Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic


We support cooperation between communities living in remote and sparsely populated regions in the northernmost part of Europe and Arctic. Together we turn ideas into sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life of people living in the NPA. Explore our funding opportunities!

A cooperation between 7 partner countries

The Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic forms a cooperation between 7 programme partner countries. Interreg NPA is part of the European Union initiatives for a greener and smarter Europe, where no one is left behind. We are one of 79 Interreg programmes putting the EU Cohesion Policy into practice.

What we do

Get ready to apply!

The Fifth Call for main and small-scale capacity building projects runs from 11th June 2024 at 10:00 with a deadline on 30th September 2024 at 11:59 noon CET. It is expected that the Fifth Call will be the last broad main call for the time being, in view of the funding situation. Join our launch event on 11th June at 14.00 CET Online!

Deadline 30.09.2024 12:00 CET
Project types Main
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Latest News & Events

12.09.2024 Online

5th Call - How to complete a Jems application (September edition)

Join our online seminar and get familiar with Jems, our electronic monitoring system. All proposals have to be submitted via this platform, therefore don´t miss this opportunity!


Summer Holiday Schedule

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


Explore the European Sustainable Energy Week online

The biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe is taking place online and onsite in Brussels, on 11-13 June. Follow the event live.


The 5th call is opening soon!

Funding applications for main and small-scale projects can be submitted between 11th June 2024 and 30th September 2024. Are you ready to apply?


Welcome to 9 new projects approved

The Monitoring Committee approved 9 projects out of the 19 submitted to the 4th Call of the Interreg NPA 2021-2027 programme.


Highlights from the 2024 EU Arctic Forum

The Interreg NPA participated in the EU Arctic Forum and Indigenous Peoples’ Dialogue and EU-Arctic Youth Dialogues, jointly organized by the European Commission and the European External Action Service, on 14-15 May in Brussels.


Youth, we are listening!

Inspired by the Youth Manifesto and young people calling for more recognition during the European Year of Youth, the Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic has started more proactively engaging with young people. This means meaningful involvement of young people in decision-making and offering a space to voice their visions.


New European Bauhaus festival, a week full of ideas!

As the NEB Festival takes place, find out how the principles of beauty, sustainability and inclusion can also be used in your Interreg NPA project!


Towards a greener, more inclusive and gender balanced NPA

When it comes to addressing global issues at local level, NPA projects can be game changers. Transnational cooperation allows local organisations and people to see beyond their borders to come up with new, fresh, and innovative practices on how to influence behaviour and promote greater inclusivity and sustainability across the region.


EU Arctic Forum programme announced

The European Commission and the European External Action Service will organise a high-level EU Arctic Forum and the Indigenous Peoples’ Dialogue on 14 and 15 May 2024 in Brussels.


4th Monitoring Committee Meeting

The 4th meeting of the Interreg NPA Monitoring Committee will take place in Mikkeli, Finland on 29th May 2024.


4th Call application overview

A huge thank you to all the applicants who submitted their application in the 4th Call. The call closed on 2nd February 2024, 12:00 CET. By the deadline, the Joint Secretariat received 19 applications.


Project report submission opens in Jems

Interreg NPA Jems online system is now ready to receive the 1st project report of Main projects.


Preparatory projects final report submission open

Interreg NPA Jems online system is now ready to receive the final reports of closed preparatory projects.


Partner report control ready to start!

It is now possible to perform the control work on submitted partner reports in Jems.

Call closed

Welcome to 9 projects!

The Monitoring Committee approved 9 projects out of the 19 submitted to the 4th Call of the Interreg NPA 2021-2027 programme.

Deadline 02.02.2024 12:00 CET
Project types Main
Call outcomes

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Cooperation across 7 countries

We support cooperation projects making communities in the NPA area more sustainable and resilient in ways that recognise the demands of the geographical characteristics of the area. We work with joint challenges and joint opportunities that can best be overcome and realised by transnational cooperation.

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Enabling, Engaging, Delivering

Ideas for a better quality of life

We support organisations who have an idea for improving the quality of life in the NPA area. To do that we fund innovative and creative projects that build on the unique features of peripherality of the NPA regions and bring their communities together to become more sustainable and resilient.

Our programme
NPA 2014-2020

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This is our new Interreg NPA website, we hope you like it and that you will easily find all the information you need. Our old website is still available at the link below, to find projects from the NPA 2014-2020 period or to browse our Map of Results.

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