Grants for Norwegian-Russian Cooperation Projects in the field of Health and related Social Issues

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Health and Care Services

The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services administers grants for projects promoting the objectives of the Cooperation programme on health and related social issues in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and the Partnership for Health and Social Wellbeing. Funds are allocated twice a year, with deadlines for applications 15 April and 15 October. Links to the application pipeline and guidelines are found in the link menu on the right.

The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services administers funds for projects promoting the objectives of the Cooperation programme on health and related social issues in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Wellbeing. Funds are allocated twice a year, with deadlines for applications 15 April and 15 October.

Financial support is granted to cooperation projects between Norway and Nortwestern Russia (St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad included). Support may also be given directly to Russian recipients, but normally the involvement of a Norwegian project partner is a premise.

On the website of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Health and Quality of Life there is a database presenting health projects in the Barents region. Any applicant for grants from the Barents Cooperation Programme must register their project proposal in this database.

Link to the NDPHS website

To contribute to the best possible coordination between cooperating partners from different countries, applications and reports shall as a main rule be written in English. All cooperating partners in a project shall be familiar with the contents of the application, and a written agreement on cooperation must be made.

As the Task Force on Communicable Disease Control in the Baltic Sea Region ( CBSS Task Force) ended in 2004, and Poland and the Baltic countries became EU members, grants are no longer given to cooperation with these countries. These countries may however apply for financing of projects through the EEA financial mechanisms.