Programme Thematic Objectives
Investment priority 1B
To increase the intensity of knowledge transfer collaborations involving research organisations and SMEs in line with the shared priorities of the smart specialisation strategies
Investment priority 5A
To increase capacity and knowledge of Climate Change adaptation for the Irish Sea and coastal communities
Investment priority 6C
To sustainably realise the potential of natural and cultural assets in increasing visitor numbers to coastal communities in the Programme area
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The Ireland Wales 2014-2020 European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) programme is a maritime programme connecting organisations, businesses and communities on the West coast of Wales with the South-East coast of Ireland.
The programme is one of a family of ETC programmes which provide opportunities for regions in the EU to work together to address common economic, environmental and social challenges.
The Ireland Wales programme focuses on seeking solutions to shared challenges on both sides of the Irish sea, to improve the economic and sustainable development priorities of Wales and Ireland.
The programme focuses on:
- Cross border innovation
- Adaptation of the Irish Sea and Coastal Communities to Climate Change
- Cultural and Natural Resources and Heritage
See further details on our projects page.
The Welsh Government manages the programme with partners, the Southern Regional Assembly (SRA) and the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER).
The overall value of the programme is €100m, utilising €79m from the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).