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

With 14 entries received, the two winners of the Arctic Awards 2019 have been selected for each category: Sustainable use of resources and Arctic...

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The Seventh Call for main project applications is open from 1st July to 30th September 2019. This will be the last call for projects launched by the...

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A live performance will decide the winner of this exciting and fun competition to communicate Interreg

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

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The Joint Secretariat is looking for an intern to assist with the collection and dissemination of results. The contracting period is 3 months...

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The competition will remain open for entries until 10th May 2019.

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A review of the programme’s mid-term achievements indicates the NPA is working well towards its vision: to help to generate vibrant, competitive and...

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We are launching for the third time a project competition called the Arctic Project Awards! The award highlights good practice projects focused on...

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The NPA 2014-2020 Monitoring Committee met on 13th -14th March in Sundsvall, Sweden, to decide on the main projects applications submitted for the...

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This seminar will offer technical sessions led by the Joint Secretariat and Managing Authority for applicants preparing for main project proposals in...

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The Arctic Cooperation Programmes Northern Periphery and Arctic, Interreg Nord, Interreg Botnia-Atlantica, Kolarctic CBC and Karelia CBC organise the...

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Join us for the Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme Annual Conference in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

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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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Sixth Call

The Monitoring Committee approved 6 projects out of the 25 applications received, committing up to 94% of the Programme total eligible funding, A Seventh call will open on 1st July until 20th September 2019 for main and capitalisation projects.

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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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