New Regional Policy (NRP)
With the New Regional Policy (NRP) both the federal government and the cantons support mountain and border regions as well as rural areas in coping with changes in economic structures. This includes improving hard and soft locational factors of a region as well as promoting innovation, the creation of value and competitiveness in a sustainable way. In doing so, the NRP contributes to creating and maintaining jobs in the targeted areas and thus indirectly to evening out regional disparities and maintaining the decentralised settlement structures in Switzerland.
Another component of the NRP is the cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation in line with the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC).