The €270m PEACE IV Programme is a unique initiative of the European Union which has been designed to support peace and reconciliation.



The PEACE 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.

  • PEACE IV Programme Overview

    The PEACE Programme has a total value of approximately €270 million and it is a unique cross-border initiative designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland.
  • What was funded under the PEACE IV Programme?

    The PEACE IV The Programme had four key priority areas or ‘specific objectives’ where it aimed to make significant and lasting change. These were: Shared Education; Children and Young People; Shared Spaces & Services and Building Positive Relations.
  • PEACE IV Case Studies

    The following case studies help tell the stories of the impact that the PEACE IV Programme is having, in bringing communities together – and how projects continued to deliver services during the second year of the pandemic.
  • EMS

    The electronic Monitoring System (eMS) helps SEUPB collect and store all the information required to process funding applications for current Programmes.
  • Logos and Branding

    Within this section you will find more information about the publicity marketing toolkit and programme logos.
  • PEACE IV Programme Monitoring and Steering Committees

    For each funded Programme, a Programme Monitoring Committee (PMC) is established under European Regulation to monitor its effectiveness and quality. PMC delegates responsibility to the Steering Committee who make the final decision on whether funding is awarded to projects.
  • Programme Rules

    In order to simplify the management of EU Funding, we have created a single document that will cover all rules and regulations that projects must adhere to.  It covers issues relating to budgeting, procurement, state aid, monitoring and reporting. 
  • PEACE IV Evaluations

    The SEUPB have appointed independent evaluators who have carried out a number of impact evaluations of the PEACE IV Programme.

PEACE IV Case Studies



Applications are currently closed for this programme.

Details of current funding opportunities can be found here.

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