Greenland Fund

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Greenland Fund is established to promote communication between Icelandic and Greenlandic individuals. The Fund supports various projects, such as introductory tours of the relevant countries, support for students, art shows, sports events and other activities related to culture, education and science that could support the increased communication and flow of information between Iceland and Greenland. The Fund operates with three individuals appointed to the board of the Fund who prepare recommendations for projects to support. The Icelandic Minister of Education, Science and Culture makes the ultimate decision as far as allocations from the fund.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Through allocations, the Greenland Fund is able to continue supporting the prosperous relationship that Iceland and Greenland foster. In 2019, 37 applications were received to the Fund, of which six received fiscal support. The Fund has led to increased communications between Icelandic and Greenlandic individuals, supporting the flow of information and communication, as well as creating a platform for shared cultural expressions.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

In 2019, 7,322.79 USD was allocated to the fund from the Icelandic State Treasury (1 million ISK).

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Public Sector
Greenlandic Ministry of Education, Culture and Church
Public Sector