Making a difference to regional and cross border challenges through funding and supports.
The EU’s INTERREG programmes have been a key mechanism in enabling common solutions to be directed at common problems across European borders. Since 2003, ICBAN has been actively involved in securing funds for the Ireland / Northern Ireland border region. This has included €23 million under INTERREG IIIA for 70 projects across a spectrum of sectors; tourism development, robotics engineering, environmental education, etc.
ICBAN and partners were also successful in securing over €14 million in funding from the INTERREG IVA Programme. ICBAN assumed the role of Lead Partner and had responsibility for the management of seven projects under the themes of Enterprise, Tourism and Collaboration.
For more information on the projects that were delivered please visit Past Programmes.
Under the INTERREG V Programme ICBAN has been applying this expertise and knowledge into developing new projects with a transnational focus. It is intended that these projects would bring new learning and innovative ideas into addressing challenges in the Ireland / Northern Ireland border region. Funding approvals were secured in 2018 for projects involving ICBAN under the Northern Periphery and Artic Programme (NPA).
The BLITZ (Business of Literature Zones) Project aims to help grow entrepreneurship and enable SMEs to extend market reach through the untapped potential of the literary tourism sector. ICBAN is Lead Partner
The Digi-2-Market Project is designed to maximise opportunities in agri, marine and engineering sectors through Immersive Digital Technologies and in which ICBAN is a partner. The Lead Partner for this project is Údarás Na Gaeltachta.
The projects commence delivery in 2019 and updates will be provided on progress and developments through social media etc.