2.3 PEACEPLUS Programmes Areas Skills Development Pre-Application

Investment area 2.3 Programme Areas Skills Programme

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Programme (DS)
Investment Area

This Investment Area 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.

Prior to the funding call for the new PEACEPLUS Programme, the SEUPB is holding a pre-application support workshop under Investment Area 2.3: Programme Area Skills Development.


2.3 Programme Area Skills Development key objective is to address existing and emerging skills gaps, leading to equal access to inclusive and quality services and increasing cross-border labour mobility.

Workshop Information

PEACEPLUS Investment Area 2.3 Programme Skills Development. Preliminary guidance to help potential applicants.

This workshop will:

  • Explain the requirements of Investment Area 2.3 and some of the details that are likely to be included within the call including: types of project activities expected, area of impact, the outputs for the people concerned.
  • Outline the key Policy areas of relevance in Ireland, hear from – Ian McKenna – Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
  • Outline the key Policy areas of relevance in Northern Ireland, hear from Graeme Wilkinson – Department for the Economy.
  • Outline the key components of a strong application including EU funding requirements, and project management.
  • Set out how to complete a Concept Note to receive feedback prior to submission of an application.
  • Provide a Q&A opportunity for those in attendance.

Concept Note

A Concept Note, captures high-level details of a project idea.

Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Investment Area 2.3 may express their interest by completing and returning this Concept Note. The Concept Note does not form part of the formal application process. Instead, it has been put in place to help guide potential applicants to strengthen their application (should they decide to make one) and to help with a smoother project implementation process in the event of funding being awarded.

The closing date for subsmission of concept note was 5pm on August 3rd 2023.


Investment Area 2.3 Concept Note
IA_2.3 Concept Note_Final.DOCX

Workshop Presentation

Investment Area 2.3 Pre-Application Workshop Presentation

Recording of workshop

Open Funding Calls and Application Support

Funding calls are now open under the PEACEPLUS Programme, click here to find out more about the open calls.

Online support and guidance for completing your application is available on our new PEACEPLUS Support Portal. This includes how-to guides and videos to help you throughout the application process.  

If no call has been opened yet for the Investment Area you are interested in, please visit our Pre-Application support page. Before each PEACEPLUS funding call opens the SEUPB will hold a pre-application support workshop for each Investment Area. Recordings of these workshops and information on future workshops will be published in the Pre-Application section. 

Find out more about pre-application support

Potential Partners Notice Board

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Potential partners

The following organisations have asked for their details to be included here, feel free to contact them in relation to potentially forming a partnership for this Investment Area of the EU PEACEPLUS Programme.

Organisation Contact
The Open University Dr Lynsey Quinn
Dundalk Institute of Technology Colette Henry
21 Training Orla Ward
Belfast City Council Deirdre Ferguson
Skillnet Ireland Valerie Rousselin Somerville
Learnovate Centre, Trinity College Dublin Deirdre Green
NICVA una mckernan
People 1st Gráinne McBride
Network Personnel Alex McKee
Aurion Learning Sinead McCarthy
Ulster University Kristel Miller
Inspiring Yarns CIC Claire Anketell
Active Communities Network Rachelle Mc Curry
Generation Ireland Aisling Ahern
Young Enterprise Northern Ireland Carol Fitzsimons

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