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Collaboration Agreement

When you have completed your Feasibility Study and it has been approved, you can apply for a Collaboration Agreement with Norec.

New partnerships can apply for 1 – 2-year agreement
Norec will assess the applicant’s ability to:

  • guide and support their employees on exchange
  • work in a partnership with good cooperation
  • achieve results
  • administer the project financially

Partnerships with existing agreements with Norec can apply for 2 – 3-year agreement
Norec will assess the following when existing partnerships apply for a new agreement:

  • Participant guidance and follow-up
  • Partnership cooperation
  • Results in the partnership
  • Financial management
  • Project development

Partnerships who have received support from Norec for more than 5 years can apply for  3 – 5-year agreement
Norec will assess the following when partnerships apply for a project for more than 3 years:

  • All of the above mentioned points
  • Reciprocal learning in the partnership – how the organisations use learning from the partnership and former Norec projects
  • How the exchange project contributes to organisational learning

All projects will also be considered as a part of the Norec project portfolio.

Application Deadlines

For projects starting in 2025,  Norec must receive applications by 1 June 2024

Important: All projects must complete a Feasibility Study and get it approved before applying for a Collaboration Agreement.

Application documents – Collaboration Agreement

Applicants must design a project that will promote institutional cooperation, strengthen organisational capacity, and increase the exchange of knowledge and competence.  Physical exchange of personnel is a requirement when possible, but can be combined with virtual exchange.

How to apply

The overall project description forms the main part of the application. Use the project description to introduce the cooperating partners and provide information about the exchange and the project’s expected results. The documents can not be password protected.

Documents included in the application:

Documents required from all the partners in the partnership

  • Self-declaration of organisational conditions and practices (download)
  • Certificate of registration
  • Signature rights
  • Tax statement
  • Statutes
  • Latest annual report
  • Latest audited consolidated annual financial statement
  • Unaudited financial statement no more than three months old
  • Valid certificate of registration for the audit firm that will audit the Norec funds

Documents that must be submitted if the application is approved

Emergency plan (download)
Participant contract of employment


Here are some practical guidelines to guide you in planning, implementing, and reporting on your exchange project.