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 are moving into a world where we totally invalidate all kinds of imitation. @GalwayTech has been doing it for 25 years. Roll on Friday @NWAssembly

It's #Timetoshare! Join us on April 29th at Ireland's Transfer Networks Sharing Event and hear about the great work of @CorkHealthyCity on the @PlayfulParadigm and @KildareCoCo on @VolunteerCities! More info and registration at:

Join Interreg North-West Europe to network & learn about their projects’ impact, and the future Interreg NWE programme in an innovative and interactive format, registration now open. @INTERREG_NWE @IrishRegions_EU @NWAssembly #EUinmyregion

Another great meeting with our @NPA2014_2020 friends, planning the next 2021-2027 NPA programme 🇮🇪 🇸🇪 🇳🇴 🇫🇮 🇬🇱 🇮🇸 🇫🇴 🇩🇰 @NWAssembly

Launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFE) citizen's platform- your chance to contribute views on topics important for the future of 🇪🇺
🗓️April 19
🗓️Inaugural event - May 9, Europe Day

#TheFutureIsYours @eurireland @Future4Europe @NWAssembly

@AgnesMONFRET Plenty interested in this throughout @NWAssembly @StoryLabIRL

Good to see effective public consultation - P53 Many of these respondents endorsed the NWRA’s recommendation to
“Positively discriminate in favour of the Northern and Western region” and provide a higher rate of capital investment @NWAssembly @DenisKelly84

Sunny #GoodFriday in Ballaghaderreen.


The blue Growth Pathways series was launched during the recent International Symposium on the Oceans in National Income Accounts and is now available to download for several ocean industries across the Atlantic Area. @Whitaker_Inst

📢 Our Rural Future – Rural Development Policy 2021-2025 is launching today! 📢

Watch live here, kicking off at 2.25pm⬇️

#OurRuralFuture @DeptRCD

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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.