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IA 5.3 Water Quality and Catchment Management

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Submitted by purdye on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:15


Prior to the funding call to the new PEACEPLUS Programme opening, the SEUPB is providing pre-application support for each Investment Area. The workshop is recorded. The video and the supporting materials will be made available on our website and social channels within 7 days after the event.

The Water Quality Improvement Programme will enable a cross-border collaborative approach to the management and improvement of water quality to address the requirements of the Water Framework Directive in selected: 

  • Cross-border catchments (freshwater bodies in cross-border river basins) located within the Programme Area (IA 5.3)
  • Water bodies (IA 5.4)

The key objective of Investment Area (IA) 5.3 is to 'promote sustainable water management' resulting in 'The development and management of cross-border water quality and catchment management programmes, designed to enable freshwater bodies in cross-border river basins to achieve good or high quality. with an increased percentage of shared waters in the Programme Area with good or high quality status.'

Priority Actions and Locations 

As part of the pre-development support for Investment Area 5.3 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 actions and locations where applicants should focus their attention in the development of project proposals and actions.

IA 5.3 - Priority Actions and Locations across the Programme Area



A Concept Note, capturing high-level details of a project idea, will be available as a downloadable word document HERE (Chrome does not support this so please try with Edge or Firefox). Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Area 5.3 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.

Interested parties are encouraged to complete and submit the Concept Note to

Completed forms will be accepted until midnight on 10th May 2023For all queries on the 5.3 concept note, please use the email address provided above.



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

Veri Connect

Noleen Neill


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: 5.3



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