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Collaboration Agreement

About the Collaboration Agreement

When you have completed your Feasibility Study, you can apply for a Collaboration Agreement with Norec.


  • Deadline for applying for a Collaboration Agreement: 1 June 2024.

Go to the application forms

Criteria and project duration

  • New applicants can apply for a Collaboration Agreement lasting a maximum of two years.
  • Applicants who are already part of an exchange project and who want to apply for a new agreement can apply for agreements of two to three years.
  • Applicants who have been involved in several Norec-supported projects can apply for agreements of three to five years.

To read all the qualification and assessment criterias see Norec’s Call for Proposals for 2024/2025.


  • Criteria for new applicants


    • Applicants’ ability to guide and support their employees on exchange
    • Applicants’ ability to work in a partnership with good cooperation
    • Applicants’ ability to achieve results
    • Applicants’ ability to administer the project financially
  • Criteria for applicants with existing partnerships

    Norec will assess the following when existing partnerships apply for a new agreement:

    • Participant support and guidance
    • Partnership cooperation
    • Results of the partnership
    • Financial management
    • Project development
  • Criteria for long-term agreements

    For a complete overview of all criteria, see the Call for Proposals for 2024/2025.

Application documents for the Collaboration Agreement

Applicants must design a project that will promote institutional cooperation, strengthen organisational capacity, and increase the exchange of knowledge and competence.

How to apply

  • The application must be complete, include all required application documents, and signed by a person who is authorised to enter into legally binding agreements on behalf of the applicant.
  • The complete application must be submitted to your assigned programme adviser by 1 June.

Documents included in the application:

Documents required from all the partners in the partnership:

  • Signature rights
  • Self-declaration of organisational conditions and practices (download)
  • Certificate of registration
  • Statutes
  • Latest annual report
  • Latest audited consolidated annual financial statement
  • Financial statement no more than three months old (doesn’t need to be audited)
  • Valid certificate of registration for the audit firm that has audited the annual financial statement
  • Document/authorisation from the government/local authorities that the organization can receive transfers of money from abroad (where this is necessary)

Documents that must be submitted if the application is approved:

Emergency plan (download)


Here are some practical guidelines to guide you in planning, implementing, and reporting on your exchange project. Use these as you fill out your application.