Programme Info
Short Introduction

The Northern Periphery Programme 2007-2013 aims to help peripheral and remote communities on the northern margins of Europe to develop their economic, social and environmental potential. The success of the programme will be built on joint projects creating innovative products and services for the benefit of the programme partner countries and Europe as a whole.

The diverse regions of the Northern Periphery Programme area share common features such as harsh climate conditions, sparseness of population and remoteness. Transnational cooperation provides excellent opportunities for finding new ways to address shared challenges and explore new opportunities.

The Northern Periphery Programme 2007-2013 (NPP) is part of the European Commission’s Territorial Cooperation Objective. More about Territorial Cooperation

Programme Area
The Northern Periphery Programme 2007-2013 covers a vast area: the EU Member States of Finland, Ireland, United Kingdom (Scotland and Northern Ireland) and Sweden and Non EU Member States Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway. More…

Two priorities have been defined based on the visions and objectives of the Northern Periphery Programme 2007-2013. Each project that applies for funding must address one of these priorities:

  1. Promoting innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral areas
  2. Sustainable development of natural and community resources

More about Priorities…

Between 2007 and 2013, the Programme will allocate €45 million to projects, of which €35.115 million in European funding (ERDF) will be available to partners in Member States (Finland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Sweden) and €10.155 for partners in the Non Member States (Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway).

A percentage of 60% of the funding is available for projects applying under Priority 1 and 40% for projects under Priority 2. More…

Who can apply?
Partners from all sectors of society can participate in the programme, including regional and local authorities, national and regional development organisations, research and educational institutions and the private sector.

To be considered eligible for funding, a project must concentrate on issues that require transnational cooperation and are of relevance to the characteristics and priorities of the programme area. A project should demonstrate its innovativeness and result in the development of a product or a service through transnational cooperation. More...

For more information
If you are interested in finding out more information, or would like to apply to the programme, then you should contact the Programme Secretariat or the relevant Regional Contact Point in your country. More...

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