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

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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The third edition of the Arctic Awards competition will open in late March and run until April 2019. The award highlights good practice projects...

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Northern Periphery and Arctic Annual conference 2019 and Lead Partner Seminar

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2nd Arctic Cluster Call is now open. Clustering projects applications are receivable until 30th April 2019

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The Annual Implementation Report for the year 2017 was approved by the European Commission.

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The Sixth Call for Applications closed on 30th November. By the deadline, the Joint Secretariat received 25 admissible applications.

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Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published its latest report: Business Finance in the Arctic -Analysis of access to finance for SMEs and...

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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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