3.1 Shared Learning Together (Non-Formal Education): Pre-Application Support

Investment area 3.1 Shred Learning Together (non-formal) pre-application workshop

THE JUNCTION, 12 Beechvalley Way, Dungannon, BT70 1BS

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Investment Area

Prior to the funding call to the new PEACEPLUS Programme opening, the SEUPB held a pre-application support workshop under Theme 3: Empowering and Investing in Our Young People. This workshop provided preliminary guidance to help potential applicants build their project, programme knowledge, and capacity so that they are best placed to make quality applications, with a strong focus on outcomes that meet programme targets and the overarching aim of Peace and Prosperity.

An indicative budget allocation has been set at €10 million for this Investment Area.

Overview of Investment Area 3.1

The key objective of Investment Area 3.1 Shared Learning Together Education Programme (non-formal education): To provide direct, sustained contact between children from all backgrounds through collaboration between youth organisations, to promote good relations and enhance children’s skills to contribute to a cohesive society.

It will result in an increase in the number of children (those engaging with youth services); youth workers engaged in sustained partnerships with those from different community, socio-economic, cultural and political backgrounds, in a manner which will contribute to the attitudinal and behavioural change within early years, youth settings and the wider community required to build a more peaceful, prosperous and cohesive Programme area.

It is anticipated that the Youth element of the Programme will fund the following actions:

  • Shared Learning Together Programmes: Development and delivery of youth-to-youth Shared Learning Together programmes in the non-formal education sector, delivered by youth organisations, which facilitate youth-based organisation partnerships on a cross community and or cross border basis. These youth based, non-curricular approaches designed by young people and youth workers should incorporate cultural awareness activities and the opportunity for significant and sustained contact, including the development of cross border exchange programmes;
  • Youth work capacity building: Programmes which develop youth work capacity on a cross border basis that will include enhancing relationships between youth workers across the Programme area and enhancing the expertise of youth organisations over the long-term.

The SEUPB anticipates that a funding call for this Investment Area will open in Spring of 2023. In advance of this, the above

Recording of the Workshop

Presentation Slides

3.1 Pre-application workshop Presentation (non-formal).pdf
3.1 Pre-application workshop Presentation (non-formal).pdf

Concept Note

Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Area 3.1 may express their interest by completing and returning a 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. 

Submission date was the 3.1 Concept Notes was 16th March 2023.

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 Noticeboard

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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
Beam Creative Network Ann Marie McKeever,
Beam Creative Network Kathryn ONeill 
STRIDE at Queen's University Belfast Dr Liam O'Hare
Utopian Learning Academy Edward Hanna
British Council NI Jonathan Stewart
Louth Meath Education and Training Board Declan McKenna
British Council Ireland Dr Kerry McCall Magan 
Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark Julie Armstrong
EA Youth Service (Fermanagh and Omagh) Allen Fleming
H2O Heroes (Dundalk Institute of Technology) Dr Caroline Gilleran Stephens
Knocknagrave Environmental Education Centre (Monaghan) Claire Sherlock
Leitrim Development Company Chris Gonley
Localise Youth Volunteering Harry Keogh
Newry Gateway Community Centre and Club Jim McDonnell
NxMEA (Work4UPlus) Pauline Coghlan

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