SEUPB News Feed Latest News €47.5m EU Investment in Cross-border Healthcare <p>Approximately €47.5 million worth of EU INTERREG VA Programme funding has been offered to eight innovative cross-border health and social care initiatives that will improve the lives of tens of thousands of people.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information on each of the eight areas and how this will have a positive impact on your local community <a href="">continue reading here</a>.</p>€47_5m_EU_Investment_in_Cross-border_Healthcare.aspx louisebuckley 7783c275-11a7-4da7-a2be-101fa0e9a65c Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:23:54 GMT €81m EU Funding for Local Authorities <p>Approximately €81 million worth of funding under the EU's PEACE IV Programme has been made available to local authorities across Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland.</p> <p>The funding will be used to support a number of localised projects and initiatives that will promote positive relations between people from different communities and backgrounds.  Each local authority in receipt of funding will be responsible for the delivery of a 'PEACE Action Plan' focused on three key areas: 'Children &amp; Young People'; 'Shared Spaces &amp; Services' and 'Building Positive Relations'.  The support will be used in the delivery of local community initiatives for children and young people involving sports, arts, culture and language.  it will help make public space in cities, towns and villages more inclusive and facilitate programmes for shared space.</p> <p>The financial allocations for each local-authority led PEACE Action Plan are based on per capita (Census) and deprivation (NI Multiple Deprivation Measure and Trutz Haase Deprivation) indexes.</p> <p>For more information please see <a href="">the press release here</a>.</p>€81m_EU_Funding_for_Local_Authorities.aspx louisebuckley baca1023-fa6c-483d-95ba-f6949026bce2 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:11:35 GMT Antrim & Newtownabbey Offered £3.2m of EU Funding <p>Approximately £3.2m worth of funding under the European Union's PEACE IV Programme has been offered to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.  The funding will be used to support a number of locally-based initiatives that will promote positive relations between people from different communities and backgrounds.  It will result in an increase in the percentage of people who think relations between Protestants and Catholics have improved and an increased cultural awareness of minority ethnic communities.</p> <p>Further information can be found in the <a href="">press release</a>.</p>£3_2m_of_EU_Funding.aspx louisebuckley 47925fd3-ee0e-4379-bb27-f2aee5b2e69a Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:16:10 GMT €23m Awarded to Ulster University <p>Over €23m has been offered to Ulster University, under the EU's INTERREG VA Programme, for three truly innovative projects within the fields of Health &amp; Life Science and Renewable Energy.</p> <p>To find out what these projects will achieve <a href="">read the full press release here</a>.</p>€23m_Awarded_to_Ulster_University.aspx louisebuckley 08efe224-a00a-4958-bd61-63d9881bb1bd Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:20:34 GMT Ministers Donohoe and Ó Muilleoir See First-hand the Impact of EU Funding in Derry <p>The Executive Minister of Finance, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir and the Irish Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, today visited a number of PEACE and INTERREG funded projects across the city of Derry.</p> <p>Find out about the projects they visited and the EU investment in the area here:</p> <p><a href=""></a></p>Ó_Muilleoir_See_First-hand_the_Impact_of_EU_Funding_in_Derry.aspx louisebuckley cd24f699-a383-4fa6-b737-1e2327e77833 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:26:44 GMT EU Invests €23.27 Million In A New Green Way Forward For Cross-border Travel <p>The EU's INTERREG VA Programme has offered approximately €23 million in funding for three new cross-border greenway projects that will open up new sustainable travel routes for both cyclists and pedestrians.</p> <p>Full details on the locations of the new greenways and the funding they have received can be found here:</p> <p><a href=""></a></p>€23_27_Million_In_A_New_Green_Way_Forward_For_Cross-border_Travel.aspx louisebuckley dcbea328-6ad6-4c04-bd1a-5458fe583309 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:50:48 GMT €16.6 MILLION WORTH OF EU FUNDING SET TO TRANSFORM CROSS-BORDER BUSINESS R&I <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><b><span style="color: black;">Approximately </span></b><b><span style="color: black;">€16.6m </span><span style="color: black;">has been offered, under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, to develop the Research &amp; Innovation</span> capacity of over 1,400 SMEs on a cross-border basis, through the ‘Co-Innovate’ project. </b></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;">The funding offer is the first to be announced under the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme. Upon completion the project will increase the proportion of SMEs and micro-businesses involved in cross-border R&amp;I collaboration within Northern Ireland, Western Scotland and the Border Region of Ireland from 22% to 33%. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><a href="">For more information please see attached press release.</a></span></p>€16_6_MILLION_WORTH_OF_EU_FUNDING_SET_TO_TRANSFORM_CROSS-BORDER_BUSINESS_R_I.aspx louisebuckley eec3262f-e855-4ae9-82bd-aca2c886ae28 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:21:03 GMT EU PROVIDES £13.4M FOR VICTIMS & SURVIVORS OF THE CONFLICT <p>The EU’s PEACE IV Programme has offered £13,372,519 worth of funding to support the health and well-being of victims and survivors of the troubles/conflict, on a cross-border basis. This will be the first funding award under the PEACE IV Programme. </p> <p>In total the funding aims to support up to 17,650 victims and survivors and members of their families. The funding will be delivered through the Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) and will benefit people living in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. </p> <p>Building upon the valuable work funded under previous PEACE Programme’s the new funding offer, under PEACE IV, will include the provision of health and wellbeing support to address the complex needs of victims and survivors.  </p> <p>It will also be used to support victims and survivors engaging with new and existing bodies involved in historical investigations and narrative associated with the conflict. </p> <p>The VSS will be responsible for distributing funding to community and voluntary organisations to support staff as advocates and health and wellbeing caseworkers that will facilitate access for individuals to engage in resilience building activities.  </p> <p>Recognising the importance of the funding Gina McIntyre CEO of the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), which manages the PEACE IV Programme, said: “This funding will add real value by investing in cross-border health and well-being services that will increase the capacity and quality of care for Victims and Survivors and their families. </p> <p>“It will build upon the valuable work that has been undertaken by previous PEACE Programmes for Victims and Survivors by building capacity for professionally delivered, cross-border support services,” she continued. </p> <p>In total, 85% of the funding has been provided by the European Union with the remaining 15% provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government in Ireland. </p>£13_4M_FOR_VICTIMS_SURVIVORS_OF_THE_CONFLICT.aspx louisebuckley 2970af06-18dd-4331-8849-e16faf3042c1 Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:22:49 GMT Funding Worth Over €90m Now Available Under the EU's PEACE IV Programme <p>Two funding calls, worth a combined value of €90.5 million, have opened today under the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). </p> <p>€52.9 million will now be made available under the ‘Shared Spaces &amp; Services’ objective of the Programme. </p> <p>Designed to create up to eight new, iconic civic spaces that can be used by all sections of the community, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate that their project will have a transformative effect both locally and regionally. In doing so they will be able to help overcome the legacy of social segregation, which still exists across the region as a result of the conflict. </p> <p>Projects funded under this objective in the last PEACE III Programme included the Peace Bridge in Londonderry, the Girdwood Community Hub in North Belfast and the Peace Link cross-community sports facility in Cavan.</p> <p>€37.6 million will also be made available for the ‘Children &amp; Young People’ (aged 14-24) objective of the Programme. The funding will be targeted at young people who are disadvantaged and are at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour, violence or dissident activity. </p> <p>The objective will result in an increase in the percentage of young people who socialise with people from a different community and who think that relations between Protestants and Catholics are better than they were five years ago. </p> <p>Outlining the importance of the calls Gina McIntyre, CEO of the SEUPB said: “Both funding calls have the potential to make a long-term and positive change in our society by bringing divided communities together. The Children and Young People call has been designed to support young men and women who feel disengaged, and offer them an opportunity to gain a sense of belonging, purpose and appreciation for other communities and cultures.   </p> <p>“The Shared Spaces call will create eight new large scale capital build projects which will act as a legacy for the Programme. Projects like these have helped to break down some of the barriers resulting from segregated communities which still exist in our society and provide a welcoming space where people can come together and learn from each other,” she continued. </p> <p>In order to help support applicants to access the funding for the ‘Children &amp; Young People’ call the SEUPB will be co-ordinating two workshops on the dates and times below. (A workshop for the ‘Shared Spaces &amp; Services’ call was held earlier in the year).    </p> <ul> <li>Tuesday 15 November (9.45am-12.30pm), Ballymascanlon Hotel, Louth.</li> <li>Thursday 17 November (9.45am-12.30pm), Skainos Centre, Belfast.   </li> </ul> <p>The Department for the Economy (DfE) has recently undertaken a significant youth pilot project with similar goals to the work anticipated under the Children &amp; Young People call. The DfE will present on the evaluation of this pilot activity at both events from 2pm-4pm.  </p> <p>To register for a place on these workshops, email: <a href=""></a> </p> <p>All of the relevant applicant information for both funding calls is available at <a href=""></a> </p> <p>Match-funding for both of the Programme’s objectives will be provided by the Government of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive. </p>€90m_Now_Available_Under_the_EU_s_PEACE_IV_Programme.aspx louisebuckley 624df377-1b87-431d-aae3-2f1b8a54656b Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:54:01 GMT MINISTERS DONOHOE AND Ó MUILLEOIR CONFIRM MULTI-MILLION DELIVERY OF EU FUNDING <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri; color: black;">The Executive Minister of Finance, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, and the Irish Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, have confirmed that the EU letters of offer for funding Programmes, PEACE IV and INTERREG VA for 2014-2020 will issue starting next week. Together these Programmes represent more than half a billion Euro of funding to be delivered on a cross-border and cross-community basis. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri; color: black;"></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri; color: black;"><a href="">Please see full statement here</a>.</span></p>Ó_MUILLEOIR_CONFIRM_MULTI-MILLION_DELIVERY_OF_EU_FUNDING.aspx louisebuckley 6b11c7b9-6c9c-4eac-8a13-e57cabeb568b Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:57:48 GMT