Integrated schools and supporters of integrated education are urged to have their say on a new funding programme which seeks to support peacebuilding work in NI and the border counties of Ireland.
PEACE PLUS is a new EU cross-border programme that will fund activities that promote peace and reconciliation and contribute to the economic development of the region. It is run by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and is intended to replace the PEACE and INTERREG Programmes, whilst building on their achievements.
There is currently a public consultation to help develop the shape and content of the programme. Contributions are invited from individuals and organisations, whether you have been involved in previous SEUPB programmes or not.
The Fund feels that it is an important opportunity to highlight the role of integrated education in working towards the programme’s declared aim of contributing to “a more prosperous and stable society” and to promote the model for successful cross-community work provided by integrated schools.
The IEF and the NI Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) will be working to submit responses to the consultation. The closing date is 28 February 2020.
There is a guidance document which can be found here.
And you can respond online here.
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