News Stories for the EU Funds in Ireland


PEACE PLUS Public Consultation

The Special EU Programmes Body is seeking your views on the draft content of the European Union funded PEACE PLUS Programme (2021-2027), worth approximately €1bn. It has been designed following a comprehensive cross border stakeholder engagement process, early last year that included 16 different consultation events, with over 1,000 people in attendance.… Continue Reading PEACE PLUS Public Consultation
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Michelle Malone with Minister Helen McEntee

EMPOWER Growth Programme Launch

The first EMPOWER programme commenced in October 2017 with 34 females being selected onto cycle one and 30 being selected onto cycle two in October 2018. The programme is delivered by the GMIT Innovation Hubs who have a successful track record in delivering entrepreneurship programmes across the region. EMPOWER delivers two different programmes:… Continue Reading EMPOWER Growth Programme Launch
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REGIOSTARS awards are the yearly competition organised by DG REGIO since 2008: it has become the Europe’s label of excellence for EU-funded projects, which demonstrate innovative and inclusive approaches to regional development. Each year hundreds of projects compete in five categories. The public can participate by voting for their favourite… Continue Reading REGIOSTARS 2021
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Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Michael McGrath sitting on his desk

EU Cohesion Package, to include €1.139 billion for Ireland

Minister McGrath welcomes agreement on European Union Cohesion Package, to include a €1.139 billion allocation for Ireland Minister Michael McGrath T.D. welcomed the approval by EU Member States’ Ambassadors to the EU, of legal texts governing the Cohesion funds which amount to nearly one third of the EU’s seven-year budget. … Continue Reading EU Cohesion Package, to include €1.139 billion for Ireland
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Have your say on Interreg North-West Europe 2021-2027!

As Interreg NWE is designing a new programme which will run from 2021 to 2027, all interested stakeholders at EU, national, regional and local level are invited to share their feedback on the thematic orientations preselected by Member States at this stage of the process. The European Union is committed… Continue Reading Have your say on Interreg North-West Europe 2021-2027!
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ESF crucial for European economies and jobs

According to a recent Commission report assessing the European Social Fund (ESF) and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) support, from 2014 until 2018, approximately 23 million persons participated in ESF actions; 52% of participants were women. Of those participating, nearly 3.2 million people have already found employment and 3.9 million successfully… Continue Reading ESF crucial for European economies and jobs
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5 tourism trends to watch in 2021 with Pól Ó Conghaile

SARURE (Saving Rural Retail) South Sligo announces the fourth and final event in the series. All interested parties are welcome to join online on Tuesday, 16th February at 10-11.30a.m. as SARURE explores the developing trends in the tourism sector for the upcoming 2021 season with Pól Ó Conghaile, Travel Editor… Continue Reading 5 tourism trends to watch in 2021 with Pól Ó Conghaile
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Public Consultation on Ireland’s Recovery and Resilience Plan

The EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility lies at the heart of the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the Facility is to mitigate the economic and social impact of the pandemic and make European economies and societies more sustainable, resilient and better prepared for the challenges and… Continue Reading Public Consultation on Ireland’s Recovery and Resilience Plan
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European Digital Innovation Hubs

Enterprise Ireland has announced a call for expressions of interest to complete a national designation process to identify up to three research performing organisations (RTOs) or Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) or other consortia. The successful applicants will then be invited to apply to a restricted call that the European Commission will issue.… Continue Reading European Digital Innovation Hubs
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