The NWRA had a successful 2020, a year that was marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Assembly met all the programme and corporate objectives it had set for itself. David Minton, Director with the NWRA said that ‘the year 2020 was characterized by unprecedented turbulence. Yet despite the circumstances of the pandemic, we executed […]
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Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) Annual Conference will be hosted at The Model, Sligo, for the first time on 27 October, 2021 The North West Regional Assembly (NWRA) will host the conference on behalf of the NPA. Free event where attendees can learn from EU funded projects across Northern Europe and discover about future funding […]
The Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme is pleased to announce the date for its 2021 Annual Conference on 27th October 2021 in Sligo in Ireland. The Annual conference theme is “Redefining Peripherality”. Relevant information about the Interreg NPA 2021-2027 will also be shared during the event. Follow the updates on social media with the […]
Today’s review of the National Development Plan (NDP) will be instrumental in tackling the substantial challenges facing the Northern and Western Region’s economy; challenges which – if unaddressed – could notably enhance regional inequalities that exist in Ireland and undermine the delivery of the National Planning Framework (NPF) and the Programme for Government. The Northern […]
The economy of the North-West of Ireland has been declining in recent years. Such a decline has been accompanied by a lack of investment from Central Government Failure to support the North-West’s economy will undermine Government policy. North-West needs a sizeable stimulus package and a policy of “Positive Discrimination”. The North West Regional Assembly, one […]
The new EU Budget has been adopted (Multi-Annual Financial Framework) for the period of 2021-2027. This six year cycle sets a new suite of EU Funding Programme(s) that are available to local and regional authorities. Most of these programmes will commence ‘Call for Funds’ in 2022. In advance of that, we have considered how best […]
The Northern and Western Regional Assembly and the Irish Regions European Office are coming together to present how EU Cohesion Policy funding (European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes) can benefit local communities and on the other hand, how local communities can participate in a duologue with the EU. There will be an opportunity to hear from […]
Who we are: The Northern and Western Regional Assembly was established under the Local Government Reform Act 2014 and has a statutory role in the regional government structure for the 9 local authorities in the Northern and Western Region. The main roles of the Assembly are to: To prepare and implement the Regional Spatial […]
Institution would drive up national economic output and support 3,000 jobs Enhanced investment in our higher education system is “essential” North West is underperforming in terms of innovation New research has confirmed the major contribution that a new Connacht Ulster Technological University could make to Ireland’s overall economy, with an estimated €600m boost through […]