Welcome to our Irish success stories page, where we showcase via our interactive map the many EU funded projects in Ireland.

European Territorial Cooperation, also known as Interreg, is one of the key instruments of the EU to support cooperation across borders through project funding. Structured around an umbrella of 79 various programmes, its aim is to tackle common challenges and find shared solutions in fields such as health, environment, research, education, transport, sustainable energy and more. Between 2014-2020, the three Regional Assemblies acted as the National Contact Points for a range of European Territorial Cooperation programmes including: INTERREG Atlantic Area, INTERREG North West Europe, INTERREG Northern Periphery and Artic, INTERREG Europe and URBACT.

Over the years, Interreg funding enabled the development of Irish regions and improved their competitiveness across a suite of policy areas, but also contributed to many learning opportunities and fostered cooperation between like-minded regions across the entire European Union.

The map below represents the participation of Irish partners (Local and Regional authorities, County Councils, research institutions, state agencies, universities, private entities and many more stakeholders) in those transnational and interregional Interreg programmes for which Ireland was eligible in the years 2014-2020.

(Please note, this map does not include Irish participation in INTERREG cross border programmes).    

How to use the map? 

Click on a project icon to find out its Irish partners and a short summary. Click on the description website to learn more about the project. To learn more about the various Interreg programmes, visit our Funding and Financing page 

Interreg Atlantic Area

Interreg Europe

Interreg North West Europe

Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic


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News & Events


Have your say on the EU's Just Transition Fund in Ireland. This fund will support regions most affected by the transition to climate neutrality. The public consultation is open until 14th Feb 2022. 👇@Dept_ECC @EMRAssembly

"The Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) has evolved as a key advocate and leader for its region."

Thank you @eolasmagazine for this feature piece on the work of the NWRA with Director @DavidMintonDire.


Press release: Offshore wind energy crucial to economic recovery in the Northern and Western Region https://www.nwra.ie/?p=9014 @NWAssembly @WesternDevCo @GalwayChamber @SligoChamber @lkchamber

Did you know...local authorities are eligible for this capacity building programme. Sign up to find out more about the work of @The_Wheel_IRL and the @EuropeAccess programme. @NWAssembly @EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl

Plan ahead for your Interreg NWE project; the draft Programme 2021-27 (Oct 2021 version) is now available –http://ow.ly/hPQ050GGf0k. It includes five priorities and nine specific objectives for the future Programme to focus on.
@INTERREG_NWE, #euinmyregion, #nwe

It's almost @EuropeAccess's one-year anniversary!

Access Europe is our programme to help nonprofits understand and successfully apply for EU funding opportunities.

Follow them for information, support, and all the latest funding calls. https://twitter.com/EuropeAccess/status/1468178800513097731

This is a great opportunity to work with us on a wide range of EU policy and funding issues that impact on local and regional authorities in Ireland. The IREO would love to hear from you! 👇

Our esteemed panel this morning includes @cllrkmac @GraceOSllvn, @emmamurtagh17 @sendboyle @gillcoughlan providing excellent insights into how they communicate EU policies to citizens. @EU_CoR @corkcitycouncil @Corkcoco @Europarl_EN @The_Wheel_IRL

The @Future4Europe explained brilliantly by Rory Harte from @emireland. It may look complex, but Rory has done a fantastic job explaining how local authorities across @SouthernAssembl can get involved.


Want to know how to be involved in the @Future4Europe...we are delighted to find out more from a member of the Conference @DeirdreCluneMEP #CommunicatingEurope @EU_CoR

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