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.

News & Events


This is becoming a bit of a habit, please don’t anyone else leave. Best of luck ⁦@Brendafinn7⁩


Today we have met one of our main Irish stakeholders in the #DIGITALREGIONS project. We have reviewed with the @NWAssembly the initiatives for the #DigitalTransformation of the #Donegal region 🇮🇪!

Today we received the visit of @DavidMintonDire @NWAssembly Director at our headquarters to discuss #ERNACT's projects and activity and #DigitalTransformation / #SmartSpecialisation strategies for the connected Northern and Western region. Glad to have you in #Letterkenny, David!

Discussing @ERNACT innovative strategy for digital transformation & smart specialisation. Great to be in @donegalcouncil @dcsdcouncil

Irish people continue to be the most likely to have a positive image of the EU:

When you tell your ⁦@NWAssembly⁩ colleagues how u feel about them with cake...

Santa came early to the NW @GoStrandhill Good news is that everyone involved with #eucooperation #EUinmyregion & @NWAssembly is on the good list. Best wishes to @NPA2014_2020 @AtlanticArea @interregeurope @atlanticmoses @OurWay18 @InterregDEVISE @EUREGAproject @ESF_Ireland


A taster of upcoming publication on achieving effective regional development. Being published in January by @NWAssembly #goodplan #goodpeople #bucketsofcash


Read about the #innovation exchange event, here: @ERNACT, @NWAssembly, @cantabriaes, @FomentoSS, @VbaBg, @SeAMK, @dcsdcouncil, @LMTinnovation, @vokavzw

Great piece by our colleagues in @GalwayTech @GalwayChamber @SligoChamber EU fact-finding trip benefits northern and western region

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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.