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 Arctic Awards 2018 project competition was launched on the 2nd May and closed on the 10th June. The award has been designed to highlight...

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The NPA 2014-2020 Monitoring Committee met on 12th June in Kirkenes, Norway, to decide on the applications submitted for the Fifth Call. The...

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Kalle introduces himself: For some of you I might look familiar. It's because you have probably seen me around at different NPA occasions over the...

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We are launching for the second time a project competition called the Arctic Project Awards! The award highlights good practice projects focused on...

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The second edition of the Arctic Awards competition will open in April and run until end of May 2018. The award highlights good practice projects...

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

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The Fifth Call for Applications closed on 28 February. By the deadline, the Joint Secretariat received 29 admissible applications.

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Questions from 5th call applicants were answered by the Joint Secretariat staff, the video is available for watching on Facebook.

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Applicants to the 5th call are invited to join the Facebook live Q&A on 14th February from 11:00 to 11:30 (Copenhagen time).

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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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