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.


Council-run Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) assisted in the creation of 3,656 new jobs last year, a 12% increase year-on-year. We're delivering for you! #YourCouncil

MOSES @atlanticmoses Policy Development Forum kicks off at Titanic Hotel. @SEMRU_NUIG @Whitaker_Inst

Beautiful morning on day 2 @atlanticmoses steering committee meeting in Belfast.Looking forward to the Policy and Decision Forum this afternoon,looking at #port sustainability & #coastal tourism @famaire @Whitaker_Inst @NWAssembly @WesleyFlannery @NoelBallantyne @ArantzaMurillas


The O’Connell Street Enhancement Project is really beginning to take shape this month, with almost 50% of all kerbing, paving and ancillary works now complete. You can read all about it by downloading our newsletter on the project on

Almost ready to kick off our annual project meeting in ⁦@QUBelfast⁩ ⁦@SEMRU_NUIG⁩ ⁦@ArantzaMurillas⁩ ⁦@PlanQUB⁩ ⁦@NWAssembly⁩ ⁦@Ifremer_fr⁩ ⁦@aztitecnalia⁩ ⁦@FOROMARITIMOVAS⁩

Want to access EU funding? Prepare applications? Become a partner? A long road shortened by @Brendan_Mooney and @GalwayTech this Nov/Dec with @IrishCollegeLVN in Brussels

Registration is now open for The 10th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium, Nov 28th & 29th Galway 2019. Register & check out the agenda here: #marineeconomics #bluegrowth
@Whitaker_Inst @atlanticmoses @nuigalway

The time is finally here for the #REGIOSTARS Final! Wishing the #ESF co-funded @WISEProject1 the best of luck tonight! Also sending lots of luck to the other Irish finalists, @CAWTCrossBorder Community Paramedic Project and @eMHReform mental health project #EURegionsWeek 🇮🇪🇪🇺

Conall McGettigan speaking at the session on Interreg Cross Border projects and sustainable transport at the @EuTransportConf 2019 in Dublin #etcdublin2019


#Galway2020 and the @NWAssembly hosted the European launch of the Galway 2020 official programme at a special event held in Brussels last night.

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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.