Fifth Call Announcement

The Fifth Call for main project applications is open from 1st October 2017 to 28th February 2018, for all 4 Priority Axes. However, Terms of Reference have been formulated encouraging applicants to address specific actions, target groups, and sectors.

The Terms of Reference can be found in the announcement document. The Monitoring Committee will decide on Fifth Call applications on 13th June 2018.

Applications must be submitted through an electronic monitoring system (eMS), which is available on the link: The application pack with all necessary supporting documents can be found on the right-hand side and in eMS. Note: You can submit applications until 23:59 on the 28th February 2018, Copenhagen time (CET). Please take time zone differences into account!

Guidance for applicants
Applicants are encouraged to study the Programme Manual for a description of the Priority Axes, instructions for how to apply and the NPA eligibility rules. This and all other application documents can be found in the right-hand column. 

For Finnish applicants: the instructions to apply for national match funding from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment can be found in the application pack on the right. The deadline for applying for this match funding is 1st February 2018.

For Icelandic applicants: there is a capped allocation of funds per project to support the participation of Icelandic partners. Each project can receive up to 150.000 euro Icelandic contribution. This means that if two partners from Iceland want to participate to the same project, they will have to divide this amount between them.

How to Apply Seminars
How to Apply Seminars will be organised on 23rd November 2017 and 18th January 2018 in Copenhagen at the offices of the Joint Secretariat. These seminars will offer technical sessions on the application form, budget and partnership. The seminars will be conducted as a combination of the presentation of factual material and on-line eMS tutorials. Registration is open and space is limited to one person per project application. Register here

Preparatory project call
The call is ongoing, which means that applications can be submitted at any time. Preparatory Project decisions will be made by the Joint Secretariat. The approval process takes approximately 1 month from submission. Preparatory project idea developers are encouraged to aim the end date of their preparatory projects to coincide with the Fifth Call deadline. See the preparatory project call page for further details and instructions.

Further information
If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you are in touch with the Regional Contact Point in your region. Alternatively, you can contact Christopher Parker at the Joint Secretariat, christopher.parker{at}


eMS Helpdesk

For any technical problems you might experience with the electronic monitoring system, eMS, please check the Helpdesk for solutions. You can also submit a ticket with your specific problem, which will be dealt with by a Joint Secretariat staff member.

Link: Helpdesk.

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