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NDICI – Arctic Youth Dialogues – 2023

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - Arctic Youth Dialogues aiming at increasing the contribution of young people to the implementation of the updated EU policy for the Arctic, bringing the Arctic to the EU and the EU to the Arctic.

2.3 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Culture, Media & Communication Education & Training Environment & Climate Territorial Development
Beneficiaries Association & NGO
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Countries eligible to the programme:

  • Arctic States

Action must take place in a Member State of the European Union or in one of the Arctic States.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To increase the contribution of young people to the implementation of the updated EU policy for the Arctic, bringing the Arctic to the EU and the EU to the Arctic
  • To promote dialogues between the Arctic youth and the European youth to strengthen engagement, empowerment and participation of young people in policymaking processes addressing the challenges faced by the Arctic


  • Priority 1 – To engage, empower and connect the Arctic Youth, foster connections between the Arctic and European Youth, paying attention to gender issues, to indigenous rightsholders and other inhabitants of the Arctic
  • Priority 2 – To promote European Union’s values amongst young people and beyond– such as supporting and promoting democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights, pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality
  • Priority 3 – To work together on sustainable and inclusive development, the preservation of biodiversity and adaptation to climate change and mitigation of its impact

Among financed actions

  • Network and capacity development for young people, organisations and local community groups
  • Accelerator-type support to initiatives impacting policymaking
  • Contributions and participation of young people to relevant processes
  • Establish partnerships with youth organisations/initiatives operating in the Arctic as well as with other youth and cultural organisations
  • Map and coordinate with key and major events in the Arctic and the EU / other international key events
  • Organisation or participation in cultural activities
  • Festivals or programmes for youth
  • Production and trainings to produce films, photographic works, podcasts, or other artistic performances / exhibitions
  • Delivery or participation in events
  • Translation and interpretation costs
  • Delivery of traditional and digital communications campaigns, media engagement and materials
  • Production of information and support materials

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 48 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be non-profit-making
  • Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority/regional organisation, civil society organisation, local/community group, cultural institution, artistic school, academic and research institution
  • Be established in a Member State of the European Union or in one of the Arctic States
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
  • A consortium composed of at least one entity established in one of the Arctic States must be constituted
  • Total budget of the call: 2.3 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 1.8 and 2.3 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 60% and 90% of the total eligible costs


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