The Nordic Council of Ministers launched a new Nordplus Framework Programme for the period 2008-2011. The total programme budget for 2009 is approximately 60 million DKK/8 million EURO. The programme is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers by the five Nordic and three Baltic countries. The Nordplus Framework Programme offers financial support to a variety of educational cooperation projects involving partners in the area of lifelong learning from the participating countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
The main aims of the Nordplus Framework programme are:
- To promote Nordic languages and culture and mutual Nordic-Baltic linguistic and cultural understanding.
- To contribute to the development of quality and innovation in the educational systems for lifelong learning in the participating countries by means of educational cooperation, development projects, exchanges and networks.
- To support, develop, draw benefit from and disseminate innovative products and processes in education through the systematic exchange of experiences and best practice.
- To strengthen and develop Nordic educational cooperation and contribute to the establishment of a Nordic-Baltic educational area.
The Nordplus Framework Programme comprises four sub-programmes:
- Nordplus Junior
- Nordplus Higher Education
- Nordplus Adult
- Nordplus Horizontal (Cross-sector programme)
Fjölbrautaskólinn við Ármúla participates in 2 projects financed by Nordplus:
- Outdoor Activities in cooperation with Ribe Katedralskole, Denmark, Paide Gymnasium, Estonia, Saldus Gimnazija, Latvia, and Gångsätra Gymnasium, Sweden.
Coordinators: Helmut Hinrichsen, Úlfar S. Arnarson.
Meeting in Ribe, Denmark, October 2nd-8th 2011
Participating teachers and students: Helmut Hinrichsen (coordinator), Úlfar S. Arnarson (teacher), Anita Engley, Eggert Þorbjörn Böðvarsson, Gunnþór Karl Rafnsson, Magnús Haukur Jensson, María Sigurhansdóttir, Ruta Zakarauskaite, Simona Vareikaite, Viðar Pétur Styrkársson.
Meeting in Paide, Estonia, April 15th-21st 2012
Participating teachers and students: Helmut Hinrichsen (coordinator), Úlfar S. Arnarson (teacher), Anna Karen Halldórsdóttir, Andri Björn Stefánsson, Eggert Þorbjörn Böðvarsson, Gunnþór Karl Rafnsson, Magnús Haukur Jensson, María Haraldsdóttir, Ruta Zakarauskaite, Viðar Pétur Styrkársson.
Meeting in Reykjavík, Iceland, September 25th-October 1st 2012
Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, February 3rd-9th 2013
Participating teachers and students: Úlfar S. Arnarson (teacher), Andri Björn Stefánsson, Anna Sigrún Reynisdóttir, Ekaterina Tkacheva, Benedikt Snær Gylfason, Guðrún Edda Bjarnardóttir, María Haraldsdóttir, Særún Gréta Hermannsdóttir, Viðar Pétur Styrkársson.
Meeting in Saldus, Latvia, April 15th-21st 2013
Participating teachers and students:
- The Old Nordic Folklores
Participating teachers: Margrét Gestsdóttir, Gréta Mjöll Bjarnadóttir, Sæþór Ólafsson
Meeting in Finland, autumn 2012
Participating teachers and students: Margrét Gestsdóttir (teacher), Alexandra Dröfn Veigarsdóttir, Andri Freyr Hilmarsson, Ólöf Ragna Sigurðardóttir, Thanh Tung Vu, Unnur Björk Jóhannsdóttir, Viktor Jóhann Hafþórsson.
Meeting in Sweden, January 24th-31st 2013
Participating teachers and students: Gréta Mjöll Bjarnadóttir (teacher), Elías Örn Halldórsson, Elvar Freyr Elvarsson, Anna Lovísa Daníelsdóttir, Bryndís Michele Renée Francis, Ívar Rósinkranz Geirsson, Ragnheiður Ósk Ákadóttir.
Projects from the past years:
- Mononet, Mobilt nordiskt nätverk, in cooperation with schools in Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
- Learning by sharing in cooperation with schools from Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania.
(Last updated 6.3.2013)