Many of us would like to travel, learn from each other and contribute to innovative solutions. Here is an overview of possible funding schemes you can use. 

By Helin Haga, AHHAA Science Centre Foundation

1) For cross-border collaboration aimed at organizing joint events, training courses and developing joint study materials, look into Nordplus Horizontal. 

Application deadline for 2018: unfortunately, this year’s deadline was already 1 February 2018 but the programme lasts till 2022, so check out the latest news at:   

2) In addition to Nordplus, the Nordic Council of ministers supports various programmes to create a good research and education community in the Nordic Region via the Norden website.

Application deadline: See more at:

More information about Norden and Nordic co-operation:  

3) To enable your staff members to take part in training courses/events, take a look at the Erasmus+ Key Actions 1 to 3.

Application deadlines: the closest deadline is 26 April 2018 but make sure to check all the others at

More information about Eramus+ available at:  

4) The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The funding is targeted on areas where there are clear needs in the beneficiary countries and that are in line with national priorities and wider European goals.

Application deadline: 1 July 2018. See the call for proposals

More information about the EEA and Norway Grants:  

5) European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding under the Science with and for Society calls will help citizens, organisations and territories to open a new chapter of their development through joint research and innovation activities in five strategic orientations. It will contribute to the implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation through institutional governance changes in Research Performing (RPOs) and Funding Organisations (RFOs), focusing on developing new partnerships and involving researchers, policy makers, citizens and industry.

Application deadlines: the closest deadline is 2 April 2018. See all available calls:,topics=callIdentifier/t/H2020-SwafS-2018-2020/1/1/1/default-group&callStatus/t/Forthcoming/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Open/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Closed/1/1/0/default-group&+identifier/desc

More information about the Science with and for Society calls: