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Interreg Northern and Arctic Programme approved 13 projects in First Call

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The Programme Monitoring Committee of the Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme convened recently in Copenhagen to consider a total of twenty transnational projects presented to the opening call for proposals. The Committee approved thirteen of the projects across the NPA eligible area. In total €13.4m in grant assistance was allocated to the successful projects representing some 24% of the total Programme available funding. Of the thirteen projects approved, nine involve the participation of Irish Partner organisations. Three of these projects are led by Irish partners. The total budgets approved to these Irish organisations comes to €3.18m. The table below summarises the successful projects.

Project Name Project Theme Irish Partner
1.1 RYE CONNECT Youth Entrepreneurship
1.2 Drifting Apart Geological Heritage Cavan County Council andGeological Survey of Ireland
1.3 Craft Reach Craft sector export development Teagasc
1.4 TARGET Innovation in Manufacturing sector Sligo Local Enterprise OfficeCavan Innovation & Technology Centre
1.5 CEREAL Cereal production
1.7 Smart Fish Fish Tracability
1.9 Improve Innovation in Public Service Innovation ERNACT (Lead Partner)Donegal County Council
1.10 Creative Momentum Creative Industries Western Development Commission (Lead Partner)NUI GALWAY
1.12 SAINT Slow Adventure Tourism Northern and Western Regional Assembly
1.14 URCHIN Adding value to Sea Urchin Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
1.15 Cool Route Yacht Cruise Route development Cork Institute of Technology (Lead partner)Donegal County Council

Royal Yacht Club, Cork

1.16 Remoage Dementia in aging people
1.17 SPARA 2020 Regional Airports Northern and Western Regional Assembly


For a detailed overview of the thirteen approved projects, please see