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Northern Periphery and Arctic - Fifth Call

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Call Description:
"The Terms of Reference for the call will be decided after an analysis of thematic gaps".


Call Opens: 01 October 2017  - Provisional

Call Closes: 28 February 2018  - Provisional

ERNACT Contact: Jose Manuel San Emeterio

Programme: Northern Periphery and Artic Programme 2014-2020

The overall programme objective is to provide funding to public organisations to work with other like-minded organisations in the NPA territory. In this way, the partners can expand horizons building on concrete outcomes and enabling the area to be a first class region. The projects must address one of the following four topics: (1) Innovation; (2) Entrepreneurship; (3) Low-carbon energy and; (4) Natural or Cultural heritage.

Funding Description:

Public organisations, for example, can be local or regional authorities, universities or chambers of commerce. If interested in one of the four topics (see above), they must identify other organisations in other countries in the NPA area who are also interested. The common solutions must be international in character, tangible and measurable. They could relate to:

1) Working together to produce a new product or service that has an international character

2) Facilitating the transfer of economic development solutions, and their practical application, from one country or region to another

3) Working together to develop new or innovative economic development solutions that can be applied in practice in more than one country/region

4) Exchange of ideas, experience and good practice that improves the stock of organisational knowledge.

Groups of around 6 organisations from different NPA countries that have identified sufficient common interest around a particular solution can then develop a "proposal".

A proposal is a commitment by the interested organisations to work together for around 3 years to develop and implement the common solution. The project's workplan is quite intensive requiring substantial input in time and working with the other organisations in the project.

The proposal can be submitted to the NPA Programme for funding. Submission occurs as a result of open public "calls for proposals" by NPA programme management. Organisations in successfully approved proposals can receive upto 65% of their cost of participation.