Delivering Socio-Economic Regeneration and Transformation

This theme focuses on small businesses and technology. The aim is to connect people by finding new ways to do things using technology and the internet, as well as learning new skills. 

Projects can also help unite communities using technology.


Pre-application Support

Before each PEACEPLUS funding call opens the SEUPB are hosting pre-application support workshop for each Investment Area. Click on the Investment Areas below to find out more about workshops and resources available under Theme 2.

Pre-application support is not a formal part of the assessment process and applicants can still apply to the programme even if they have not attended or completed a concept note. 

  • Investment Area 2.1 SME Development and Transition

    This Investment Area will build upon existing investment to support SMEs to operate at scale through cross-border collaboration, engage in commercially led innovation, effectively transition to engage in the low carbon, circular economy, and support SMEs to deliver productivity improvements.

  • Investment Area 2.2 Innovation Challenge Fund

    This investment area will support high level, commercially focused research, development and innovation within key Programme Area growth sectors; resulting in increased productivity and higher export levels; and sustainable employment.

  • Investment Area 2.3 Programme Area Skills Development

    This will support area-based approaches, designed to address evidenced skills gaps, which will result in increased
    productivity and employment and higher levels of cross-border labour mobility.

  • Investment Area 2.4 Smart Towns and Villages

    This investment area will provide greater access to and awareness of telecommunications. An area-based approach will be adopted to the creation of Smart Towns and Villages.

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