Discover the achievements of the 2014-2020 NPA projects

Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

Browse the NPA map of results to discover our stories of cooperation. Pick a dot from the map and scroll down to read  about people who have met similar minded colleagues and together found solutions for their shared challenges.

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Learning across generations

Students teach old people how to use technology

Students from St Mary’s High School, St Aidan’s High School and St John’s Business and Enterprise College met with local older people. Starting from personal items, a photograph or music, they told their stories to the young. These stories are available in a digital transnational cultural heritage archive. In return, students helped older participants to find information online, motivating them to use technologies. Interesting concepts for apps and services to improve old people´s life and wellbeing were developed at a hackathon organized by Ulster University, such as assistance in finding local events or real-time identification of emotional wellbeing.


Karise Hutchinson

Provost of the Coleraine campus

Ulster University is proud to be an inclusive environment that promotes life-long learning and widening access and participation to all members of our community. With the increasing digitalization of public services, the work of the PLACE-EE programme cannot be underestimated in instilling digital literacy skills to enable the older generation to stay connected, especially those in rural areas.