The EU cross-border PEACE Programme for Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland is a unique structural fund aimed at reinforcing progress towards a peaceful and stable society and promoting reconciliation.

  • PEACE I Programme

    In 1994 the European Commission (EC) created a special Task Force to look into ways of giving practical assistance to Northern Ireland and the six border counties of Ireland (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo) in consultation with the national authorities. The creation of the Task Force was an expression of the European Union’s (EU) commitment to the peace and reconciliation process.
  • PEACE II Overview

    In March 1999, the PEACE II Programme was introduced to build on the success of PEACE I. It became mainstreamed as a Structural Funds Programme (formerly a Community Initiative) leading to the setting up of a Northern Ireland Community Support Framework (CSF) with two Operational Programmes – the Transitional Objective 1 Programme (known as Building Sustainable Prosperity) and the PEACE II Programme.
  • PEACE III Programme

    PEACE III introduced a more focused approach on reconciliation outcomes and on addressing issues of sectarianism and racism. This increased focus on reconciliation was based on the research into the meaning and definition of reconciliation that had been carried out as part of the PEACE II Programme. PEACE III also sought to introduce more streamlined delivery mechanisms.
  • Call to Action: PEACE Learning Platform

    Explore the PEACE Learning Platform

    The Platform is an archive of the work carried out by Peace-funded programmes since their inception in 1994. Here you can view reports, video, images, and audio clips from some of the 22,245 projects funded under Peace. You can discover more here. Current projects can also discover how to upload materials to the Platform here.

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