The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia is inviting small and medium-sized enterprises, business incubators and organisations in the Nordic and Baltic regions to apply for participation in mobility programme “Business and Industry”, established with the aim of fostering economic co-operation, strengthening regional ties and innovation development in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Within the framework of the mobility programme, co-funded by the Nordic and Baltic governments, business and industry entities and businesspersons in the Nordic and Baltic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania) can receive financial support for the development of educational visits, fieldwork and co-operation networks. Applicants selected to participate in the programme will have 70% of travel expenses, accommodation and travel insurance refunded. Applications will be accepted until 5 April 2013.More information about the programme and application criteria is available at Internet website www.NB8businessmobility.org
Fifty applications for financial support under the programme were submitted in 2012, of which 44 were approved. The total amount allotted to projects participating in the programme in 2012 was LVL 170,000. This year, programme funding exceeds LVL 200,000.
The Nordic-Baltic mobility programme “Business and Industry” runs from 2009 to 2013, the programme is administered by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia. Inquiries: Kārlis Valters, tel. 67213231, 26344758, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org