What do we do?
The Ireland Wales Territorial Co-operation Programme 2007-2013 (INTERREG 4A) aims to further develop Irish Welsh co-operation in the areas of employment, innovation, climate change and sustainable development.
INTERREG means ‘Inter-regional’ which represents the building of links between regions in the European Union.
Managed in Ireland by the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly on behalf of the Irish Government, the Welsh Government and the European Commission, the Programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The Programme builds on the success of the Ireland Wales INTERREG IIIA Programme (2000-2006) which covered themes of business and rural development, training, ICT, marine environment, culture, heritage and tourism. The Welsh European Funding Office was the lead authority during this Programming period.
Partnership and Project Development
The Programme has put in place a Development Officer team to advise potential applicants on how to prepare an application under the Programme criteria. The team also assists successful project partners on project implementation. The work of the Development Officers is co-ordinated by the Joint Technical Secretariat and the Welsh European Funding Office.
The Development Officer Team is the first point of contact for all project applicants, either for project development or for assistance in locating a suitable project partner.