EU Funding Programmes
The Irish Government has been clear and consistent in its commitment to the successful completion of the current PEACE and INTERREG programmes and to a new programme post-Brexit. This ambition is nowreflected in concrete proposals from the Commission.
The draft Withdrawal Agreement provides for the completion of the current
programmes without interruption.
In its communication of 19 December 2018, the European Commission has committed to bringing forward a proposal which will set out in legal terms how the current PEACE and INTERREG programmes will continue in a no deal scenario. These programmes are almost fully committed and the
Commission’s proposal will ensure that these vital funding streams insupport of peace and reconciliation and North South cooperation will continue to reach programme beneficiaries.
The Government is also committed to the continuation of this funding into the future. On 29 May 2018 the Commission published a proposal for a special new PEACE PLUS programme, in the context of the next Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF), to continue and build on the work of successive
PEACE and INTERREG programmes.