Arctic Award 2019 Preannouncement

Arctic Project Awards 2019 Preannouncement

The third edition of the Arctic Awards competition will open in late March and run until April 2019. The award highlights good practice projects focused on topics of particular relevance to the Arctic area.

The objective of the Arctic Award is to identify good practice, promote Arctic cross-border collaboration, and raise awareness among projects of each other. The awards aim to highlight innovative projects with a clear Arctic dimension, which are viewed as inspirational in their participating regions as well as being seen as creating real, measurable impacts on the ground, and being of direct benefit to Arctic communities.

This year, the Arctic Awards focus on the following two award categories:

Sustainable use of resources

  • Harnessing environmental protection opportunities appropriate for cold climates and Arctic economic development, including but not limited to preserving environmental quality and Arctic natural resources.

Arctic entrepreneurial spirit

  • The project supports business based on Arctic opportunities and cultural heritage (food innovation, tourism, creative and cultural industries, indigenous cultural businesses) as well as the assisting of niche industries' move to commercialisation and achievement of critical mass.

The competition is open to projects funded by the NPA or NPP, Interreg Botnia-Atlantica, Interreg Nord and Kolarctic and Karelia CBC programmes.

The competition opening day and further details will be announced soon on the programme´s website. The closing date for submission will be 26th April 2019.

  • 27.04.2021
    Offentlig hearing angående Interreg Aurora programutkast för 2021-2027 har påbörjats. Du kan delta i hearingen genom att svara på en webbenkät till och med den 20 maj 2021. Det kommer även att arrangeras ett webbinarium den 4 maj kl. 13-15 (CET) som stödjer den offentliga hearingen, och där programmets förslag till politiska mål presenteras.
  • 26.04.2021
    JUNE 9th
    Save the date for a Botnia-Atlantica webinar with information on the current status of the programme, the coming Interreg Aurora programme, a talk on "Attractive locations for talent and investments". And more.
    So, check off the afternoon in your calendar! More information and how to attend will be published in a few weeks.
  • 11.12.2020
    Idag beslutades att det nya Interregprogrammet som ersätter Interreg Botnia-Atlantica och Interreg Nord i den kommande programperioden 2021-2027 kommer att heta Interreg Aurora.
  • 04.12.2020
    Inför denna ansökningsomgång har ni möjlighet att boka tid med oss på sekretariatet för rådgivning kring era projektidéer. Dessa träffar sker digitalt via Skype. Vill ni boka en träff med oss, skicka ett mejl till Vi har tider för rådgivning fram till den 21 december.
  • 25.11.2020
    Den 14 december öppnar Botnia-Atlantica en ansökningsomgång där sista dag att lämna in ansökan är den 20 januari 2021.
  • 20.11.2020
    We have had a rapid increase of people infected with Covid-19 in Sweden these past weeks and last week new stricter restrictions were presented in our region. We are now adviced not to travel inside or outside Västerbotten, nor should we meet with other people outside our families (as far as possible).
    This means that we see no possibility but to cancel our annual conference, even though it is digital, since we cannot go through with filming the planned pre-recordings, nor the live studio session.
    Our ambition is to be able to arrange the conference in the beginning of 2021 instead, and we promise to keep you updated. Those of you who have already registered for the conference will automatically be registered for the new event
    We are of course very sorry to bring you these sad news, but we cannot control this virus and we all have to do whatever we can to stop the spreading of it.


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