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.


The Empower Programme is a new Female Entrepreneur Programme targeted at female entrepreneurs from Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.
This programme plans to address specific challenges that hinder...


Yesterday was kind of a big day for #regional #statistics. Labour Force Survey for Q1 2018 used new #NUTS regional classification for Ireland for 1st time. Data backdated to Q1 2012 for new regional areas.

@InterregDEVISE Really looking forward to exploring the impact this project can have on our region @NWAssembly

#DEVISEproject kicks off in #Sofia, Bulgaria on 26th June 2018. More info at

@ERNACT @NWAssembly @dcsdcouncil @SeAMK @LMTinnovation @cantabriaes @FomentoSS @vokavzw @interregeurope

Just about to kick off #interreg2018 annual event at the European Commission..... @NWAssembly


Team from Ballinrobe Community School presenting their vision for Ballinrobe. Great video ... on way @MayoDotIE @MayoCoCo with Cathaoirleach Cllr Patsy O’Btien

Nice presentation @DavidMintonDire @ESPON_IE event on "Regional Spatial Strategies; The Architecture of Effective Regional Development " now available online at @NWAssembly @EMRAssembly #spima #Sligo @GrangeArmada #KnowSligo

Presentations from the ESPON Ireland @ESPON_IE event on "Regional Spatial Strategies; The Architecture of Effective Regional Development " now available online at @NWAssembly @EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @MU__SSI @ucddublin #spima #compass #actarea

Trip to @DublinZoo.. #EUinmyRegion #EUandME #CoFunding #FamilyFarm @agriculture_ie @AgriAware @eurireland @EUFunds_Ireland @EUAgri 🇮🇪🇪🇺

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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.