Discover the achievements of the 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.

Use the +/- buttons in the top left corner of the map to zoom in/out or click on the regions to display the NPA project stories.

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Mentoring green SMEs

Increasing SMEs competitiveness

GREBE provided practical business support to small scale renewable energy enterprises in the NPA regions. SMEs could choose from a variety of business supports including technical advice specific to renewable energy, marketing, sales, etc. In total, 12 businesses in Northern Ireland have benefitted from the guidance and mentoring support. Thanks to GREBE mentoring Easyglow Ltd. has increased the seasonal sales by more than 50%. The GREBE Business Supports Catalogue gathers information on the funding mechanisms available in each partner regions. See the Northern Irish report here.


Fiona Rafferty


We have been working with our mentor over a period of a few months. He has helped us to expand our business significantly. With his help/guidance we have developed a corporate image and a professional and efficient on-line presence, through an easily accessible, user-friendly website and via social media. Our seasonal sales have increased by > 50%. We are very impressed by both Michael and the positive effect taking part in GREBE has had on our business in a relatively short period of time.