Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020

The Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 forms a cooperation between 9 programme partner countries. The NPA 2014-2020 is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and ERDF equivalent funding from non EU partner countries.

Despite geographical differences, the large programme area shares a number of joint challenges and opportunities that can best be overcome and realised by transnational cooperation. It is the programme‚Äôs vision is to help to generate vibrant, competitive and sustainable communities, by harnessing innovation, expanding the capacity for entrepreneurship and seizing the unique growth initiatives and opportunities of the Northern and Arctic regions in a resource efficient way.

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Programme Area

The Fifth Call for main project applications is open from 1st October 2017 to 28th February 2018, for all 4 Priority Axes. However, Terms of Reference...

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Questions from 5th call applicants were answered by the Joint Secretariat staff, the video is available for watching on Facebook.

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Applicants to the 5th call are invited to join the Facebook live Q&A on 14th February from 11:00 to 11:30 (Copenhagen time).

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The European Commission examined the final documentation and approved the closure of the NPP programme.

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A Joint UK-EU report confirms that partners from the UK can continue to participate, and bid for funding in Interreg programmes for the remainder of...

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The NPA is one of a large family of Interreg Programmes. With this new portal it will be easier to access information about all of them.

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A new Programme Manager for Communication has been appointed at the Programme Secretariat, Ms. Michela Schliesser Gaifami.

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After nearly 5 years at the helm of the Joint Secretariat, Ole Damsgaard is retiring from his role as Head of Secretariat.

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During the Christmas holiday period, the Joint Secretariat and Managing Authority will not be fully staffed.

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This event will provide guidance to Second Call projects about the procedures surrounding project closure, as well as the compilation of the final...

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Who can apply for funding?

The programme is open for public and private partners of all kinds from the programme area. Ensuring the correct mix of project partners is crucial to achieving genuine transnational cooperation and successful results.

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Fifth Call

The Fifth Call for main project applications is open from 1st October 2017 to 28th February 2018, for all 4 Priority Axes. Decisions will be made in June 2018. The Terms of Reference for the call can be found here.

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Arctic Cooperation

This collaboration between European programmes in the Arctic is encouraged and mandated by the European Commission. You can expect coordinated websites, joint events, an Arctic project award, joint publications, etc.

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