Border Midland West Regional Assembly (BMW)


Name / Title

Border Midland West Regional Assembly (BMW)

Case Study Region

BMW, West of Ireland - Roscommon

Geographical coverage


Border Region: Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo;
Midland Region: Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath;
Western Region: Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.


Government; policy; funding scheme; advice service, research

Main activity / focus


Management of EU Operational Programme (Structural Funds) for the region

Target beneficiaries / market

Population of the BMW Region

Year established


Current Funding source(s)

Department of Finance, via the EU


Members of the public seeking eligible supports, training/community enterprise participants





The BMW Regional Assembly (which includes representation for County Roscommon) is designated by government to prepare and deliver the Operational Programme for its region. The objective of the Operational Programme is:“To facilitate innovation, ensure sustainable development, improve accessibility and develop the urban fabric within the region, in order to enhance overall productivity and competitiveness.”

The BMW Operational Programme focuses on three key development priorities:

  1. Innovation, ICT and the Knowledge Economy
  2. Environment and Risk Prevention
  3. Urban Development and Secondary Transport Networks

The BMW Assembly also advises government on policy direction that would benefit the region, and provides extensive reviews of current policy composition and impacts with a view to its improvement.


Contact details
The Square,
County Roscommon


User login
Latest events

31 March, European Parliament, Brussels: 'Rural Development and...

29-30 June 2011, Aberystwyth University.
This two-day workshop will...