Fourth Call

***In connection to the outcome of the UK referendum, it has been decided to extend the Fourth Call deadline by 2 months, until 30th November 2016. Read more***

The Fourth Call for main project applications is open from 1st May to 30th November 2016. The call is open for all 4 Priority Axes. However, Terms of Reference have been formulated encouraging applicants to address specific actions, target groups, and sectors. The Monitoring Committee will decide on Fourth Call applications at their next  meeting on 2nd March 2017.

Details about the call including the Terms of Reference can be found in the Fourth Call Announcement, which applicants must read carefully.

Applications must be submitted through an electronic monitoring system (eMS), which is available on the link: The application pack with all necessary supporting documents can be found on the right-hand side and in eMS.

Note: You can submit applications until 23:59 on the 30th November, Copenhagen time (CET). Please take time zone differences into account!

Due to the decision to extend the Fourth Call deadline by two months, until 30th November 2016, the deadline for applying for Finnish match funding from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has also been extended, until 2nd November 2016. This information is relevant only to Finnish partners in Fourth Call applications.

Further information
If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you are in touch with the Regional Contact Point in your region. Alternatively, you can contact Christopher Parker at the Joint Secretariat, christopher.parker{at}

Applicants are encouraged to study the Programme Manual for a description of the Priority Axes, instructions for how to apply and the NPA eligibility rules. Instructions for completing the eMS application form can be found on the right.

As a new initiative starting with the Fourth Call, the NPA is launching a eMS Helpdesk:  For any problems you might experience with the eMS, please check Helpdesk for solutions. You can also submit a ticket with your specific problem, which will be dealt with by a Joint Secretariat staff member.

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NPA eMS Helpdesk

To assist applicants in developing a high quality application, the programme organised 2 How to Apply Seminars: on June 1st at the Cork Institute of Technology, Cork Ireland and September 1st in Copenhagen at the offices of the Joint Secretariat. Please check the Events section for PowerPoint presentations.

The call is ongoing, which means that applications can be submitted at any time. Preparatory project idea developers are encouraged to aim the end date of their preparatory projects to coincide with the Fourth Call deadline. See the preparatory project call page for further details and instructions.