What is the Ireland Wales Programme?

Programme Overview

The Ireland Wales Programme 2007-13 seeks to further develop the cross-border region by:

• Improving the overall economic, environmental and social well-being of the Ireland Wales co-operation area
• Achieving a more cohesive, balanced and sustainable development of the area
• Contributing to the greater competitiveness of the region and that of the EU in a globalised world


Who leads the Programme?

The Ireland Wales Programme is managed by the Southern Regional Assembly on behalf of the Irish Government and the Welsh Government.


What are the aims of the Programme?

The Ireland Wales Programme 2007-2013 has an overall aim of addressing issues relating to innovation, entrepreneurship, the knowledge economy, climate change, sustainable development and providing more and better jobs between the two EU neighbours.


What are the Programme's key objectives?

The Programme has two Priorities, each containing two themes:

Knowledge, Innovation and Skills for Growth
     Theme 1: Innovation and Competitiveness
     Theme 2: Skills for Competitiveness & Employment Integration.

Climate Change and Sustainable Regeneration
     Theme 1: Climate Change and Sustainable Development
     Theme 2: Sustainable Regeneration of Communities

For more information on the Programme's Priorities and Themes click here.