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 Seventh Call for Applications closed on 30th September. By the deadline, the Joint Secretariat received 14 applications.

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The Laurentic Forum - Sustaining Coastal Communities, looks at shared best practices in the sustainable development of Coastal Communities in the...

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Early in October, the NPA Team travelled to Brussels to attend the European Week of Regions and Cities, a European networking platform for experts in...

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Head of Secretariat Kirsti Mijnhijmer presented the work of the Arctic Cooperation and NPA at a high level meeting assessing recent developments in...

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The Annual Implementation Report for the year 2018 was approved by the European Commission.

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The first of its kind, the "Arctic Cooperation Conference – What can Cooperation Programmes do for the Arctic?" took place on 18th September 2019 in...

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The winners of the Arctic Award project competition were announced during a festive evening reception in connection with the Arctic Cooperation...

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Project applicants willing to submit a project proposal in the 7th call addressing the Strand 2 "Capitalisation projects" and Strand 3 "Disruptive...

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Meet the Secretariat on August 1st at 11:00 Copenhagen time at the live webinar about the 7th call, learn about all the novelties and ask your...

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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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