PEACEPLUS is a new funding programme designed to support peace and prosperity across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland. PEACEPLUS is the successor programme to both PEACE IV and INTERREG VA.
This call aims to support economic and social development using Information Communications Technology (ICT).
The Smart Towns and Villages Programme will provide greater access to and awareness of telecommunications. An area-based approach will be adopted to the creation of Smart Towns and Villages. This proven model utilises a social innovation-led approach to maximise the potential of ICT to deliver improved social and economic outcomes in target areas; particularly those of a rural nature.
This specific objective will support economic and social development using Information Communications Technology (ICT) to deliver outcomes in target areas, particularly those of a rural nature, leading to the creation of a more cohesive society.
It will result in more citizens and communities accessing and utilising ICT to enhance social service delivery and economic development; and as such contribute to the ceation of a more resilient, vibrant and prosperous Programme area.