Call for projects 2018
Investment priority 1B
Enterprises commercialization capability of innovations has strengthened the region's focus areas
Actors in the innovation system have strengthened their ability to act in the European research field in the region's focus area
Investment priority 3B
Increased proportion of SMEs with cross border business models
Increased exports of the region's SMEs
Investment priority 6C
The region's culture and heritage have become stronger and more vital
Specific target for Sápmi: Reinforcing the Sami language in the Sami population
Investment priority 6D
Improved conservation of the environment
Investment priority 6G
Increased knowledge and expertise of the public sector on green growth and resource efficiency
Investment priority 8ETC
Increase in the cross border labor mobility
Specific target for Sápmi: Reinforcing expertise and knowledge in Sami industries
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Currently there are no job vacancies for this programme
Interreg V A Nord is a EU-programme supporting cross-border cooperation in order to strengthen the economic, social and environmental development.
Areas included in the programme are north Norway, north Finland, north Sweden and Sápmi. The region differs from other European regions due to its Arctic features with cold climate, polar nights, vast natural areas, and abundance of natural resources. The programme thus sets out from the challenges and opportunities this entail. In addition, the region holds the only indigenous people of the European Union, the Sami people. Through the program the Sami actors gets opportunities to solve their common challenges.
The overall goal for the current programme is to strengthen the competitiveness and attractiveness of the programme area. To accomplish this, the region needs to be developed in an economic, social and environmental sustainable way. (It is desirable that the cross-border cooperation takes place between all three countries, Norway, Sweden and Finland, as far as possible, and that they aim to identify common challenges and opportunities.)
The Interreg Nord programme is divided into two sub areas – Nord and Sápmi. Both areas have common priorities and goals, but Sámpi has own goals as well. The programme has identified four priority areas:
The programme has also identified seven focus areas important for the development of the region.