First Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy Published
The Northern and Western Regional Assembly made the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) on Friday 24th January 2020 and a notice was published in the Business Post on Sunday, 26th of January 2020.

The RSES replaces the Regional Planning Guidelines and a copy is available on our website.
Read or Download the RSES
A Region in Transition - The Way Forward
A study by the Northern and Western Regional Assembly says a policy of ‘positive discrimination’ is required to accelerate growth and stem decline in the north, west and border communities of Ireland. 

The report ‘A Region in Transition: The Way Forward’ found startling levels of inequality in terms of investment across a number of key areas such as health, education, infrastructure and transport.
Read or Download the Region in Transition Report

EU Funds Programme


This programme designed by the Northern & Western Regional Assembly and delivered in conjunction with GTC and The Irish College, Leuven, is geared to up-skilling senior staff members across the region in the European Union Structures and Funding possibilities.

The course was delivered by Mr. David Grant, CEO of the Irish College, Leuven, who is widely acknowledged as a leading expert in the field of the European Union and Funding Streams.

Interested in participating? Find out more here
For more than four decades now, partnerships with our EU colleagues have helped improve almost every aspect of life for the people who live in our region, and across the country.

#EUINMYREGION is a campaign being promoted by the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) recognising the transformative impact of this support.
Check out the stories here
Boost your knowledge - Smart Cities; Smart Region; Smart Villages
While an effort to create the elusive smart city continues across multiple sectors, most local authorities are primarily focused on sustaining minimum levels of safety, interaction and mobility.

We are living in a new era where the present is changing
faster than the future we design for it. The NWRA is planning for a Smart City / Region Bootcamp. A three day immersive workshop where we will learn through a blend of experiential sessions and site visits in Ireland and Europe.
Want to know more? Email Brendan Mooney 
Europes No.1 news channel visited Sligo and Donegal
Fantastic focus by the TV Channel Euronews  on a clever project to stimulate innovation and jobs in the north west featuring the Northern & Western Regional Assembly, Ward Automation and the INTERREG Devise Project.
Visit the Euronews Website