The INTERREG IVA Programme for Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland is a European Union supported Structural Funds Programme which seeks to address the economic and social problems which result from the existence of borders. It supports strategic cross-border co-operation for a more prosperous and sustainable region.
The INTERREG IVA Programme is worth €256 million (€192 million from the EU with further national contributions of €64 million).
The INTERREG IVA Programme continues INTERREG IIIA’s strong focus on Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. However, the eligible area now also includes Western Scotland. INTERREG IVA assists two categories of projects:
(i) Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland projects, as before;
(ii) Tripartite projects that involve Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland, and Western Scotland.
Every project will therefore have a Northern Ireland and Border Region of Ireland, element.
The programme is delivered through two priorities. Priority 1: Co-operation for a more prosperous cross-border region:
It will do this by helping to diversify and develop the economy
By encouraging innovation and competitiveness in enterprise and business
By promoting tourism;
Priority 2: Co-operation for a sustainable cross-border region:
It will do this by supporting activities that
Promote cross-border co-operation in policy development and
Improve access to services to promote the quality of life for those living in the eligible area.
To download a copy of the INTERREG IVA Operational Programme click here To view a map of the INTERREG IVA Programme Eligible Area click here
INTERREG IVA FUNDING CALL NOW CLOSED
The last funding call for the INTERREG IVA Programme closed on Friday 17th February 2012, with 91 applications received.
The programme is now fully subscribed and all ongoing projects will finish in 2015. Information on the new programme is available in the INTERREG V Section of this website, the News Section or by visiting SEUPB’s website at www.seupb.eu.
For ongoing updates on all of our projects please see our News Section or our Newsletters in the Publications Section.