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.


@NWAssembly are delighted to announce over €9M @AtlanticArea funding approved for Irish project partners ☘️! Lots of investment in innovation, renewables, green growth, natural & cultural assets for our region. #eer2018 @nuigalway @ERNACT @donegalcouncil @UCC @sligococo etc...

Delighted to join Minister @SeanCanney, Prof Jim Walsh, @DavidMintonDire on panel at National Smart Towns & Villages Conference in @LoughRynnCastle, Mohill. @NWAssembly @leitrimcoco @ENRD_CP @irishrurallink @ruralnetwork


At the Smart Towns & Villages conference, @DavidMintonDire says our region has the ambition to become the most connected region in Europe @leitrimcoco @LEOLeitrim

#SmartVillages #RuralDevelopment conference today in Mohill #Leitrim with Minister Sean Canney TD, Dermot Ryan Comm Hogan Cabinet and Cllr Enda Stenson CoR rapporteur on Smart Villages.


AZTI @aztitecnalia is organizing the first @atlanticmoses Project Policy Decisión Fora on compiling and using ocean economy statistics in marine policy. it will be held in Bilbao, 14th November. Contact @ArantzaMurillas if you want to attend it as stakeholder.

#SAFERproject has been selected to participate at the 5th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference next week in #Vigo with @AtlanticArea. Together with @atlanticmoses, we will present good investment practices to the #BlueEconomy More info:

.@SineadFailte says that 93% of tourists take part in food or drink experience (outside eating and drinking)

Alan Farrell from @GalwayCoCo explains that the EU region of Gastronomy award was not just about a tourist destination, it was about creating authentic food experiences that create a unique sense of place

Looking forward to the Agri-tourism conference in Ballinasloe hosted by @teagasc @GalwayCoCo and @Failte_Ireland

Christopher Parker @NPA2014_2020 and Michael O’Brien @NWAssembly visiting the @ImproveNPA project today at #MadeWithInterreg #Madewithinterreg

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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.