Our role is to help facilitate the positive impact that EU Funding, under the PEACE IV and INTERREG VA Programmes, will have in the lives of people living across Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland.
The SEUPB is responsible for the implementation of the EU’s PEACE IV (€283m) and INTERREG VA (€270m) Programmes across Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland.
We also have a signposting role to promote involvement in the INTERREG VB Transnational and INTERREG VC Interregional Programmes.
We are one of the six cross-border Bodies set up under the “Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland establishing implementing bodies” signed on 8 March 1999 (the British-Irish Agreement of 8 March 1999).
The Agreement was given domestic effect, North and South, by means of the North/South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 and the British-Irish Agreement Act 1999 respectively.
We are responsible to two Sponsor Departments, the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland along with the European Commission and the North South Ministerial Council.