Sligo PEACEPLUS Co-designed Local Community Peace Action Plan 2021 - 2027

Closed19 Apr, 2023, 3:00pm - 26 May, 2023, 11:59pm


Sligo PEACEPLUS Co-designed Local Community Peace Action Plan 2023 - 2027

Pre-Draft Public Co-Design Consultation Surveys and Submissions

19th April – 26th May 2023

The word "Peace" written in the sand on the beach.

The PEACEPLUS Programme is a unique cross-border initiative, financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). It has been designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. In addition to supporting peace and reconciliation, the ERDF also contributes to the promotion of social and economic stability, in particular through actions to promote cohesion between communities.


The eligible area for the PEACEPLUS Programme for 2021-2027 is Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland (Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo).  Cross-border cooperation is encouraged within all projects seeking funding under the PEACE PLUS Programme.


The overall objective of the PEACEPLUS Programme will be to build Peace and Prosperity and ensure that this Programme will leave a lasting and tangible legacy across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland. The Programme’s strategy is to continue to take the opportunities and address the needs arising from the peace process in order to boost economic growth and stimulate social and economic regeneration and secondly, to promote social inclusion, particularly for those at the margins of economic and social life.


The Programme will help to address many long-standing social and economic challenges which have, and continue to impact communities, particularly those in rural border areas, as well as ongoing challenges that exist in urban settings.


The aim of this survey is to provide local citizens, local businesses, community groups and others to have their say on the creation of Sligo’s Local Action Plan. The PEACEPLUS Action Plan for Sligo will focus on three themes:


  1. Local Community Regeneration and Transformation
  2. Thriving and Peaceful Communities
  3. Celebrating Cultures and Diversity

The co-design approach enables diverse partnerships to establish priority actions for their local areas and collectively address these in a manner which will make a significant and lasting contribution to peace and reconciliation.

We are seeking your input in setting the priorities for Sligo’s Co-designed Local Community Peace Action Plan by completing the survey below by Friday 26th May 2023. 

Information gathered during the pre-draft consultation process will contribute to the development of the Sligo PEACEPLUS Co-design Local Community Action Plan and will assist in prioritising areas for action in Sligo up to 2027.  

Thank you for taking the time complete the survey. It will take approximately 10 minutes.  Your time and input is very much appreciated and valued! 

You can see examples of projects completed under PEACE IV funding in the video below:

Cover of Sligo Peace 4 Youtube video

How can I take part in the pre-draft consultation process?

Online Survey:

By completing this online survey on or before Friday 26th May 2023.


Public Co-design Consultation Workshops:

By attending one of the Public Co-design Consultation Workshops in person:



Please register for meetings by clicking the relevant meeting link to register via Eventbrite or email indicating the date, time and venue you wish to attend.


Written submissions

By email – sending submissions to PEACEPLUS, Sligo County Council at

By post – addressing submissions to Tracy Ferguson, PEACEPLUS, Sligo County Council, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo, F91 PP44.

All submissions by email or post shall be clearly marked ‘Pre-draft submission - Sligo PEACEPLUS Plan’.


PEACEPLUS Programme overview can be accessed here – PEACEPLUS Programme2021-2027


The legal basis for the fifth PEACE programme (PEACEPLUS) covering the 2021-2027 programming period is Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, Regulation (EU) 2021/1058 and Regulation (EU) 2021/1059.
The processing of this data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, i.e., the questions that require responses considered Special Category data are from target groups identified by the Special EU Programmes Body and especially sought as respondents and project recipients of PEACEPLUS. Responses are collated on an anonymous basis. The collated and anonymous data will be stored for a period of 5 years after the date of the final Programme Funds payment to Sligo County Council.



The closing date has passed and submissions are no longer being accepted.