Welcome to the North East Partnership (NEP)

The North East Partnership was first established in 2004 and is one of five local authority led Cross Border Groups operating in the eligible area for the INTERREG IVA Programme for Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland 2007-2013.

The partnership purpose is to facilitate the sustainable development of the North East sub-region of Northern Ireland through participation in cross border, interregional and transnational cooperation initiatives. To date the NEP have secured EU funding of £8.7m which has been distributed for the delivery of 5 INTERREG IVA Projects.

  • Re-envisioned Suspension Bridge at Gobbins Cliff Path
  • Completed Marina at Portglenone
  • CRS Volunteer in action using new Transmission Radio
  • Sliabh Liag Cliffs - Photo Courtesy of Donegal County Council

Latest Projects


The North East Partnership is currently progressing the following projects through approved INTERREG IVA funding :-

INTERREG IVA

The INTERREG IVA Programme for Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland is a European Union supported Structural Funds Programme which seeks to address the economic and social problems which result from the existence of borders.

It supports strategic cross-border co-operation for a more prosperous and sustainable region. The INTERREG IVA Programme is worth €256 million (€192 million from the EU with further national contributions of €64 million).

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Latest News

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A project supported by the INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by the North East Partnership.