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Minister McGrath welcomes agreement on European Union Cohesion Package, to include a €1.139 billion allocation for Ireland

Minister Michael McGrath T.D. has welcomed the approval by EU Member States’ Ambassadors to the EU, of legal texts governing the Cohesion funds which amount to nearly one third of the EU’s seven-year budget.  This confirmed the political agreement reached with the European Parliament. The Commission indicated that Ireland will receive a total of €1,139 […]

The “Conference on the Future of Europe” and citizens’ participation

On 1 March, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Member States to the EU (COREPER) agreed on the “zero draft” of the Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe. Under the headline “Engaging with citizens for democracy – Building a more resilient Europe”, the four-page draft lays down the general approach […]

Time to end ‘rhetoric’ on regional inequality and make practical commitments, says NWRA chair

Already classed a ‘lagging region’ by the European Commission, Ireland’s Western and Border region faces spiraling decline unless the Government takes steps to address growing regional imbalances. That is the stark warning from the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) which is one of three regional tiers of government that oversees regional development in Ireland. […]

Join our Team – We have a Vacancy for an Auditor (Grade VI)

The Northern and Western Regional Assembly wishes to recruit a full-time permanent Auditor Grade VI. The Auditor Grade VI will examine systems and procedures in operation at all levels within the Assembly and make recommendations for improvements where appropriate. The Auditor will also perform the role of First Level Controller in relation to all EU […]

“Shape the Future NPA” consultation workshops and online survey

The NPA programme invites regional and project stakeholders to provide feedback on the drafted Priorities of the NPA 2021-2027 during three online workshops to be held on 22nd, 24th and 25th February 2021 and via an online survey. Shape the Future NPA Priority 1 – Strengthening the innovation capacity for resilient and attractive NPA communities […]

NWRA survey with the Irish Interreg community

The NWRA have completed an extensive survey with the Irish Interreg community. The survey looks at both the current programmes and how they can be improved, while also looking to the future and where Irish Stakeholder would like programmes to provide funding opportunities. The NWRA will use the results of this survey to assist us […]

Drawing Contest 2020: A green city for you!

The Atlantic Cities association is pleased to organise the Drawing Contest: Future Designers 2020. A green city for you!, within the framework of the project Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs (AYCH) project, financed by the Interreg Atlantic Area programme. This contest is directed towards young Europeans aged from 3 to 17 years old who wish to […]

Application to be Managing Authority for the Atlantic Area Programme

Recently the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) submitted an application to be Managing Authority for the Atlantic Area Programme – https://www.atlanticarea.eu/ . The programme is currently managed out of Portugal. Tomorrow we have been invited to present for interview and outline our vision for the programme. We have recorded the following presentation detailing our application and […]

More than 1 in 4 private sector workers are capable of operating remotely, presenting a huge opportunity for the west and border region

  Remote working has the potential to open up an array of economic and environmental opportunities for all our towns and villages More than one in four private sector workers in Ireland is capable of working remotely and the development of co-working hubs with high speed broadband has the potential to open up an array […]