Joint Secretariat

The Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme Secretariat (Joint Secretariat) carries out the day-to-day operational administration of the programme. It consists of a small team based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It actively encourages applicants to consult and involve the Secretariat in the development of their projects. The Joint Secretariat works in close cooperation with the Regional Contact Points.


Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme Secretariat
Strandgade 91, 4th floor
DK-1401 Copenhagen K

Tel.: +45 3283 3784 
E-mail: secretariat{at}


Head of Secretariat

Mobile: +45 2511 6931
E-mail: kirsti.mijnhijmer{at}


Programme Manager for Project Development Support

Mobile: +45 2511 2391
E-mail: christopher.parker{at}


Programme Manager for Communication

Mobile: +45 2511 2344
E-mail: michela.gaifami{at}


Project Desk Officer

Tel: +358 44 329 8000

E-mail: kalle.pakalen{at}


Project Desk Officer

Tel.: +45 3283 3784
E-mail: lucia.brhlikova{at}


Where to find us

The offices of the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme Secretariat are based in the North Atlantic House (Nordatlantens Brygge) in Copenhagen. For more information about this historic building, please visit

The Secretariat is easy to reach by metro from Copenhagen Airport. The nearest metro station “Christianshavn” is at walking distance from the office (10 minutes). Alternatively, a taxi ride from the airport will take approximately 30 minutes.

If you arrive by train, you can find public transportation connections to the Secretariat on the Danish Journey Planner.

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