BECOMING THE MOST REGION IN EUROPE Delivering the €320m EU Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme BETTER PLACES Read More Delivering the €320m EU Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme COMPETITIVENESS MANAGING THE BORDER, MIDLAND
Read More Delivering the €320m EU Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme
Read More Delivering the €320m EU Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme

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


Over 100 interested parties across 🇮🇪 3 regions workshopping the future priorities for our next set of European Structural & Investment Funds #ERDF #ESF. Consultation open until 4 Sept.

Extremely useful and interesting regional breakout session at our consultation workshop today. Still time to have your say on the future of ERDF and ESF+ via the website ⁦@EMRAssembly⁩ ⁦@SouthernAssembl⁩ ⁦@ESF_Ireland⁩

A very interesting Eastern and Midland breakout session as part of the consultation on the future or ERDF and ESF+ in Ireland #euinmyregion @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly @ESF_Ireland

Coronavirus: Commission launches call for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions - Regional Policy!HR96px via @EU_Commission @GalwayTech @ERNACT @ResearchatNUIG @UdarasnaG @socoisdealbha

Help us identify the priorities for the 2021-27 European Regional Development Fund & European Social Fund+ Programmes⁩

Register for the ⁦@AgroRESproject⁩ webinar on the 30th of July which aims to outline some of the key steps in development for small-scale renewable electricity projects up to 500kW ⁦@itsligo⁩ ⁦@ESBNetworks⁩ #EUinmyregion

Congratulations to Cllr David Maxwell @MonaghanCoCo on being elected Cathaoirleach of @NWAssembly @theNSMonaghan @HHumphreysFG

Bold new vision adopted by the members of @NWAssembly setting out the ‘strategic space’ adopted in @roscommoncoco


Since 2008, over 3,200 people from 101 nationalities have engaged with the EPIC programme. Read Wallace's experience here:

Help us identify priorities for the 2021-2027 ESF+ and ERDF Programmes ➡️ #EUinmyregion 🇮🇪🇪🇺

Greenways are redefining the way our communities and people move according to OUR WAY Project Manager, Patrick Devine, who works in the Northern and Western Region. @NWAssembly @podevine @Brendan_Mooney

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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.