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.


Well we are wrapping now up for the day but we will be back in the @eurireland tent at the ploughing championships first thing in the morning, hope to meet you there. @ESF_Ireland @SouthernAssembl

Maybe you have a story that u would like to tell us about how EU funding has helped you, we are in the @eurireland tent @ESF_Ireland @SouthernAssembl

Meeting some wonderful young people in the @eurireland tent at the national ploughing championships, if you are around, we’d love to chat @ESF_Ireland @SouthernAssembl

Welcoming our @TRINNO_project partners from the @SrceSlovenije to the Ploughing Championships to find out about ERDF co-funded supports for SMEs and have a little fun. p.s. Anamarija won

If you are at the ploughing championships, call in and find out what the EU is doing for you, we are at Block 3; row no: 12, stand no: 265 with our friends from @ESF_Ireland @SouthernAssembl #NationalPloughingChampionships

If you are at the ploughing championships, we’d love to meet you, we are in the EU Commission tent

Great discussing the benefits of EU funding in Ireland with these young people today @ESF_Ireland @SouthernAssembl #NationalPloughingChampionships

Loads of info and some goodies available at the @eurireland tent in Block 3, Row 12 with our friends from @SouthernAssembl @IRLDeptPER @Education_Ire @ESF_Ireland #NationalPloughingChampionships

@NPAIE #ploughing18 we'll be in Block 3; row 12, stand with 265 @ESF_Ireland @NWAssembly @EUFunds_Ireland come along to find out all about #euinmyregion
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Looking forward to #Ploughing18! Come visit us in the @eurireland tent in Block 3, Row 12, Stand 265 to learn more about #ESF and #ERDF. #govploughing2018 #EUinMyRegion @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly @IRLDeptPER @Education_Ire

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Better Places

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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.