Interreg Aurora is a Programme in the European Union Interreg community for cross-border cooperation in 2021-2027. The Programme offers great opportunities and enables new and exciting cross-border cooperation in the northernmost parts of Europe and Sápmi. The Interreg Aurora has a unique feature, the Programme is integrated with Sápmi and the indigenous Sami people.
The Interreg Aurora Programme area is divided into two geographical
sub-areas – Aurora and Sápmi.
Troms og Finnmark
Idre Sameby in Dalarna
Troms og Finnmark
Innlandet (Elgå Reinbeitedistrikt)
* In addition to the official area of the Sámi homeland, the geographical area of the sub-area Sápmi covers the entire regions of Lappi, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa and Keski-Pohjanmaa. The Sámi homeland means the areas of the municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki, as well as the area of the reindeer owners association of Lappi in Sodankylä.
The overall goal of the Interreg Aurora Programme 2021-2027 is to encourage cross-border collaboration and thereby strengthening the competitiveness, sustainability and attractiveness of the Programme area through social inclusion, digitalisation and green transition.
Sustainable development is an overarching goal in Interreg Aurora. The three dimensions of sustainable development – social, ecological and economic sustainability – will therefore be taken into account as horizontal principles.
The total funding for the Interreg Aurora Programme is approximately 165 million Euro, including EU-funding, Norwegian IR-funding and national co-funding.
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