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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

As 🇮🇪 celebrates the 50th anniversary of signing the 🇪🇺Accession Treaty why not check out our video #MeYouandtheEU where Irish teens get answers to their Qs about 🇪🇺 and discover what Ireland's membership means to them👇
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Today marks 50 years since Ireland signed the Treaty of Accession to join the European Communities on 22 January 1972 🎉

Over the next 18 months, we will reflect on and celebrate key milestones of our EU journey to date 🇮🇪🤝🇪🇺
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5⃣0⃣ years of Ireland🇮🇪 at the heart of Europe!

#OnThisDay in 1972, at a ceremony in the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Ireland signed its Accession Treaty to join the European Economic Community which today is the European Union🇪🇺.

#IrelandEU50 #EUhistory

Tomorrow marks 5️⃣0️⃣ years since the Treaty of Accession was signed which started the process of Ireland joining the EU.

The NWRA is delighted to be the European Regional Development Fund Programmes managing authority for this region.

#letsbemore #EU50

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