PEACE IV Programme: Overview

The PEACE IV Programme is a unique initiative of the European Union which has been designed to support peace and reconciliation in the Border Region of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Programme was initially created in 1995 as a direct result of the EU's desire to make a positive response to the paramilitary ceasefires of 1994.

Whilst significant progress has been made since then, there remains a need to improve cross-community relations and where possible further integrate divided communities. The new programming period for 2014-2020 provides opportunity for continued EU assistance to help address the peace and reconciliation needs of the region.

For a general, short overview of the Programme click here

The content of the new PEACE IV Programme has been agreed by the Northern Ireland Executive and the Irish Government. Click here for a copy of the Cooperation Programme document for PEACE IV.

A Citizens' Summary for PEACE IV is available here. This document will give a user-friendly overview of the content of the full Programme. An Irish version of this summary is also available here.

A detailed timetable of funding calls for the new PEACE IV Programme can be accessed here. This timetable also includes dates of funding call workshops relevant to all of the Programme's specific objectives. These workshops are open to all seeking funding under the Programme.

If you have any queries in relation to the PEACE IV Programme please email them to


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