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


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

Congratulations to @ERNACT for a big win this week. Their work with @dcsdcouncil @donegalcouncil in being selected for #IntelligentCitiesChallenge Their work was amongst the inspiring initiatives that set us on the path to #smartregion #SmartCities #smartvillage @NWAssembly

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

🥳Celebrations continue in North West City Region as Derry City & Strabane District Council has been selected for the #IntelligentCitiesChallenge! The #digital ecosystem is progressing in the crossborder area also thanks to @NWAssembly's efforts!👏 #100ICC

Greenways continues to make progress in #Ireland with the support of European Interreg funds.👏👏
Good continuation! 🚴‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚴‍♂️ @EUinmyRegion @NWAssembly @OurWay18 @interregeurope

Want to know what EU funding can do for you? Through the @AtlanticArea programme, it’s brought to life the Trail Gazers Project in Donegal. #MadeWithInterreg #EUInMyRegion #EUlocal

Bringing art from the workspace in rural areas to the wider world has always been a challenge but the Creative Edge Project, led by @WDCInsights and funded by the ERDF, has helped bring artists’ works to a global audience. #euinmyregion #CreativeMoment

Spent time lately analysing some of our strongest knowledge partnerships in supply chain mgt, digital transformation, blockchain, sustainable transport, conservation, agri and renewables @NWAssembly @InterregDEVISE @EUREGAproject @podevine @Brendan_Mooney Credit @NoelBallantyne

See how funding from the European Regional Development Fund has made the Sail Cool Route into a significant success story.
#EUInMyRegion #MadeWithInterreg

Find out more about the role of @eurireland and #HaveYourSayOnEurope with @gerardkiely3 Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland. Part 2 to follow. Thanks to Barry @EDinBlanch for the interviews. 🇮🇪🇪🇺@eurireland @emireland @NWAssembly @kshaughs99

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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.