The Centre for Cross Border Studies has submitted its response to the current SEUPB consultation on the new PEACE and INTERREG programmes for 2014-2020. In its response, CCBS has highlighted the need for more explicit reference to be made to cross-border activities, and recommended that 15% of the PEACE budget be ring-fenced for cross-border projects. It has also recommended that within the Civil Society strand of PEACE, a proportion of the allocated budget be reserved for distribution outside local authority Peace Action Plans, and that Competitiveness of SMEs become an objective within the INTERREG programme.
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