The Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) is one of three Regional Assemblies in the Republic of Ireland. We work with key stakeholders at EU, national, regional and local level to accelerate and optimise effective regional development.

We have three inter-related functional areas, that can develop our region best

  1. BETTER PLACES  – policy making, monitoring / oversight and promoting enhanced co-ordination in our Region through the implementation of our Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy
  2. COMPETITIVENESS – optimise EU policy and funding instruments for regional / local development priorities
  3. COLLABORATION – engage with innovative research partnerships and regional based networks to accelerate priorities identified in the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies



@donegalcouncil has unveiled 3⃣ new Virtual Reality (VR) experiences, created as part of the @TIDEatlantic Project.

The experiences are located @fanadlighthouse , @fortdunree & Inishowen Maritime Museum.


🇪🇺 E V E N T 🇪🇺

The Assembly of European Regions Event will take place in #Donegal from Monday, 29 August until Friday, 2 September 2022 with the title 'A Europe for the Next Generation'.

More info 👉

@donegalcouncil @UdarasnaG @ATUDonegal_


The Interreg North West Europe Call 2️⃣ is coming up in November!

The second call for proposals will be open from 14 Nov 2022 - Thurs, 9 Feb 2023.


@INTERREG_NWE @SouthernAssembl


📣 The Interreg NPA Preparatory Project Call is Opening Soon! 📣

The first call for preparatory projects is planned for 29 Aug and closes on 19 Sept 12:00 (CET)

#npa2021_2027 @NPA2014_2020 #eufunding #letsbemore


The @AtlanticArea Programme Annual Event will take place on Wed, 28/09 and the launch of the new 2021-2027 programme will take place on Thur, 29/09 in #Portugal.

More info soon at 👉

#Interreg #EUinmyRegion

Looking to set up or relocate your business to Donegal?📍

We have a wide range of offerings to suit your needs. Check out @donegalcouncil's property solutions here 🔗

#IrelandsDNA #InvestDonegal

Reimagining regional development, from the bottom up @NWAssembly #funding #planning #advocating #innovating #monitoring #advocating

Today Minister @mmcgrathtd has secured government approval for Ireland's 2⃣ draft ERDF Programmes 2021-27.

This will allow significant EU funding channelled into the Irish regions 👉


EU and Irish Government cementing their commitment to regional development in Ireland. Thank you to @mmcgrathtd and the team @IRLDeptPER for their support in leveraging ERDF @EU_Commission @EUCouncilPress @EUinmyRegion @NWAssembly Detail to follow

Today, Minister @mmcgrathtd has secured Government approval for Ireland's two draft European Regional Development Fund Programmes (ERDF) 2021 – 2027. The ERDF Programmes set out Ireland’s €853m investment strategy for the regions.
Read more here 👉

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Better Places

Global economic conditions and national trends in population and employment changes are impacting our regions and communities in different ways. For the first time, Ireland will have integrated and aligned Planning Policy from local, to regional, to national.


The Regional Assembly enhances the region’s competitiveness by managing the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) Regional Operational Programme 2014-202


The NWRA has a unique regional perspective. Stretching across eight counties and one city (9 local authorities), nearly 1 million people, 45,000 businesses and boasting over 65,000 3rd level students.