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’s 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

NPA at the #EURegionsWeek 2020

Find out where to hear from the NPA projects and Arctic Cooperation during this week!

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Visit the #EURegionsWeek Exhibition

Over 100 virtual stands across 5 different themes. Walk in and take a tour!

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Let's celebrate 30 years of Interreg cooperation


One year from the release of "Arctic connections", Scotland's Arctic Policy Framework, the Scottish Government will host a series of online seminars...

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In the face of new challenges and opportunities caused by climate change, the Arctic's increasing geo-political importance and the EU's ambitions...

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If you missed the first digital NPA annual conference, you can now watch each segment of the event online, including the four thematic sessions.

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Coincidentally, the programme received 19 applications in total. Of these, 5 have been approved while 4 are being assessed. All themes have been...

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Among over 500 sessions, find out where you can hear from the NPA projects and from the Arctic Cooperation. Remember to register before Sunday 27th!...

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The 5th project approved in the NPA COVID-19 response call looks at citizens engagement and community response to the pandemic.

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Complementing traditional services, apps such as ChatPal can help people in remote areas to support self-care and better manage their own wellbeing....

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The Annual Implementation Report for the year 2019 was approved by the European Commission.

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The Regiostars are Europe’s award to EU-funded projects that demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development. BCE is one of five...

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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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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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Maps of Results

Let the People of the North guide you through this journey in the Northern Periphery and Arctic programme. Discover the achievements of the NPA 2014-2020 programme through the stories of the people who have participated in the projects.

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