|Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)
|29th March 2023 10:00 AM (GMT)
PEACEPLUS is a new European Union funding programme designed to support peace and prosperity across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland, building upon the work of the previous PEACE and INTERREG Programmes. The design reflects the importance of peace-building activity, but also the importance of actions that will contribute positively to the economy, building prosperity and adjusting to the new environment and challenges we face.
The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) is responsible for managing PEACEPLUS. We are working on the content and timing of the funding calls across the 6 key themes of the Programme.
THEME 1: Building Peaceful And Thriving Communities
THEME 2: Delivering Socio-Economic Regeneration And Transformation
THEME 3: Empowering And Investing In Our Young People
THEME 4: Healthy And Inclusive Communities
THEME 5: Supporting A Sustainable And Better Connected Future
THEME 6: Building And Embedding Partnership And Collaboration
In July 2022, the European Commission formally adopted the €1.1 billion Programme which represents a strong partnership between the EU, the Governments of the United Kingdom and Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive, all of whom have supported and approved its development. The next step is the finalisation and ratification of the arrangements between the United Kingdom and the European Commission, which is anticipated in Spring 2023, and will see the launch of the Programme and funding calls opened.
INVESTMENT AREA 5.3:
WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND CROSS-BORDER CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT
The Water Quality Improvement Programme will enable a cross-border collaborative approach to the management and improvement of water quality to address the requirements of the Water Framework Directive in selected:
Cross-border catchments (freshwater bodies in cross-border river basins) located within the Programme Area (IA 5.3)
Water bodies (IA 5.4)
The key objective of Investment Area (IA) 5.3 is to ‘promote sustainable water management’ resulting in ‘The development and management of cross-border water quality and catchment management programmes, designed to enable freshwater bodies in cross-border river basins to achieve good or high quality. with an increased percentage of shared waters in the Programme Area with good or high quality status.’
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