The overall goal for the current program is to strengthen the competitiveness and attractiveness of the program area. To accomplish this, the region needs to be developed in an economic, social and environmental sustainable way.

Areas included in the program are north Norway, north Finland, north Sweden and Sápmi (which spreads over all three countries). It is desirable that the cross-border cooperation takes place between all three countries, Norway, Sweden and Finland, as far as possible, and that they aim to identify common challenges and opportunities.

The Interreg Nord program is divided into two sub areas – Nord and Sápmi. Both areas have common priorities and goals, but Sámpi has own goals as well. The program has identified four priority areas:

  • Research and innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Culture and environment
  • Common labor market