We are delighted to welcome a new member, Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). We look forward to working with the organisation and supporting its Disability Positive practice, through training, advice and support for disabled employees, managers and colleagues.
SEUPB is 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.
The SEUPB is responsible for the implementation of the European Union’s PEACE IV and INTERREG VA Programmes. The PEACE IV Programme is a unique Structural Funds programme aimed at reinforcing progress towards a peaceful and stable society in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. The INTERREG VA Programme has been designed to address many of the developmental problems which are exacerbated by the existence of borders, in order to build upon opportunities for enhanced economic and social development across the region
The SEUPB is also currently involved in the development of the EU’s PEACE PLUS Programme (2021-2027).
The SEUPB is 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.
For more information on the work of the SEUPB go to www.seupb.eu