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Funds from the EU - Friday 1 March, Sligo

A public information and consultation session will be held this Friday in the Radisson-Blu Hotel, Sligo with MEPs Marian Harkin, Martina Anderson, Jim Higgins and Minister for Small Business, John Perry TD. The session will look at current and future EU supports for businesses, rural development, social projects and other areas. To register, please call (01) 605.79.00 or email:

Friday, 1 March 2013
9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Radisson-Blu Hotel, Sligo

EU Funding for peripheral and cross-border projects: 2014-2020

Public Consultation in advance of the European Parliament's decision on the EU's new 7-year budget with Minister of State John Perry TD, Marian Harkin MEP, Martina Anderson MEP, Jim Higgins MEP, and a host of expert speakers on crossborder initiatives, Leader programmes and funding and local development issues.

To reserve your place, please call (01) 605.79.00 or email:
All welcome.
Admission free of charge

European Funding to be explained in Sligo Meeting

On Friday 1 March next, the European Parliament is hosting an information session on funding available to businesses, and for local and rural development and cross-border projects.

The meeting will be opened by John Perry TD, Minister for Small Business. Local MEP Marian Harkin as well as the Derry based MEP, Martina Anderson will chair the sessions. MEP Jim Higgins will speak on the Multiannual Financial Framework.

Speakers from Enterprise Ireland, Sligo Leader Group, the European Enterprise Network and the Western Development Commission and the Special EU Programmes Body will also speak.  There will be a wide range of information available to budding entrepreneurs and those who wish to begin or expand a business or local development project.  Support for Rural Development projects which is an increasingly important focus of EU economic policies will also be covered.

Of special interest will be the presentation of two case studies by Sail West and iFactory, both highly successful projects that have received grant aid from European Union funds.  They will highlight the process to obtain funds, the pitfalls to avoid and how funds were used to develop their businesses.

Link to Enterprise Ireland
Link to Sligo Leader Partnership
Link to Enterprise Europe Network
Link to Western Development Commission
Link to Special EU Programmes Body