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Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme – WORKSHOP


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Event Type:
Workshop
Event Status:
Loc'n/Date Confirmed
Date:
05 October 2018  - 05 October 2018
Time:
13:30  - 15:00

Aim of Event

Build awareness in Atlantic Canada of the opportunities available for building development relationships with North Atlantic countries and the Arctic through the EU Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) Programme

Description

The European Union’s Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) programme (www.interreg-npa.eu) is designed to provide funding to support cooperation between different parts of the North Atlantic & Arctic – including the Scandinavian countries, Ireland, Iceland and Greenland.

It also seeks to develop cooperation between Canada’s Atlantic Provinces and Northern Europe to begin planning new joint projects from 2020 onwards.

It is a practical programme, providing grant aid to enable city and provincial governments, universities and agencies to cooperate across national borders to develop new and innovative solutions and projects in areas such as innovation, entrepreneurship, energy and cultural/natural heritage. Joint projects, for example, could be in the tourism, fishing/aquaculture or ocean tech sectors.

Colm Mc Colgan, General Manager of the European ERNACT network, has many years’ experience of developing and delivering NPA projects. ERNACT’s headquarters is in Ireland (www.ernact.eu) and the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador is a member of the network.

Colm has been mandated by NPA management to use the opportunity of the Laurentic Forum and Memorial University’s Synergy Sessions to raise awareness of the programme in Newfoundland and Labrador. He will describe how the programme works, provide practical guidance to interested organisations. He can also help locate suitable partners in Europe and discuss specific project ideas.

CORE ERNACT REGIONS
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Banat
Serbia
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom