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.

News & Events


Launching the Smart City Bootcamp: 3 Days 3 Cities learning about the application of innovative technology for more connected urban & rural places with colleagues @AtlanticEconCor @WDCInsights @NWAssembly @smartdublin @IrishCollegeLVN

Accessing EU funding programmes for small to medium-sized enterprises will be the focus of a free breakfast briefing in Galway later this month. Register at

Over 30 leading Gastronomy experts from across Europe will be hosted in Sligo and Galway by the Northern & Western Regional Assembly in early March #EUinmyregion ⁦@EUREGAproject⁩ ⁦@interregeurope⁩

Check out our latest video for @atlanticmoses from our partners in @aztitecnalia on the #sustainability of #bluegrowth in the marine environment,and the pressures from economic activities on #ecosystemservices in the @AtlanticArea @Whitaker_Inst @GeogNUIG

See how the @AtlanticArea Moses Project will Identify and assess sectoral pressures on the marine environment #EUinmyregion @Ifremer_fr @PlanQUB @SEMRU_NUIG @NWAssembly @aztitecnalia @upvehu @CiimarUp ⁦@FOROMARITIMOVAS⁩

Engaging discussions at the DG REGIO technical workshop on visibility rules & requirements today as guests of ⁦⁦@ccdrn⁩, looking forward to part 2 and conclusions in the afternoon. #EUinmyregion ⁦@NWAssembly⁩

AgroRES is a project funded by the Interreg Europe Programme seeking to develop measures that encourage the production and use of renewable energies (RE) in the agricultural and rural sector. @NWAssembly @itsligoinnovate @interregeurope

Really interesting insights here by @ChambersIreland, particularly on the complex regional narrative. Very relevant piece on sustainable cities @eskerins @SligoChamber @GalwayChamber @lkchamber @athloneie @NWAssembly

7th Call Projects Lead Partner seminar in Copenhagen, the walk to the @NPA2014_2020 office in the morning never gets old. Great to hear from @ERNACT and @MayoCoCo on how they were successful in funding applications in this call #interreg #euinmyregion #cooperation @NWAssembly


Learn how the @AtlanticArea Moses Project will Estimate size n growth of key marine sectors across France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, & UK #EUinmyregion @Ifremer_fr @PlanQUB @SEMRU_NUIG @NWAssembly @aztitecnalia @upvehu @CiimarUp ⁦@FOROMARITIMOVAS⁩

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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.