The partnership must apply for a Collaboration Agreement and a Round 1 Agreement in order to start an exchange project under the FK Professional programme. A Collaboration Agreement normally consists of 3 round of personnel exchange. In their application to FK Norway, the partnership should explain the expected results of the exchange project and how they will cooperate.
Exchange project application
Collaboration Agreement Application
The Collaboration Agreement is a memorandum of understanding between FK Norway and the coordinating partner on behalf of the partnership. The agreement is based on a project description that presents what the partners aim to achieve through the exchange, and a Partnership Agreement where they divide roles and responsibilities amongst each other. The application for Collaboration Agreement consists of the following two documents:
This agreement defines the partners' responsibilities towards each other and should be signed by all partners.
The Overall Project Description describes the expected results of three rounds of exchange, and how the participants will be followed up throughout the project period.
Round Agreement Application
FK Norway provides a grant to cover costs related to the exchange per round of exchange. The Round Agreement describes which activities will be implemented by the FK participants, and how the costs will be covered. The Round Agreement Application consists of two documents:
This documents specifies which activities will be implemented by the FK participants in the coming round, and how these will contribute to bring about the expected results of the project as defined in the Collaboration Agreement with FK Norway.
The budget specifies the costs related to the exchange round. The budget template also contains a template for the financial report.
The application documents should be sent to the partnership's designated case handler in FK Norway.
If the partnership needs to make changes in the project design, budget or expected results, it may be necessary to submit a written application to FK Norway. These changes should be explained in one of the following two templates, and sent to the partnership's designated case handler in FK Norway.
For amendments related to change in partnership constitution or the project's expected results
For amendments related to length of exchange, duration and/or financial aspects
All partnerships that have completed an exchange project have a designated case handler in FK Norway. You will find the contact information to your case handler on our list of employees. Your case handler receives all application docuemtns and reports, and is available for professional guidance on planning and managing the FK exchange project.
The following guidelines will help you plan the exchange project and fill out the application documents: