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

We would love for you to join us in Sligo on October 27th for the NPA Annual Event – Redefining Periphery.

Not able to make it to Sligo, then join us online.


Follow the updates on social media with the hashtag #NPA2021Sligo.


Just 1️⃣2️⃣ days to @NPA2014_2020 Annual Event, @modelsligo on 27 Oct from 1-5pm.

We invite anybody interested in in #regionaldevelopment, #EUFunding, #policy & local authority staff to join us in person or online.

Register today 👉🏻

#NPA2021Sligo #Sligo

Today we share the successes of the NWRA Team, with the publication of our 2020 Annual Report.

In 2020 we:
☑️Declared almost €140m of expenditure across the North and Western region to the EU.
☑️ Pivoted to support the region during COVID



Dr Audrey Morley is President of the Network of Arctic Researchers in Ireland (@NARI_Arctic )

Join us @modelsligo on 27 Oct to attend #NPA2021Sligo and hear Dr Morley's presentation in person.

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Join us at the @NPA2014_2020 annual event taking place on October 27th at the @modelsligo. 📅

Spot-lit will take part in the event with a session dedicated to 'Natural and Cultural Heritage'.📖

Register via this link👇

The @NPA2014_2020 Annual Event 2021, Redefining Peripherality will look at the recent developments in the Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme, including the transformative changes caused by the pandemic & future plans.


Register now👇

Major EU Conference Set for Sligo This Month | Northern and Western Regional Assembly ⁦@NPA2014_2020⁩ ⁦@NWAssembly⁩ ⁦@ERNACT⁩ ⁦@coast_npa⁩ ⁦@spot_lit_eu⁩ ⁦@HUGE_Project_EU⁩

Starting today at 14:30, the #EURegionsWeek session about Arctic, green digital transition!

Hear from @JohnDaly10 (Economist) who considers the absence of stimulus package for north west a ‘missed opportunity’ @NWAssembly

Our economist John Daly discussing the impact that #Budget2022 will have on the Northern and Western Region on ⁦@OceanFmIreland⁩ @JohnDaly10

This @EU_Eurostat interactive publication for #EURegionsWeek is a great & user friendly way to compare the social, economic and environmental situation in the regions of Ireland 🇮🇪 with the rest of Europe 🇪🇺

@NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl @EMRAssembly

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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.