The INTERREG Atlantic Area is a European funding programme that promotes transnational cooperation among 36 Atlantic regions of five European countries. This programme co-finances cooperation projects in the fields of Innovation & Competitiveness, Resource Efficiency, Territorial Risks Management, Biodiversity and Natural & Cultural Assets.

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EU Budget

€113 million ERDF (up to 75% support per project) for the 2021-2027 programming period.

Eligible areas

Business support organisations, social enterprises, third sector organisations, public authorities, education and training organisations, environmental protection agencies, local communities, civil society clusters, universities, upper education bodies and research/innovation institutions.

Priority Axes

Stimulating innovation and competitiveness (€62.8 million)

Objective 1.1 Enhancing innovation capacity through cooperation to foster competitiveness

Objective 1.2 Strengthening the transfer of innovation results to facilitate the emergence of new products, services and processes.

Fostering resource efficiency (€39.7 million)

Objective 2.1 Fostering renewable energies and energy efficiency

Objective 2.2 Fostering green growth, eco-innovation and environmental efficiency

Strengthening the territory’s resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin (€20.3 million)

Objective 3.1 Strengthening risk management systems

Priority 4: Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets (€52.6 million)

Objective 4.1 Improving the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems’ services

Objective 4.2 Enhancing natural and cultural assets to stimulate economic development

Priority 5: Technical Assistance (€9.9 million)


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Northern & Western Regional Assembly, The Square, Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon.