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 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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The Fourth Call for main project applications is open from 1st May to 30th November 2016 [updated 30.06.2016]. The call is open for all 4 Priority...

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The Fourth Call for main project applications will be open from 1st May to 30th September 2016. The call is open for all 4 Priority Axes. However,...

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A new version of the Cooperation Programme document is now available. The main update concerns the addition of baseline and target values for the...

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The NPA 2014-2020 Monitoring Committee met on 23rd-24th February in Copenhagen to decide on the applications submitted for the Third Call. The...

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Arctic Boost, the NPA Annual Event 2016, aims to contribute to the discussion on how cooperation programmes can contribute to economic development in...

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This seminar is organised as a back-to-back event with the NPA Annual Event 2016. The seminar is aimed at ongoing NPA projects, and will address...

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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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