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

This is an update about the consequences of the Brexit for applicants targeting the Fourth Call. It has been decided by the Monitoring Committee...

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The Fourth Call will close on 30th November. To help applicants check their application before submission, the Joint Secretariat has developed a...

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The Circular Ocean project has won the award for most popular project based on the votes from attendees to the RegioStars event. Winners received...

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Presentations from the seminar are now available. Presentations addressed different aspects of project implementation topics such as reporting,...

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The Circular Ocean project has been nominated as one of 23 finalists for the RegioStars Awards 2016, in the category Sustainable Growth: Circular...

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On 23rd June, the United Kingdom voted via a referendum to leave the European Union. The exact consequences of this outcome for the Programme are...

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

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Today, the Managing Authority submitted the first Annual Implementation Report for the programme to the European Commission, covering the years...

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On 27th April, the European Commission published a joint communication entitled "An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic". It outlines the...

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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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Fourth Call

The Fourth Call for main projects is open 1st May - 30th November 2016, for all 4 Priority Axes. However, there are Terms of Reference (ToRs) encouraging projects to address specific actions, target groups, and sectors.

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NPA eMS Helpdesk

As a new initiative, the eMS Helpdesk is launched. For any issues with eMS, please check the Helpdesk for solutions. You can also submit a ticket with your specific issue, which will be dealt with by a Secretariat team member.

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