Guidance for applicants

Are your preparing to submit an application? Be sure to check out our factsheets and guidance documents below on how to apply.


Match your project idea with one of the Programme’s specific objectives.

The factsheets provide for each Specific Objective (SO) a summary of the territorial challenges and opportunities, objectives, target groups, activities, and results. These are designed to help ​potential applicants understand what is expected from projects under each topic.

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Step 1 documents

At step 1 of the application process, applicants submit a light application.

Prepare your step 1 application with the help of our guidance documents.

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Step 2 documents

Project applications approved at step 1 are invited to further develop their proposals including a
detailed work plan. The Contact Points guide applicants in the process with the support of the Joint Secretariat.

Prepare your step 2 application with the help of our guidance documents.

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NWE Area map 2021-2027

Programme area

​Identify which regions are eligible for funding with the Programme area map. 

Seven countries are participating in the 2021-2027 NWE Programme: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland.

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The NWE Joint Electronic Monitoring System (Jems) is an online system covering the full project life cycle within one monitoring tool.

Project proposals, both at step 1 and step 2 of NWE calls must be submitted in English and only through Jems.

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