Interreg NPA 2021-2027 Second Call

The Interreg NPA 2021-2027 Second Call for main project applications is open from 5th October to 5th December 2022 12:00 CET (noon).

The call is open for all Priorities:

  • PRIORITY 1: Strengthening the innovation capacity for resilient and attractive NPA communities
  • PRIORITY 2: Strengthening the capacity for climate change adaptation, and resource sufficiency in NPA communities
  • PRIORITY 3: Strengthening the organisational capacity among NPA communities to make use of cooperation opportunities

Main projects are expected to develop concrete and durable project outputs, leading to a positive impact on the project’s target groups in the Programme area. An output should be captured by an output indicator, and directly contribute to the achievement of the result envisaged by the programme objectives, as outlined in the Programme Manual chapter about Programme and project logic.

Besides main projects in Priorities 1 and 2, the Monitoring Committee is looking to fund capacity building small-scale projects in Priority 3. The purpose of these small-scale projects is to strengthen the organisational capacity among NPA communities to make better use of cooperation opportunities, and thereby develop more resilient communities.This includes working with natural and cultural heritage to protect, promote and develop these important features for the programme area and developing wider territorial synergies and links to the benefits of the programme area.

In addition, this type of project is aimed at building up cooperation capacity and experience for representatives of specific underrepresented groups (e.g. young people, and indigenous peoples) in the programme area. The ambition is that partners become better suited for engagement in main projects as partners in the future.

In the second call, project applications addressing the development and transfer of capacity building concepts to engage young people in cooperation are of particular interest.


Applications must be submitted through the NPA electronic monitoring system (Jems), which is available on the link: The application pack with all necessary supporting documents can be found on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Note: You can submit applications until 11:59 (noon) on 5th December 2022, Copenhagen time (CET). Please take time zone differences into account!


Application package

To guide applicants in the application process, the programme has developed a set of supporting materials included in the Application pack. Applicants should carefully read all supporting documents to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Programme rules, conditions for funding and functioning of the new electronic monitoring system.

The Application package includes:


Mandatory Application Annexes

The Lead Partner statement and the Partner statement are obligatory annexes to be completed, signed by the legal representative of each partner organisation and uploaded in Jems with your submitted project application.

Brief information about the Interreg NPA 2021-2027 programme in comparison to the NPA 2014-2020 can be found at this link.


Decisions on projects approval

The NPA Monitoring Committee will decide on Second Call applications at their next meeting on 22nd March 2023.


Project and Partnership Development Support

Two online events and a physical event are scheduled to support project applicants develop their application:


If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you register to the events above and are in touch with the Regional Contact Point in your region. In addition, you can contact Christopher Parker at the Joint Secretariat, christopher.parker{at}