Special EU Programmes Body
The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) (Irish: Comhlacht na gClár Speisialta AE; Ulster-Scots: Tha By-Ordnar CE Dargs Convenerie) is a cross-border body in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland which co-ordinates projects funded by the European Union and implemented in Northern Ireland and adjacent regions: the Border region of the Republic of Ireland, and Western Scotland. The SEUPB is one of six cross-border bodies established after the 1998 Belfast Agreement, given statutory force by Section V of both the North/South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 and the British-Irish Agreement Act, 1999 in the UK and Republic respectively. SEUPB receives and disburses funds under two EU programs: Interreg IVA (€256m) and Peace III (€333m). It may also compete for Interreg IVB and IVC funds. It reports to the European Commission, the Northern Ireland Executive and the Government of Ireland.
The EU Programme for Peace & Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland, known as Peace III, aims to "reinforce progress towards a peaceful and stable society and promote reconciliation".
The previous programmes were Peace I (1995-1999) and Peace II (2000-2004).
- 2006 annual report in Irish NSMC.
- 2006 annual report in Ulster-Scots NSMC.
- 1999 No.20 §5
- 1999 No.1 Irish Statute Book
- Department for Finance and Personnel (Northern Ireland), http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/index/finance/european-funding/eu-funding-2007-2013/peace_iii_programme_2007-2013.htm
- Peace III Operational Programme, http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/peace_iii_operational_programme.pdf
- seupb.eu Official website
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