Second Call under Northern Periphery Programme
The second call for proposals under the new Interreg IV programme for the Northern Periphery (NP) opened on 16 January 2008.
The NP programme aims to address the specific challenges associated with northern, peripheral regions such as sparse population and rurality, with a special focus on innovation, the environment, accessibility and rural-urban links. For the period 2007-13, Ireland benefits from an expansion of the programme area, which now includes counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Limerick, Cork and Kerry. Proposals for funding should address the two priorities of the programme: promoting innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral areas and sustainable development of natural and community resources. No specific budget has been allocated for this second call, but between 2007-13 the Programme will commit around EUR45 million. After the first call, in which 12 projects were approved, 32.5% of these funds have been allocated. The deadline for applications is 7 March 2008. Further details at: http://www.northernperiphery.net/2007/how-to-apply-g.asp or contact Michael O'Brien, BMW Regional Assembly (Contact Point Ireland), tel: 094 9862970, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org