The Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme 2014-2020 is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective supported by the European Regional Development Fund. The programme area covers the Euro-Arctic zone, parts of the Atlantic zone and parts of the Barents region, neighbouring on Canada in the West and Russia in the East.

The programme has 4 priority axes, which take account of the development needs and potentials of the programme area, together with the policy and historic context:

1. Using Innovation to Maintain and Develop Robust and Competitive Communities

2. Promoting Entrepreneurship to Realise the Potential of the Programme Area’s Competitive Advantage

3. Fostering Energy-Secure Communities through Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

4. Protecting, Promoting and Developing Cultural and Natural Heritage

During the period 2014-2020, the Programme will allocate approximately 56 million Euros to projects with a maximum total budget of 2 million Euros.

Opening of 2nd call: 5th January 2015

Application deadline: April 10th 2015

Decision date: June 9th-10th 2015

For more information see the Second Call page: