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Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme 2014-2020 Kirsti Mijnhijmer, NPP Secretariat NORDMIN workshop, 4th September 2014, Copenhagen. Basic facts. European Territorial Cooperation = INTERREG Transnational: 9 programme partner countries Regional development: people’s programme - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme 2014-2020

Kirsti Mijnhijmer, NPP SecretariatNORDMIN workshop, 4th September 2014, CopenhagenBasic factsEuropean Territorial Cooperation = INTERREGTransnational: 9 programme partner countriesRegional development: peoples programmeTangible outputs: all projects need to develop products/servicesBudget: 56 million EUR + match funding (35-50%)New in the 2014-2020 periodEuropean Commission requirements:Thematic concentration: 11 themes based on EU2020Change: a measurable impact on the programme areaReducing administrative burdenLarger budget: approximately +25%More explicit focus on Arctic dimensionPrivate partner involvement (SMEs)

Peripherality & Low population densityLack of critical massWeak access to key marketsLittle external orientation of SMEsLittle economic diversityShrinking rural communitiesAgeing/gender imbalanceNatural resources & Versatile Business sectorGlobalisation Climate change Green Economy Rising demand and prices for minerals, bio mass, food etc. at world marketInnovation capacity & place based competences

Challenges and OpportunitiesPrioritiesHorizontal principles

Actions relevant to miningPriority 1: innovation and R&D transfer to SMEs e.g. new technologies adapted to conditions in the programme area or cleantech

Priority 2: SME entrepeneurship e.g. local businesses that can capture spinoffs from mega projects by specialising/upscaling/clusteringActions relevant to miningPriority 3: energy efficiency and renewables in housing/public infrastructures e.g. using geothermal heat from mines

Priority 4: sustainable environmental management e.g. mitigating damage to natural and cultural heritage, using natural resources as an asset for sustainable growth, capacity building of local authorities to handle mega projects in their communityNext Steps30th SepProgramme Launch and First Call opensOct/Nov??European Commission approvalPreparatory project call (45000 @65%)24th NovFirst Call deadline5th JanSecond Call opens10th FebFirst Call project decisionsApril 2015Second Call deadlineJune 2015Second Call project decisions

Thank you for listening!Kirsti MijnhijmerNPP Secretariat, Strandgade 91, CopenhagenTel.: +45 3283 3784E-mail:

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