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‚Äôs 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 NPA projects APP4SEA and C.L.I.M.A.T.E featured in the latest publication of the Network of Climate Change and Risks

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During 2020, the NPA will be well represented in different activities celebrating 30 years of Interreg, both individually and together with other...

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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 NPA 2014-2020 Monitoring Committee met on 4th December in Copenhagen, Denmark, to decide on the projects applications submitted for the Seventh...

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

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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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Seventh Call

The Monitoring Committee approved 8 projects out of the 13 applications received, committing up to 96% of the Programme total eligible funding. 

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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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