Peace III: Key Institutional Capacities Re-opens for Applications

The Special EU Programmes Body has reopened applications under PEACE III 2.2 for key institutional capacities to be developed for a Shared Society.

In keeping with the overall aim of the PEACE III Programme, applications must clearly demonstrate how the proposed operation will reinforce progress towards a peaceful and stable society and promote reconciliation.

This programme is targeted at public bodies and focuses on Northern Ireland and the Border Counties.

PRIORITY 2.2: Key Institutional Capacities are Developed for a Shared Society. Under this theme applications are sought in two main areas:

Area 1: Pilot innovative service delivery models with the potential for mainstreaming.

Area 2: European and international networking; Exchange of best practice.

Key Principles Key principles must be demonstrated in each application.

These include:

  • Additionality: The proposed operation must be clearly additional and offer something new, over and above current activities.
  • Appropriate Scale: The quantum of the funding sought must be commensurate with the expected outcomes and impacts.
  • Complementarity: There must be no duplication of activities funded by other European or statutory sources.
  • Need in the locality: The proposal must consider the balance of funding across the eligible region.

To register your details and download an application form for either priority please visit

Further information is available at: or from:

Eimear Murphy/Ariane de Vriendt EU House 6 Cromac Place Belfast BT7 2JB Tel: +44 (0)28 90266 683/679

The call for applications under the theme of Key Institutional Capacities are Developed for a Shared Society is being made on a rolling basis. This means that presently there is no advertised closing date. However, a closing date will be announced at a later date as the funding under this theme is distributed.