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The INTERREG VA Programme has helped to positively transform the lives of tens of thousands of people across Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland.

Programme Objective - Enterprise

Tradelinks II - a cross-border business development project, which helped to generate new sales for firms on both sides of the border.

The creation of CREST, Ireland's largest green technology research and development training facility.

The iFactory project was designed to provide bespoke innovation support to SMEs on a cross-border basis.

The Innovation for Competitive Enterprise (ICE) project helped its participants to develop new business models, products and services.

Programme Objective - Tourism

The Border Uplands project helped to provide sustainable tourism products in remote cross-border locations.

The Gobbins and Sliabh Liag project helped to enhance the coastal tourism potential of Northern Ireland and the North coast of Ireland.

The Sail West marine tourism initiative created a marine leisure centre of excellence within Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland.

The Marine Tourism and Angling Development project helped to promote tourism in the Foyle and Carlingford areas.

Programme Objective - Public Sector Collaboration

The Women into Public Life project helped to address the gender imbalance that exists in civic life by supporting women to take up leadership roles.

The Driving Change project was a health and safety initiative designed to enhance the emergency response capability for road traffic accidents, on a cross-border basis.

The North West Science Park is a significant economic development project for the North West of the region which will enhance its ability to support new business growth.

The Social Farming across Borders initiative promotes 'social farming' as a viable option for connecting farmers with their communities.


Programme Objective - Environment & Infrastructure

The INIS Hydro project produced a standardised hydrographic survey of important seabed areas in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the West coast of Scotland.

The Freshwater Pearl Mussel project aimed to tackle the decline of the pearl mussel across Northern Ireland and Ireland.

The A.N.S.W.E.R. project examined the environmental protection capability of the willow plant.

The H.E.L.P. project was designed to improve habitats for a range of priority species that have undergone severe decline in recent years.