NPA First Call for projects Terms of Reference approved!

The Interreg NPA 2021-2027 Shadow MC met on 30th March and approved the Terms of Reference for the First Call for Main projects.

The Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014 - 2020 was successfully implemented and has led to continued commitment to developing a new successor programme that is expected to run until 2027. Preparations are ongoing for the new Programme, while the priorities and objectives of the Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic 2021 – 2027 Programme (Interreg NPA) are established.

The first call for main projects is planned to open on 27th April and close on 20th June 2022.

Terms of Reference

The Monitoring Committee is looking to fund projects in the following Priorities:

  • 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 and project logic.

The Terms of Reference and the Programme and project logic can be downloaded at the bottom of this webpage.

General information about the Interreg NPA 2021-2027 can be found at this link, while the Programme Manual, Application Form template and instructions to submit applications online will be published from April 27th.


Project Development and Partnership Support

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


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 Programme Secretariat, christopher.parker{at}