Atlantic Area Programme 2014-2020

The €140million ERDF programme aims to achieve progress on transnational cooperation that is geared towards cohesive, sustainable and balanced territorial development of the Atlantic Area and its maritime heritage.

Programme region

The programme region covers all of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and those regions within Portugal, Spain, France and the UK that border the Atlantic Ocean.


The Atlantic Area Programme will focused on four priorities:

  1. Stimulating Innovation and Competitiveness;
  2. Fostering Resource Efficiency;
  3. Strengthening the Territory’s Resilience to Risks of Natural Climate and Human Origin;
  4. Enhancing Bio-diversity and the Natural and Cultural Assets.

Case studies

Case studies of project funded by the Atlantic Area Programme can be found here

Further information

Further information can be found on

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