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Nordplus Junior
2012-2016
Asta KundreckaitÄ—
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 !
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