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Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020 Fifth Call


The Monitoring Committee is looking to fund 4 projects in Priority Axis 1, which among more focus areas also cover healthcare (read more below and in the links).

The Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 Programme forms a cooperation between 9 programme partner countries; the Member States of Finland, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom (Scotland and Northern Ireland) in cooperation with the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Norway. This means that the programme area encompasses the Euro-Arctic zone, parts of the Atlantic zone and parts of the Barents region, neighbouring on Canada in the West and Russia in the East.

Despite geographical differences, the large programme area shares a number of common features, such as low population density, low accessibility, low economic diversity, abundant natural resources, and high impact of climate change. This unique combination of features results in joint challenges and joint opportunities that can best be overcome and realised by transnational cooperation. 

The development needs and potentials of the programme area, together with the policy and historic context have resulted in 4 priority axes to achieve the programme vision: 

  1. Using Innovation to Maintain And Develop Robust And Competitive Communities, including Specific Objective 1.2:
    1. 1.2  Increased innovation within public service provision in remote, sparsely populated areas, including in the area of healthcare
  2. Promoting Entrepreneurship to Realise the Potential of the Programme Area’s Competitive Advantage 
  3. Fostering Energy-Secure Communities through Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  4. Protecting, Promoting and Developing Cultural and Natural Heritage 

The sparsely populated communities of the programme area are the focus point of all 4 priority axes.  

More information here and here (Programme Manual)