One of six cross-border bodies set up under the “Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland establishing implementing bodies” signed on 8 March 1999 (the British-Irish Agreement of 8 March 1999). As a North/South Implementation Body, the SEUPB is sponsored by the Department of Finance and

Personnel in Northern Ireland and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland.

For the European Union’s programming period, 2007-2013, it manages the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE III), worth €333 million, and the €256 million INTERREG IVA Programme. The Programmes are designed to enhance cross-border cooperation, promote reconciliation and create a more peaceful and prosperous society. They operate within a clearly defined area including Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland.

The SEUPB also has an advisory role on participating in INTERREG IVB Programmes relevant to the region and the INTERREG IVC Programme.

Chief Executive: Pat Colgan

Contact details:
Tel: +353 477 7003
Fax: +353 477 1258
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