2012 Content • All Nordplus programmes • Nordplus Junior profile • Actions in Nordplus Junior • Finances • Recomendations • Steps to apply All Nordplus programmes 2012-2016 NORDPLUS HORIZONTAL 0.9 million euro - collaboration across educational sectors NORDPLUS HIGHER EDUCATION 4 million euro higher education NORDPLUS JUNIOR 2.4 million euro per year – primary and secondary education NORDPLUS ADULT 1.1 million euro – adult learning & liberal education NORDPLUS NORDIC LANGUGES 0.6 million euro - Language teaching within all educational sectors Countries in Nordplus • The Nordic Countries Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark • The Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania • The autonomous regions Aland, Faroe Islands and Greenland – as independent countries Profile of Nordplus Junior • grants for: mobility, projects and network • no co-financing for mobility • min. 25% co-financing for network and projects • deadlines: 1 February and 1 October (only for PV) • succesrate of 65% Objectives - Developing co-operation and creating networks of schools - Promoting the development of quality, creativity and innovation in education - Learning for all; to promote equal opportunities in inclusive education - Promoting knowledge and understanding about Nordic and Baltic cultures, languages and ways of life - Promoting co-operation between schools (including preschools) and working life Target groups - pre-schools - primary schools - secondary schools - vocational schools - schools for pupils with special needs Individuals can not apply! ACTIONS: Mobility activities • Preparatory visits (PV) – max. 5 days • Class exchange – 1-3 weeks • Pupil exchange and work experience – 1 week – 1 year (individual stays, only for upper secondary, includes work placements) • Teacher exchange (and other pedagogicial staff) - 1 week – 1 year Minimum requirement: 2 schools from 2 countries ACTIONS: Projects • Network – network building around a specific topic or issue. • Projects – partnerships with purpose to develop pedagogical and didactic methods. Minimum requirement: 3 schools from 3 countries Grant for maximum 3 years Finances – mobility Travel to/from Greenland to/from Faroe Islands and Iceland between other countries Accomodation (for teachers only) per day per person per week per month • • The lump sum principle No formal co-financing Maximum rates 1.300 euro 660 euro 330 euro 70 euro 355 euro 1.065 euro Finances – projects and networks • • • Calculate all costs (covered by Nordplus and by the co-financing) max. financing - 75% of budget (min. co-financing - 25%) Co-financing – time used in the project Types of costs: • travel & accomodation (project meetings) • 5% administration and ”other costs” • other costs: information and dissemination, printing, materials, web site, seminars and conferences etc. Not covered: - overhead costs - salaries - office equipment (as IT) - costs for activities outside Nordic or Baltic countries Recomendations on class exchange • transparent description of objectives, activities and expected results with a realistic budget • common project with a common theme, subject or issue and parallel activities • common activity plan for the whole school year (before, between and after the visits) • direct dialogue and cooperation between the pupils • visits must also focus on the project as well – here the pupils have the opportunity to interact, work together, present their work to each other General recomendations • start the planning in time • make use of preparatory visit • make use of the partner seach database Steps • find partner school(s) • develop a project together with your partner(s) • submit application - online application system (ARS) • deadline - 1 February 2013 • answer to your application - appr. 1 June 2013 • activities take place in the school year 2013-2014 More information Nordplus web site: http://www.nordplusonline.org/ Contact information http://www.nordplusonline.org/eng/additional_content/contact Nordplus Handbook http://www.nordplusonline.org/eng/media/files/publications_media/programm e_documents/nordplus_handbook_2012_in_english Nordplus Partnersearch Database http://www.nordplusonline.org/eng/nordplus/find_a_partner Online application form (ARS – application and reporting system) http://ars.norden.org/NMRFrontEnd/NMRStart.aspx?ShowLogin=1&redirurl= Default/Pages/start.aspx Thank you !