Interreg NPA 2021-2027 First Call

The Interreg NPA 2021-2027 First Call for main project applications is open from 27th April to 20th June 2022 12:00 CET (noon).

The call is open for Priorities 1 and 2:

  • PRIORITY 1: Strengthening the innovation capacity for resilient and attractive NPA communities
  • PRIORITY 2: Strengthening the capacity for climate change adaptation, and resource sufficiency in NPA communities

Main projects are expected to develop concrete and durable project outputs, leading to a positive impact on the project’s target groups in the Programme area. An output should be captured by an output indicator, and directly contribute to the achievement of the result envisaged by the programme objectives, as outlined in the Programme Manual chapter about Programme and project logic.

Applications must be submitted through the NPA electronic monitoring system (Jems), which is available on the link: The application pack with all necessary supporting documents can be found on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Note: You can submit applications until 11:59 (noon) on the 20th June 2022, Copenhagen time (CET). Please take time zone differences into account!


Application package

To guide applicants in the application process, the programme has developed a set of supporting materials included in the Application pack. Applicants should carefully read all supporting documents to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Programme rules, conditions for funding and functioning of the new electronic monitoring system.

The Application package includes:

  • Cooperation Programme document: a short version of the official document submitted to the EU Commission, presenting the programme rationale, strategy and priorities in detail.
  • Terms of Reference: the document outlining the essential information about this Call for main projects.
  • Programme Manual: the main guidance document for applicants, including rules and selection criteria.
  • Application Form Offline sample: describing the content of the Application form. This document can be used both as guidance and as a working tool during project development.
  • Jems Instructions for applicants: step-by-step instructions about how to submit an application.

 Mandatory Application Annexes

The Lead Partner statement and the Partner statement are obligatory annexes to be completed, signed by the legal representative of each partner organisation and uploaded in Jems with your submitted project application.

Brief information about the Interreg NPA 2021-2027 programme in comparison to the NPA 2014-2020 can be found at this link.


Decisions on projects approval

Pending approval of the Cooperation Programme by the European Commission, the NPA Monitoring Committee will decide on First Call applications at their next meeting on 29th September 2022.


Project Development and Partnership Support

Two online events and a physical event are scheduled to support project applicants develop their application:

In addition, online and in-person information meetings are being organised locally by NPA Regional Contact Points:

  • 3rd May, on Teams - Information about match funding for Finnish partners (Link)
  • From 26th April to 13th May - Information about EU funding opportunities for Norwegian partners (Link)

If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you register to the events above and are in touch with the Regional Contact Point in your region. In addition, you can contact Christopher Parker at the Joint Secretariat, christopher.parker{at}