The Northern and Western Regional Assembly is crafting a vision for our region that is vibrant, connected, natural, inclusive and smart. Simply we have three clear objectives. The NWRA is working to create BETTER PLACES by adopting best practice in international spatial and economic development. Achieving COMPETITIVENESS by optimising EU and exchequer funding and harnessing the strengths of our ‘place’, through COLLABORATION.


Congrats to the worthy winners of a photo competition from the recent visit by Roscommon Convent of Mercy TY students to @MarineInst #euinmyregion @NWAssembly #womeninscience

“It’s always about the next generation ... we’ve pushed our oceans to the brink” @JohnKerry @Seafest_ie #OOWSummit19 #OurOceanWealth @atlanticmoses @AtlanticArea @NWAssembly

“The ocean can fuel, feed and heal us”
“50% of Ireland population live within 5km of the sea”
“long term planning, based on evidence is required”
@Seafest_ie @atlanticmoses @NWAssembly #OOWSummit19 #OurOceanWealth


“Farm to fork, tide to table” A celebration of Ireland’s food and drink #tastetheisland @NWAssembly @Failte_Ireland @TourismIreland


Rain couldn’t stop us enjoying visits to two wonderful EU co funded projects in Athlone today. ⁦@NWAssembly⁩ ⁦@westmeathcoco ⁦@AthloneAT⁩ #EUinmyregion

See how @EUREGAproject is promoting the strength and variety of locally influenced cuisine in Galway and other regions across Europe by protecting and stimulating gastronomy as part of cultural heritage. #EUInMyRegion #EUlocal #MadewithInterreg #RegHub

The TARGET project with funding from ERDF has developed a toolbox for manufacturers in the Northern Peripherary and Arctic areas embracing new technologies and best international practice. Find out more: #MadeWithInterreg #EUInMyRegion #RegHub

Mayo Sports Tourism Officer, Donal Newcombe, describes the new Atlantic on Bike project, funded through the @AtlanticArea programme & which showcases our Great Western Greenway as a "great way to show off what we have here in #Mayo"



See how @donegalcouncil and @ERNACT are involving citizens in creating better public services through the @ImproveNPA project. #IMPROVENPA #EUInMyRegion #RegHub #MadewithInterreg

Looking forward to hearing about all the innovative projects funded under the EMFF Operational Programme #EUinmyregion ⁦@NWAssembly⁩ ⁦@EMRAssembly⁩

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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.