In addition to mainstream forms of EU financial support from the Structural Funds and the CAP, the European Union has contributed over 1.3 billion euros to the Special EU Programmes for Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland since 1995 to date. The EU is also a contributor to the International Fund for Ireland. EU support for peace-building and conflict resolution in Northern Ireland is not confined only to the PEACE programmes but the EU institutions have sought to encourage greater NI participation in EU programmes and networks to help build greater prosperity and social inclusion right for everybody in Northern Ireland . This is underpinned by the special EU Commission Task Force for the region established by President Barroso personally in May 2007.
Links to the EU programmes in NI and information on the Task Force are available on this website.