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IA 3.1 Shared Learning Together Programme (Non-Formal Education)

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Submitted by purdye on Tue, 12/20/2022 - 14:59


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The key objective of Investment Area 3.1 Shared Learning Together Education Programme is; To provide direct, sustained contact between children from all backgrounds through collaboration between youth organisations, to promote good relations and enhance children’s skills to contribute to a cohesive society.

It will result in an increased number of children (those engaging with youth services); youth workers engaged in sustained partnerships with those from different community, socio-economic, cultural and political backgrounds, in a manner which will contribute to the attitudinal and behavioural change within early years, youth settings and the wider community required to build a more peaceful, prosperous and cohesive Programme area.


It is anticipated that the Youth element of the Programme will fund the following actions:

  • Shared Learning Together Programmes: Development and delivery of youth-to-youth Shared Learning Together programmes in the non-formal education sector, delivered by youth organisations, which facilitate youth-based organisation partnerships on a cross community and or cross border basis. These youth based, non-curricular approaches designed by young people and youth workers should incorporate cultural awareness activities and the opportunity for significant and sustained contact, including the development of cross border exchange programmes;
  • Youth work capacity building: Programmes which develop youth work capacity on a cross border basis that will include enhancing relationships between youth workers across the Programme area and enhancing the expertise of youth organisations over the long-term.

An indicative budget allocation has been set at €10 million for this Investment Area.



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The following organisations have agreed 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.





Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark

Julie Armstrong

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful


Carol Forster

British Council Ireland

Dr Kerry McCall Magan

British Council Northern Ireland

Jonathan Stewart

PeacePlayers - Northern Ireland

Gareth Harper

Leitrim Development Company

Chris Gonley

NxMEA (Work4UPlus)

Pauline Coghlan

Derry Youth & Community Workshop

Declan Doherty

Cedar Foundation

Johny Turnbull

Healthy Kidz CIC

Paul Carvill

Newry Gateway Community Centre

Jim McDonnell

Fighting Words

Hilary Copeland

Mencap NI

Mikaila Woods

Louth Meath Education Training Board

Declan McKenna

Radius Housing Association

Grainne Mullin

Knocknagrave Environmental Education Centre (Monaghan)


Claire Sherlock


Flora Herberich

EA Youth Service (Fermanagh and Omagh)

Allen Fleming

Youth Link NI

Joe McKeown

Boomhall Trust

Bart O'Donnell

Localise Youth Volunteering

Harry Keogh

Utopian Learning Academy

Edward Hanna

STRIDE at Queen's University Belfast

Dr Liam O'Hare

H2O Heroes (Dundalk Institute of Technology)

Dr Caroline Gilleran Stephens

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful

Carol Forster

Ballymacash Sports Academy

Neil Woolsey


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