Recruiting Groups to participate in Programmes

Co-operation Ireland are recruiting groups and young people to participate in two different programmes

The Cross Border Networking, Good Practice & Engagement Project

Co-operation Ireland, in partnership with The Corrymeela Community and The Nerve Centre are delivering the Cross Border Networking, Good Practice & Engagement Project which is a North East PEACE III Project, supported by the European Union PEACE III Programme.


The aim of the project is to focus on cross border exchanges, increasing opportunities for networking and sharing of good practice between communities in the North East Cluster and communities from the Border Regions.


There will be a focus on targeting groups or individuals from the North East PEACE III Cluster Area (Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Larne, Limavady and Moyle Council areas) and from the Border Region (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo) who have a role to play within their communities in tackling physical segregation but who need additional support to understand the processes involved. The project will assist 300 participants to make sustainable links with the Border Region. Participants will take part in facilitated workshops and discussions on how to build good relations.

If you are interested in the project, then please download the appropriate form and email it to Laura at Or if you have any queries, please contact Laura.

The ECHO project

Co-operation Ireland in partnership with Youthlink are delivering a Youth Development Project, supported by the PEACE III programme and managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the CAN PEACE III Partnership: Effective Choices Helping Ourselves The voices of our young people should be heard and listened to- again and again! The ECHO project is designed to support youth groups and young people to develop skills and knowledge to address issues of sectarianism and racism within the Carrickfergus, Antrim and Newtownabbey Council areas.

The project provides accredited training in Youth Leadership and Good Relations to a minimum of 90 young people from at least 15 youth organisations. These young people will then be involved in developing project management skills, specifically to enable them to action a community based civic-action project.

Good Practice Project: Expression of interest form - Groups in the North East Region358 KB
Good Practice Project: Expression of interest form - Groups in the Border Region358 KB
ECHO project: Recruitment Flyer767.4 KB