INTERREG BOTNIA-ATLANTICA AND INTERREG NORD 2014-2020 66 Say hello to Interreg Aurora As we are saying goodbye to Interreg Botnia-Atlantica and Interreg Nord 20142020, we are also looking towards the future. It is time to say hello to Interreg Aurora. Interreg Aurora is a brand-new programme in the European Interreg community. The programme offers great opportunities and enables new and exciting cross-border cooperation in the northernmost part of Europe and Sápmi. The programme will run between 2021 and 2027. The overall goal of the Interreg Aurora programme is to encourage cross-border collaboration, thereby strengthening the programme area's competitiveness, sustainability and attractiveness through social inclusion, digitalisation, and green transition. Just imagine the possibilities ahead! THE FOLLOWING REGIONS ARE COVERED BY THE INTERREG AURORA PROGRAMME: SUB-AREA AURORA FINLAND Lappi Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Keski-Pohjanmaa Österbotten/Pohjanmaa Etelä-Pohjanmaa SWEDEN Norrbotten Västerbotten Västernorrland NORWAY Troms og Finnmark Nordland SUB-AREA SÁPMI FINLAND Lappi Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Keski-Pohjanmaa In addition to the official area of the Sámi homeland*, the geographical area of the sub-area Sápmi covers the entire region of Lappi, and the regions of PohjoisPohjanmaa and Keski-Pohjanmaa. SWEDEN Norrbotten Västerbotten Västernorrland Jämtland Idre Sameby in Dalarna. NORWAY Troms og Finnmark, Nordland and Tröndelag as well as part of Innlandet (Elgå Reinbeitedistrikt). *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 Lapland in Sodankylä.