Kainuu based organisations can act as partners in projects funded by several international funding programmes. On this page you will find links to the programme websites. 


Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic 2021-2027

In the EU Member States, the NPA Programme area covers Northern and Eastern Finland, Northern and Western Regions of Ireland, and Northern Sweden. Outside the EU, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, and Northern parts of Norway belong to the Programme area. The NPA programme area is vast and participating territories are separated by long distances. Yet, similarities and linkages between the participating territories as well as common characteristics and shared development concerns in the NPA regions offer a strong basis for cooperation.

Read More on the NPA Website

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Interreg Europe Programme 2021-2027

Interreg Europe creates an environment and opportunities for sharing solutions and policy learning, aiming to make sure that government investment, innovation and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place. Public institutions and private non-profit organisations from all regions in 29 European countries can benefit from the funding opportunities or policy learning services offered by our programme.

Read More on the IE Website


Interreg Aurora 2021-2027

Interreg Aurora is a brand new programme in the European Interreg community for cross-border cooperation 2021-2027, combining the previous  Interreg Botnia-Atlantica and Interreg Nord programmes. The programme offers opportunities and enables new and exciting cross-border cooperation in the northernmost part of Europe and Sápmi. Kainuu is not a part of the programme area but partners from Kainuu can participate in certain terms.


Read More on the Interreg Aurora Website

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Baltic Sea Programme 2021-2027

The area of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme covers nine countries: eight EU Member States and one non-EU country.  The programme is about to offer new funding to public and private players around the Baltic Sea who want to shape the region with their smart ideas. These smart ideas will turn into innovative, water-smart and climate-neutral solutions; solutions that will improve the life of people around the Baltic Sea.


Read More on the BSR Website



Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Individuals constitute the main target population of the Programme. However, the Programme reaches these individuals mainly through organisations, institutions, bodies or groups that organise such activities.

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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation. The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports the creation and better diffusion of excellent knowledge and technologies. It creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, boosts economic growth, promotes industrial competitiveness and optimises investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area.

Read More on the Horizon Europe Website