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European Funding

The EU provides funding for a broad range of projects and programmes covering various areas, from education, research, employment, regional development to the environment, humanitarian aid, agriculture, and the marine, among many others. Significant support is available to small and medium-sized businesses, non-governmental and civil society non-profit organisations, young people, researchers, farmers, and public bodies, to name a few.

European Structural & Investment Funds

The European Structural and Investment Funds support economic development across all of the European Union. These Funds make up over half of the European Union’s budget. The Funds work together to invest in education, research, and job creation to help create a sustainable and healthy economy across the whole of the country. They are also spent on protecting our environment, and on supporting rural and coastal communities.

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0.36 billion
European Structural and Investment Funding between 2014-2020
Projects supported by the European Social Fund in Ireland
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Projects supported by the European Regional Development Fund in Ireland

Healthy Oats celebrates #PlantHealthDay. In Healthy Oats we aim to identify and help develop new oat varieties resistant to powdery mildew, crown rust and Fusarium mycotoxins. @FeechanA @doohancropslab @IrelandWales @SouthernAssembl @EUfundsIreland

Happy #EuropeDay2022! If you didn't get a chance to pick up a copy of @TheSundayIndo, you can still see some of the amazing work that takes place nationwide @ 🇮🇪🇪🇺
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Anna Power, project manager celebrating Europe Day /Diwrnod Ewrop/Lá na hEorpa 🇪🇺 @wexfordcoco with colleagues from other Ireland Wales projects. Thank you @CelticRoutes for organising this fantastic event! #EUIrelandWales #EuropeDay2022


Delighted to have @interreg_nwe National Contact Point, Sarah Davoren, join @Wexfordcoco to celebrate #EuropeDay2022 to highlight the benefits of EU project activity in Wexford. Visit for info on funding available now through Interreg NWE #euinmyregion

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