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IA 5.1 Biodiversity, Nature Recovery and Resilience

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Submitted by purdye on Mon, 01/23/2023 - 15:24


Prior to the funding call to the new PEACEPLUS Programme opening, the SEUPB is holding a pre-application support workshop under Investment Area (IA) 5.1 Biodiversity, Nature Recovery and Resilience on 29 March 2023.

The workshop is now at capacity and the waitlist oversubscribed - it will be recorded and the video alongside the support materials will be made available on our website and social channels within 7 days of the event.


The key objective of this IA is to ‘enhance nature protection and biodiversity and reduce pollution’, resulting in an increase in the surface area of selected habitats and habitats for species in improving condition.

The SEUPB anticipates that a funding call for this Investment Area will open in Summer of 2023. In advance of the funding call, this workshop will provide preliminary guidance to help potential applicants build their project, programme knowledge, and capacity so that they are best placed to make a quality application, with a strong focus on outcomes that meet programme targets and the overarching aim of Peace and Prosperity. 

An indicative budget allocation has been set at €40 million for this Investment Area.

Investment Area 5.1 is targeted at organisations who are working in cross-border collaboration to facilitate the recovery of selected habitats and species across the Programme Area. It presents an opportunity to build upon INTERREG VA Programme by continuing to promote cross-border co-operation and facilitating the recovery of additional protected habitats and priority species.



IA 5.1 - Priority Habitats and Species across the Programme Area

As part of this pre-development support the two jurisdictions have worked together to identify the areas, actions, and target species/populations which would benefit the most from Programme Support. These are based on need, on the policy priorities in the region, and on what we have learned from past Programmes. The priority list below provides specific populations and places where applicants should focus their attention in the development of project proposals and actions.


A Concept Note, capturing high-level details of a project idea, is downloadable word document here (best accessed on Firefox or Edge browsers).

Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Investment Area 5.1  may express their interest by completing and returning this Concept Note. The Concept Note does not form part of the formal application process. Instead, it has been put in place to help guide potential applicants to strengthen their application (should they decide to make one) and to help with a smoother project implementation process in the event of funding being awarded.



The following organisations have requested to include their details here and are available to contact in relation to potentially forming a partnership for this Investment Area of the EU PEACEPLUS Programme.

Company Website Contact Email

Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN)

Andy Hallewell

British Trust for Ornithology

Hala Haddad


Anne-Marie McDevitt

Broughshane Environmental Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust

Gary Hayward

Queen's University Belfast

Dr Ross Cuthbert / Prof. Jaimie Dick;

Lough Neagh Partnership


Peter Harper

Veri Connect

Noleen Neill

Community Wetland Forum ltd Mary Mulvey


Would you like to include your details on this web page as part of a Potential Partner Notice Board? In doing so you are confirming consent for the details you provide to be made publicly available on this website. Please note that all personal data you may provide to the SEUPB will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which can be accessed here.


If you want to use the ‘Potential Partner’ Notice Board please supply:

(a) your organisation’s name

(b) your organisation’s web address

(c) a relevant contact name and email address

(d) Investment Area: 5.1



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