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 – . 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 demonstrating our competencies as a Managing Authority.

It has been a real collective ‘Team Ireland’ approach and irrespective of the result can we express our sincere appreciation to our colleagues in the Regional Assemblies, DPER, DHLGH, DFA in Brussels and the Irish Regions Office.

We received numerous levels of encouragement from other member state delegations involved to apply. This, in no small part, is testament to the esteem our colleague Brendan Mooney, as National Contact Point is held by the programme partners. Can I acknowledge his role in developing an extremely strong application and presentation.

Irrespective of result the dialogue and competition can only improve the programme management.

Thank you for your assistance and we look forward to seeing the outcome.