PEACE PLUS Programme (2021-2027) Public Consultation – CLOSED!
The draft content of the PEACE PLUS Prorgamme has been designed following a comprehensive cross-border stakeholder engagement process, early last year that included 16 different consultation events, with over 1,000 people in attendance. Over 300 survey responses were submitted. A full report of the survey’s findings can be found here.
PEACE PLUS is a new funding programme designed to support peace and prosperity across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland, building upon the work of the previous PEACE and INTERREG Programmes. The design reflects the importance of peace-building activity, but also the importance of actions that will contribute positively to the economy, building prosperity and adjusting to the new environment and challenges we face.
The consultation started on Wednesday 10 March 2021 and closed at 5pm on Wednesday 12 May 2021.
The purpose of the public consultation was to provide citizens, and other key stakeholders, with an opportunity to share their views on the content and administrative arrangements of the PEACE PLUS Programme, findings from the Equality Screening exercise and the Strategic Environmental Assessment.
The PEACE PLUS Consultation Information Document, which gives full details of the draft content of the new programme is available below.
- PEACE PLUS Consultation Information Document
- PEACE PLUS Consultation Information Document (Irish Version)
- PEACE PLUS Consultation Information Document (Easy-read version)
An infographic illustrating the main themes of the PEACE PLUS Programme as well as an overview of the development and consultation process is available below.
To help us gather your views, the SEUPB used an online survey which was developed using survey development software called Survey Monkey. All responses were subject to character limits, which could not be exceeded. This helped to ensure that each survey response was as concise and focused, as possible. It has also allowed for all of the responses submitted to be effectively analysed in an efficient and prompt manner. (Please note responses received outside of the survey were not included as part of the consultation analysis).
An animated video giving an overview of the draft content of the PEACE PLUS Programme (2021-2027) is also available below.
Documentation relating to this consultation can be requested in other languages and accessible formats such as MS Word, easy-read, large print, audio-CD and braille by emailing: PEACEPLUS@seupb.eu or Text: 07841 367052.
Additional Consultation Documentation
A number of assessments were also carried out to ensure that the PEACE and INTERREG draft Cooperation Programmes met statutory and regulatory requirements. These included:
A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) - to assess the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment. These SEA documents are available below:
- PEACE PLUS Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Non-technical Summary
- PEACE PLUS Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Report
In accordance with Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act (1998), the SEUPB is required to have due regard to promote equality of opportunity and good relations.
PEACE PLUS NAVIGATION PAPERS
We have also created the following sectoral-based PEACE PLUS Consultation Navigation Papers and Presentations which relate to different aspects of the Programme.