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ESF Programmes 2000-2006

PEACE II Programme

The PEACE Programme was established in 1995 to promote cross-border peace and reconciliation and was targeted at the Border Counties and Northern Ireland. A second programme was established from 2000-2004 with a Structural Funds budget of €500 million. The Programme was subsequently extended until 2006 with an extra €144 million of Structural Funds support.

The Programme comprised of five Sub-Programmes (Priorities), each of which contained a number of distinct Measures. The ESF provided funding in support of seven Measures across three of the Sub-Programmes.

The overall objective of the Programme was to provide a strategic framework to support cross-border co-operation strategies and projects for a variety of sectors and organisations. PEACE II was managed by the Special EU Programmes Body -, which was established under the Good Friday Agreement.

Special EU Programmes Body

The Clarence West Building

2 Clarence Street West



Tel: +44 28 9026 6660  

Fax: +44 28 9026 6661