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

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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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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The Joint Secretariat has approved 2 clustering projects aiming to increase awareness and transfer good energy practices. These newly formed project...

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For the very first time, the Arctic Awards were handed out, at the Interreg Nord conference on 15th November in Luleå, Sweden. The awards highlights...

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The Arctic Project Awards 2017 competition was launched on the 11th August and closed on the 6th October 2017. The award has been designed to...

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From 1st January 2018, the Joint Secretariat will be led by a person well known to the NPA community, Ms Kirsti Mijnhijmer, who currently holds the...

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

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The Managing Authority together with the Joint Secretariat is organising a second eMS training seminar about the FLC module.

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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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