The overarching objectives for the Nordplus 2012-2016 are:
Nordplus programme gives contribution to the development of innovations in the education systems of the Nordic and Baltic countries. Activities of the programme are implemented on the basis of an agreement between educational institutions and organizations located in the participating countries. The Nordplus programme supports projects that promote networking and the acquisition and exchange of knowledge.
The Nordplus Programme consists of five sub-programmes, i.e. the cross-sectoral Nordplus Horizontal Programme and four sectoral programmes – the Nordplus Junior Programme, the Nordplus Higher Education Programme, the Nordplus Adult Learning Programme and the Nordic Language Programme.