EU body launches funding consultation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland That is no small achievement when you consider that 12 new member states have joined the EU in the last three years, including Bulgaria and Romania this month, and that most of these new member states are, like us, in the middle of significant political and economic change. Consultations will take place in:— 05/02/2007 Derry, St Columb’s Park House — 09/02/2007 Belfast, NICVA — 13/02/2007 Omagh Community House, Drumragh Avenue — 19/02/2007 Portadown All meetings start at 10am. Howard Lake | 24 January 2007 | News People in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland are being asked for suggestions on how some ‚€300 million of new EU funding should be spent. This is the amount that will be available over the next seven years under the new European PEACE III Programme, the third in a series of special, EU-funded peace and reconciliation initiatives to complement the peace process. The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) will carry out the public consultation on behalf of the two Governments over a 12-week period ending on 3 April 2007. Everyone with an interest in the new programme is being encouraged to participate and make their views known. Irish Finance Minister, Brian Cowen and Northern Ireland minister David Hanson encouraged all groups and individuals with an interest in the new Programme to submit their views on the proposals. We are fortunate in having this third PEACE Programme. EU PEACE funding, which began some 12 years ago, was always intended as special and time-limited. But because our European partners have recognised the long-term nature of the peace-building process, we can now look forward to seven more years of PEACE funding. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.