Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic

An EU funding programme supporting cooperation between remote and sparsely populated communities in the northernmost part of Europe on matters of shared interest. Together we turn ideas into sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life of people living in the NPA.

Our History

For more than 20 years, the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme has provided support for regions to work together with a focus on promoting sustainable development in remote and sparsely populated communities in Northern Europe and the Arctic. The programme developed reflecting the evolving needs of the participating regions. This allowed it to play a pivotal role in encouraging innovation, knowledge exchange, and the creation of transnational networks.

We build on transnational effort

Interreg NPA underscores the importance of transnational cooperation in addressing the most pressing issues of our time.


Enabling initiatives involves providing financial support, knowledge sharing, and technical assistance to various projects and activities that align with the programme's objectives.


Engaging with stakeholders and communities ensures that the programme's objectives align with the specific needs and aspirations of the people living in the Interreg NPA regions.


Through collaboration with diverse stakeholders and partners the projects deliver solutions that directly address the needs and priorities of the communities in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

Northern Periphery Programme 2014-2020

The Northern Periphery and Arctic programme 2014-2020 funded 58 main projects engaging people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres. Browse the NPA map of results to read our stories of cooperation and discover the impacts of NPA projects in your country. (Photo credit: SECURE project)

Browse the map to read our stories

Northern Periphery Programme 2007-2013

From 2007 to 2013, the NPP co-funded 47 projects, promoting innovation, competitiveness, and sustainable development in remote areas. Projects focused on developing joint resources and unlocking common potentials, such as the development and innovation potential in the creative industries, aquaculture industries, nature and cultural tourism, renewable energies or in the use of ICT in the health or public sector.

Read the achievements of the NPP 2007 2013

Interreg IIIB Northern Periphery 2000-2006

The objectives of this programme focused on compensating for the disadvantages of insularity, peripherality, long internal distances and sparse population. Priorities addressing ICT and transport were added to sustainable development and community development. In total, 47 projects and 366 partners were sponsored in this period.

Discover the projects funded in this period

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