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Achievements and Successes Brochure

On Tuesday, 30 June, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest NI hosted an event to raise the profile of the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The event was attended by representatives from Northern Ireland businesses who heard from beneficiaries of the 2007-2013 Programme and from Programme management who detailed the support available in the 2014-2020 period.

From left to right are Paul Brush (Head of DETI, European Support Unit), Owen Lamont (Managing Director, Equiniti), Dr Hugh Cormican (CEO, Cirdan Imaging), Kevin McCann and William McCulla (both Invest NI).

As the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland 2007 - 2013 is nearing closure, a brochure has been produced which highlights the successes and achievements of the Programme. To view the brochure please click here 





On Monday 22nd June 2015, the fourth edition of the Europe in my Region photo competition [#EUmyRegion] was launched by the Commission.

The competition will run until 28th August 2015, followed by a public vote. The three winners will win a trip for two to Brussels during the Open Days (European Week of cities and regions) in October 2015.

As in previous years, participants have to take a photo of an EU funded project and show evidence of EU funding on the photo. This year, the competition area includes, for the first time, IPA (pre-accession) countries.

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The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) is designated as Managing Authority for the Competitiveness Programme. The funding is delivered through three main spending Priorities:  

  • Sustainable Competitiveness and Innovation;
  • Sustainable Enterprise and Entrepreneurship;
  • Improving Accessibility and Protecting and Enhancing the Environment;

In addition, a small percentage of the overall allocation is set aside for programme management, verification, evaluation and publicity activities.