Nordplus is a programme established by the Nordic Council of Ministers, whose projects aim to strengthen cooperation between the Nordic countries and the Baltic states by improving the education systems of the participating countries and by bringing innovation to them. The Nordplus programme supports projects that contribute to the acquisition and exchange of knowledge and networking.
The Nordplus programme was established in years of 1988 and 1989. Initially, only the Nordic countries participated in the programme, but since 2008 the Baltic states have also participated in the programme. The operation of the Nordplus programme is planned in the framework programmes every four years, with the implementation of the framework programmes by the State Education Development Agency since 2008 and the launch of the framework programme for 2018-2022 in 2017.
The programme enhances and introduces innovation in the education systems of the Nordic and Baltic states. The activities of the Nordplus programme are implemented on an agreement between educational institutions and organisations in the member states of the programme. The Nordplus programme supports projects that contribute to the acquisition and exchange of knowledge and networking.
State Education Development Agency provides the function of Nordplus national information office in Latvia. The tasks of the Agency is to inform and advise applicants and implementers about Nordplus projects and to participate in project selection and monitor their implementation.
The Nordplus programme consists of five sub-programmes: