For information about the programme, including requirements and application form visit the NCM Arctic Co-operation website.

The objective of the Arctic Co-operation Programme 2015-2017 is to support processes, projects and initiatives that will help promote sustainable development and benefit the people of the Arctic under the conditions generated by globalisation and climate change.

The Arctic stands on the threshold of major changes, which will affect Arctic societies and the Arctic people in a number of important areas. Consequently, the Nordic Council of Ministers' Arctic Co-operation Programme for 2015-2017 has a "people first" approach with a focus on contributing in a concrete way to exploring new paths and possibilities for the populations in the Arctic region in a changing environment, both socially and otherwise.