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European Funding

Cohesion Funding 2014-2020 Documents

Access key documents as the European Union decides upon the size and shape of Structural and Cohesion Funding after 2013:

Northern Ireland EU Competitiveness and Employment Programmes (2007-2013)

For the funding period 2007-2013 Northern Ireland will benefit from four EU Programmes:

Click on the relevant Programme for more information.

European Union Structural Funds in Northern Ireland

In the 2007-2013 funding round, Northern Ireland receives EU Structural Funds under the EU Coheshion Policy. Because of the increasing prosperity of the region measured against average European Union wealth, we no longer require support at the highest level (Convergence Objective) but still expect to receive approximately €1.1 billion from all streams of European Funding.

The European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme and the European Social Fund Programme are funded by the Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective, which aims at strengthening competitiveness and attractiveness, as well as employment.

The PEACE III programme and the INTERREG IVA Programme are funded under the European Territorial Co-operation objective which aims at strengthening cross-border, transnational and interregional co-operation. Both these programmes fall within the cross-border co-operation aspect of the objective.