Project Development Clinic

Reykjavik, Iceland
Registration Deadline 01/11/2013  
Short Description

On 18th June 2013, the Programme Monitoring Committee (PMC) met in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland. At this meeting, the PMC took decisions on preparatory projects targeting main projects in the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (NPA) 2014-2020.

The PMC approved a total of 19 out of 43 received preparatory projects, which can be found in this overview of PMC preparatory project decisions (pdf). All approved preparatory projects are subject to conditions set by the PMC to ensure they will have a strong match with EU 2020 priorities and emerging themes for the new programme.

In order to support the successful development of main project ideas related to the new Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 programme, the Programme Secretariat has invited the Lead Partners and Partners of approved preparatory projects to participate in a Project Development Clinic to be held November 13th and 14th in Reykjavik, Iceland.


Who should attend ?

All members of the preparatory project team are expected to participate. Project teams are also encouraged to invite their Associate partners and potential project partners.

What to expect

Participants at the Project Development Clinic will be briefed on the latest information available about the Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 programme. Each project team will meet with their Desk Officer to receive feedback and recommendations on the development of their main project idea. All partners will also have the chance to meet with their Regional Contact Points (RCPs).

Project partner meetings will take place in parallel to scheduled meetings with project Desk Officers and RCPs.

An agenda will soon be available on this website. The Project Development Clinic working materials are also available under the tab 'Additional Information' in this webpage.

How to participate

Participation is restricted to preparatory projects partners and Associate partners. A registration form link has been sent to all Lead Partners. If you judge that you should  receive an invitation to register, please get in contact with us via email:

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Practical Information

Transport between Keflavik International airport and Reykjavik city is by road only. The distance is 50 km. 


  • Flybus - The buses are operated by Iceland Excursions' Airport Express and Reykjavik Excursions Kynnisferðir's Flybus services. They both have a timetable adapted to the arrival and departing flights' schedule. They go to and from the Reykjavik bus terminal, taking around 45 minutes. Both companies offer a stop at the domestic airport and also provide direct stop to Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura through their shuttle service by request.
  • Taxi - Taxis are available at Keflavik International Airport 24 hours a day. They can be found at the terminal and can bring guests to the hotel in good time.
  • Car rentals  - For further information please click here
  • Driving – If you’re driving, we recommend you use a GPS receiver (GPS: 64°7'50.89"N, 21°55'57.99"W) or a map of Iceland.
Extra Information

Background Information

Documents uploaded under this heading give useful and practical information to the participants. From now on, you will find information here about the meeting schedule with your Desk Officer, the list of the Desk Officers and the projects assigned as well as some frequently asked questions. Please check this page regularly.

For other questions or clarifications, you are welcome to contact us by sending an email to your Desk Officer.


Working materials

In preparation for this event, we recommend participants to become familiar with the new Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020. Factsheets with key information about the NPA 2014-2020 Programme potential Priorities and Specific Objectives can be downloaded from the Document tab on this webpage.

Disclaimer: The programming process is still ongoing, participants should be aware that the information provided at this stage will undergo further revision following the outcomes of the public consultation process. Please note that any documents presented here are based on drafts and still subject to PMC and EC approval.

According to the best case scenario, PMC approval of the Operational Programme document is expected in December 2013, followed by submission to the European Commission. Commission approval is anticipated between June-September 2014, followed by the first call for main projects applications in approx. October 2014. The timescale presented is based on best estimates and depends on many factors outside the control of the programme.

More information on the Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 programme can be found at this link.

If you wish to take part to the public consultation process please click here. 



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