Summary of PEACE Programmes

Story of PEACE Introduction Summary of PEACE Programmes

Programmes

Summary of PEACE Programmes

Summary of PEACE Programmes

 

Theme

PEACE I Programme

PEACE II Programme

PEACE II Extension Programme

PEACE III Programme

PEACE IV Programme

Period

1995-1999

2000 – 2004

2004 - 2006

2007-2013

2014-2020

Structural Fund

Community Initiative

Structural Funds Programme within the Community Support Framework (CSF)

Structural and Investment Funds Programme (ESIF)

ESIF

4 EU Structural Funds:

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); The European Social Fund (ESF), The European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) and The Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG).

4 EU Structural Funds:

ERDF; ESF, EAGGF, FIFG.

1 EU Structural Fund

ERDF

 

1 EU Structural Fund

ERDF

 

Budget

EU Contribution €500m (75%), National Contribution €167m (25%)

Total: €667m

EU Contribution €609m (61%), National Contribution €386m (39%). Total: €995

PEACE II: EU Contribution €531m, National Contribution €304m. Total: €835m

PEACE II Extension: EU Contribution €78m, National Contribution €82m. Total: €160m

EU Contribution €225m (67.5%). National Contribution €108m (32.5%)

Total: €333m

EU Contribution €229m. National Contribution €40m

Total: €269m

Managing Authority

DFP/DoF

SEUPB

SEUPB

SEUPB

No. of Projects

31,044 applications.

15,016 projects approved (48% success rate)

13,503 applications.

7,103 projects approved (53% success rate).

684 applications

226 projects approved (32% success rate)

213 projects completed.

149 applications

61 approved (32% success rate) to deliver 96 projects

Delivery Structure

-    Government Departments x16

-    Intermediary Funding Bodies x16

-    Locally based Delivery Mechanisms x32 (including 26 District Partnerships and 6 County County-led Task Forces)

56 Implementing Bodies:

-    Government Departments x11

-    Intermediary Funding Bodies x13

-    Locally based Delivery Mechanisms x32 (including 26 Local Strategy Partnerships (LSPs) and 6 County County-led Task Forces)

SEUPB

The Consortium (Pobal & Community Relations Council)

 

Local delivery mechanisms: The Peace Clusters and County Council-led Partnership (Peace and Reconciliation Local Action Plans)

SEUPB

 

 

Local delivery mechanisms: Local Authorities (Local Action Plans (LAPs)

Strategic Aim

‘To reinforce progress towards a peaceful and stable society and to promote reconciliation by increasing economic development and employment, promoting urban and rural regeneration, developing cross-border co-operation and extending social inclusion.’

‘To reinforce progress towards a peaceful and stable society and to promote reconciliation by increasing economic development and employment, promoting urban and rural regeneration, developing cross-border co-operation and extending social inclusion.’

‘To reinforce progress towards a peaceful and stable society and to promote reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region’.

 

‘To reinforce progress towards a peaceful and stable society through the promotion of reconciliation amongst all communities across Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland’

 

Strategic Objectives

-    Social Inclusion: To promote the social inclusion of those who are at the margins of social and economic life.

-    Economic Growth: To exploit the opportunities and address the needs arising from the peace process in order to boost economic growth and advance social and economic regeneration.

Paving the way to reconciliation:

-    Taking opportunities arising from peace: To encourage actions which have a stake in peace and which help promote a stable and normal society where opportunities for development can be grasped.

-    Addressing the legacy of the conflict: To address specific problems generated by the conflict in order to assist the return to a normal peaceful society.

-    Reconciling Communities (building positive relationships at local level and acknowledging the past).

-    Contributing to a Shared Society (creating shared public spaces and developing key institutional capacity for a shared society).

-    Promoting social and economic stability in the region, notably by actions to promote cohesion between communities involved in the conflict in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland.

-    Promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and any discrimination.

Structure

5 Priorities, 8 Sub-programmes, 35 Measures

6 Priorities, 36 Measures, 24 Sub-measures

3 Priorities, 5 Themes

5 Specific Objectives, 9 Actions

6 Priorities/Sub-programmes:

1. Employment

2. Urban and Rural Regeneration

3. Cross border development

4. Social inclusion

5. Productive investment and industrial development

6. District Partnerships

7. Technical Assistance

8. Flagships

6 Priorities:

1. Economic Renewal

2. Social integration, inclusion and reconciliation

3. Locally based regeneration and development strategies

4. Promoting an Outward and forward-looking region

5. Cross-border co-operation

6. Technical Assistance

3 Priorities:

1.      Reconciling Communities

2.      Contributing to a Shared Society

3.      Technical Assistance

Specific Objectives:

1.Shared Education

2.Children and Young People

3.Shared Spaces & Services

4.Building Positive Relations

5.Technical Assistance

Cross-Cutting Themes / Horizontal Principles

6 Cross-Cutting Principles:

1.      Additionality

2.      Targeting disadvantage

3.      Partnership

4.      Bottom-up approach

5.      Complementarity

6.      Equity & Balance

5 Horizontal Principles and 5 Guiding Principles.

1.      Economic and social sustainability

2.      Impact on poverty / New TSN

3.      Environmental sustainability

4.      Balanced intervention/equal opportunities

5.      Impact on rural development – border region.

6.      Accountability

7.      Partnership

8.      Co-ordination

9.      Locally based decision making

10.    Publicity and transparency

5 Cross-Cutting Themes:

1.     Cross-border co-operation

2.     Equality of opportunity

3.     Sustainable Development

4.     Impact on Poverty

5.     Partnership

 2 Horizontal Principles

1.      Sustainable Development

2.      Equal Opportunities

 

Target Groups

Targeting actions on the most vulnerable groups and deprived areas. Directed towards the creation of jobs and also recognised the importance of those who benefit from the creation of those jobs, with a particular emphasis on reducing disadvantage.

Victims of the conflict; ex-prisoners and their families; displaced persons; former members of the security and ancillary services; young people, women and older workers insofar as they have been prevented from fulfilling their potential.

 

Victims of the conflict; displaced persons; women; children; older people; minority communities; ex-prisoners and their families; former members of the security and ancillary services; public organisations; community & voluntary organisations; and private organisations.

Children and young people; victims and survivors; communities with low social capital, older people, women, the faith community, ex-prisoners, displaced persons and former members of the security forces.

Monitoring

As a rapid-response programme, no quantifiable targets were set for the Programme at the beginning. A number of cross-cutting principles were identified at the outset (additionality; targeting disadvantage; partnership; bottom-up approach; complementarity; equity and balance) that provided the basis for the ongoing monitoring of progress. Ex-post analysis of results revealed the achievement of significant outputs. Based on the experience gained in PEACE I, it was agreed that for future Programmes, a clear set of aims, objectives and performance / impact indicators should be developed in advance of commencement of a programme.

A range of indicators (Programme, Priority, Measure and Context Indicators) were developed. Ongoing monitoring of performance against agreed aims and objectives was carried out by SEUPB in line with the regulatory requirements of Structural Funds Programmes. In addition, implementing Bodies were required to complete Distinctiveness Reports, examining progress towards peace building and identifying impact. Research based analysis of the meaning of Reconciliation was carried out and introduced as part of programme monitoring and evaluation. It was agreed that this definition of Reconciliation should provide a basis for all future programme monitoring.

A range of indicators (Programme, Priority, Measure and Context Indicators) were developed. Ongoing monitoring of performance against agreed aims and objectives was carried out by SEUPB in line with the regulatory requirements of Structural Funds Programmes. Measurement of impact on Reconciliation introduced at programme and project level. In addition, the Aid for Peace measurement was introduced into the evaluation and monitoring framework.

A range of indicators (Programme, Priority, Measure and Context Indicators) were developed. Ongoing monitoring of performance against agreed aims and objectives was carried out by SEUPB in line with the regulatory requirements of Structural Funds Programmes. Emphasis on outcomes introduced as part of revised Structural Funds regulations, underpinned by identification of initial baselines and targets.

 

PEACE Programme Eligible Area

Eligible area:

Northern Ireland and six border counties of Ireland

Population – 2.4 million

Size – 25,691 sq km

 

PEACE is a cross-border Programme and all projects are funded on a cross-border basis. Cross-border co-operation is encouraged within all projects seeking funding under the PEACE Programme.

 

The eligible area for the Programme is Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo).

 

Northern Ireland is a region of the United Kingdom (UK) that shares a land border with Ireland. It is located on the North-West periphery of Europe. According to statistics from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), NI’s population stands at just over 1.88 million (June 2018), representing 2.8% of the UK total population. Almost a fifth (18%) of NI’s population live within the Belfast Local Government District (LGD), followed by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon LGD (11%).

 

The Border Region is made up from the geographical area of Counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo. It encompasses an area of 12,156 sq. km. from the Atlantic Ocean on the West Coast to the Irish Sea on the East Coast. The population of the Border Region is 523,200 (2016 Census). This is equivalent to 11% of the population of Ireland.