SEUPB - About Us

Our main role is to manage cross-border European Union Structural Funds programmes in Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and parts of Western Scotland.

Our two current programmes (2014-2020) are the European Union’s Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (otherwise known as the PEACE IV Programme) and the European Union’s Cross-border Programme for Territorial Co-operation, Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland (otherwise known as the INTERREG VA Programme).

In managing the PEACE IV and INTERREG VA Programmes, our work is divided up into four main areas. These are:

Managing Authority

Joint Technical Secretariat

Certifying Authority 

Corporate Services

Click on the links to find out more about each of these roles.

The SEUPB is in the process of closure of the PEACE III and INTERREG IVA (2007-2013) Programmes. Click on the links to find out more about these programmes.

We have three offices. Our headquarters is in Belfast and we have offices in Omagh and Monaghan. For our INTERREG VA Programme we have a National Contact Point based in Glasgow.

The SEUPB has a role to facilitate project participation in the INTERREG VB Transnational Programmes which are relevant to Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland and also the INTERREG VC Programme, which is open to projects across the European Union. You can find out more about the work the SEUPB does with these programmes by clicking on the links.

The SEUPB is one of the six cross-border Bodies set up under the “Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland establishing implementing bodies” signed on 8 March 1999 (the British-Irish Agreement of 8 March 1999). The Agreement was given domestic effect, North and South, by means of the North/South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 and the British-Irish Agreement Act 1999 respectively.

As the Managing Authority, Joint Technical Secretariat and Certifying Authority for the INTERREG VA and PEACE IV Programmes, we are responsible to the European Commission, the Northern Ireland Executive and the Irish Government for the delivery and management of the programme.

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