Consultation Exercise 2014: Overview

Second Consultation

The content of the Cooperation Programmes (CPs) for PEACE and INTERREG 2014-2020 is informed by the first public consultation exercise which took place in 2012.

The second public consultation  with stakeholders across the eligible regions (Northern Ireland / Border Region of Ireland / Western Scotland (for INTERREG only) ran from Tuesday 03 June 2014 until Tuesday 29 July 2014. 

The Consultation Information Document is available here. This document is also available in Irish here.

Other alternative formats can be provided upon request.  

The views collated within this consultation were used in the drafting of the proposed CPs. (The SEUPB is also currently developing result and output indicators to be incorporated into the final CPs).

The Cooperation Programmes were presented to the Northern Ireland Executive, the Irish Government and the Scottish Government (INTERREG only) for approval before being submitted by 22 September 2014 to the European Commission for negotiation and final approval.  

The draft PEACE Cooperation Programme is available here.

The draft INTERREG Cooperation Programme is available here.

A number of assessments were carried out to ensure that the PEACE and INTERREG  draft Cooperation Programmes met statutory and regulatory requirements. These included:

A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) - to assess the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment:

  • The  SEA for PEACE Programme is available here.
  • The Non Technical Summary SEA for PEACE Programme is available here.
  • The SEA for INTERREG Programme is available here.
  • The Non Technical Summary SEA for INTERREG is available here.

Section 75 Consideration  – in accordance with Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act (1998), the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) is required to have due regard to promote equality of opportunity.

  • The Section 75 Considerations for PEACE is available here.
  • The Section 75 Considerations for INTERREG is available here.

For more information on the development of the new programmes please contact us via consultation@seupb.eu or Tel: 028 90 266 724

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