5.4. Project funding
Within the framework of the annual budget, the Council of Ministers of Justice or the Committee of Senior Officials can fund conferences, seminars, research, studies etc., that are of particular relevance to justice affairs.
The Committee of Senior Officials complies with the overall guidelines for the use of funds from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ project budget.
Funds can be granted to external projects that, following a successful application and evaluation process, are deemed to meet the criteria for “Nordic benefit”.
In addition, the Committee of Senior Officials has earmarked funds for activities within the framework of co-operation with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (see in item 5.6 below).
The Nordic Council of Ministers’ standard terms and conditions for project funding are used for the allocation of project funds by the justice co-operation.
The results and outcomes of projects are reported on the Council of Ministers’ form for status reports. Recipients of funding for projects and other initiatives are also requested to submit a brief description of the results and outcomes.
When relevant, results are presented at the annual meeting of the justice ministers.