EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation 2014-2020 (Peace IV)

The European Union, in recognition of the significant challenges that face Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland, has made a specific allocation of funding within the new regulations 2014-2020 to address issues associated with the creation of a more peaceful society. Specifically the regulations have made provision for a budget of €229m for a new PEACE Programme under the European Regional Development Fund. The new PEACE Programme will provide support to projects that contribute towards the promotion of greater levels of peace and reconciliation. It will place a strong emphasis on promoting cross-community relations and understanding in order to create a more cohesive society. The Programme has four key priority areas, for more information on these areas click here.
Target Group
Re-funding activities
Source Regions
European Union
Source Countries
Eligible Regions
European Union
Eligible Countries
Grant Types
Funding Bodies
English, Spanish
Support Types
Deadline Date
Programme Owner
Managing Authority
Supporting Programme
Refering Grants


The EU Special Support Programme for Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland

  • Any new PEACE programme should focus on a number of priority areas including:
  • Rural sectarian interfaces
  • Meeting clearly identified community needs
  • Legacies and acknowledgements of conflict
  • Support for victims and survivors
  • Small grants programme including additional support on issues such as networking and sharing
  • Small innovative projects
  • Women
  • Youth (particularly young men)
  • Education (including shared education, civic education, education programmes for schools)
  • Class issues
  • Employment
  • Intergenerational work
  • Storytelling and expressions of history
  • Disability projects
  • Young men (with a learning disability)
  • Low impact geographical areas (‘invisible barriers etc’)
  • Volunteering
  • Threat of dissidents
  • Paramilitaries and ex-combatants
  • Leadership in loyalist areas
  • Inter and intra community tensions
  • Racism


Proposal Submission


Any future PEACE funding would come from European Union Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 programmes. The Cohesion Policy is linked to the broader context of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

Available Calls

Total Funding Amount

Selection Criteria

Open To
Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland (the Border Region comprises counties Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal).