What is the Ireland Wales Programme?

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).

Download Documents

  • EU Funds: Ireland Wales Co-operation programme 2014-2020 citizen’s summary document

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  • Ireland Wales Co-operation programme 2014-2020 summary document

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  • Ireland Wales Factsheet Jan 2017

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