Cross Cutting Themes

The Ireland Wales Programme has two cross-cutting themes, Equal Opportunities and Sustainable Development.  The European Commission requires that all projects funded through European Territorial Cooperation programmes must incorporate these themes into their activity.  The relationship between the cross-cutting themes and the Programme's priorities & themes will vary depending on proposed project activity. 

Cross-cutting themes are addressed in Q13a & 13b of the project application form.  Approved projects should use this section of their application form to make the best of opportunities to promote equal opportunity and sustainable development through project activity. 

Approved projects must report its outputs relating to equal opportunities and sustainable development.

For further information, see Chapter 7 of the Ireland Wales Operational Programme and the documents below.

Related Files
Title File (click to download)
Sustainable Development Policy Recommendations View
Equal Opportunities Policy Recommendations View