The Interreg NPA strives for an NPA area where communities cooperate with each other to find common solutions to shared challenges, to together become more prosperous and resilient.

Three priories have been developed to achieve the programme vision. 

Applicants are free to develop their own ideas, as long as they address one of the priorities and inside this, one specific objective of the Programme. The 3 priorities contain 7 specific objectives.

For each specific objective, the Programme has provided an indicative list of project actions, examples of target groups, and project partners. You can find these descriptions in the Cooperation Programme document.

Priorities and Specific Objectives

For a more detailed description of each priority, its underlying specific objectives, and actions supported, please see here.

PrioritiesSpecific Objective
1 Strengthening the innovation capacity for resilient and attractive NPA communities1.1 Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies
1.2. Reaping the benefits of digitisation for citizens, companies, research organisations and public authorities
1.3. Enhancing sustainable growth & competitiveness of SMEs and job creation in SMEs, including by productive investment
2 Strengthening the capacity for climate change adaptation, and resource sufficiency in NPA communities

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2.1. Promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
2.2. Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account ecosystem based approaches
2.3. Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy
3 Strengthening the organisational capacity among NPA communities to make use of cooperation opportunities

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3.1. Enhance institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders to implement macro-regional strategies and sea-basin strategies, as well as other territorial strategies.