Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic

The Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme provides funding for regions to work together with a focus on promoting sustainable development in remote and sparsely populated communities.

Aims & Objectives

The Interreg NPA Programme is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective supported by the European Regional Development Fund. The programme contributes to and aligns with the European Cohesion strategy of a Greener and Smarter Europe and a Europe closer to citizens, as well as national and regional policies and development strategies, macro regional and sea basin strategies, and other programmes covering parts of the geographical area.

In the EU Member States, the Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme area covers Northern and Eastern Finland, Northern and Western Regions of Ireland, and Northern Sweden. Outside the EU, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, and Northern parts of Norway belong to the Programme area.

The Irish counties eligible to participate are Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Leitrim, Limerick, Mayo, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, and Tipperary.

What does it support?

The Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme for 2021-2027 focusses on three main funding priorities:  

  • Innovative and smart economic transformation
  • Clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment, the circular economy, climate adaptation and risk prevention and management  
  • A better Interreg/Cooperation governance.

Who can apply?

In general, the Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic programme is open for public and private partners of all kinds from inside the programme area, including:

  • regional and local authorities and other public sector organisations,  
  • research institutions and private entities delivering public service,  
  • private-public partnerships,  
  • social enterprises,
  • nonprofit organisations,  
  • local and regional SMEs, among these specifically micro enterprises in remote and sparsely populated areas.  


A total of 51.5 million euro over 7 years.

Project Examples

National Contact Point in Ireland

Northern & Western Regional Assembly is the national contact point for Interreg NPA in Ireland.

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