Amplify Mid and East Antrim

PEACEPLUS programme

What is PEACEPLUS?

PEACEPLUS is a new European Union funding programme designed to support peace and prosperity across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland, building upon the work of the previous PEACE and INTERREG Programmes.

The design reflects the importance of peace-building activity, but also the importance of actions that will contribute positively to the economy, building prosperity and adjusting to the new environment and challenges we face.

What is the PEACEPLUS Partnership?

The PEACEPLUS Partnership will oversee the design and implementation of a co-designed process in our area, which will be used to inform the development of an overarching PEACEPLUS Action Plan.

Our PEACEPLUS Partnership will comprise the following four pillars:

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council PEACEPLUS Partnership (27 Members)

Pillar 1: 11 nominated Elected Members

Pillar 2:  5 nominated Statutory Representatives
Pillar 3: 7 Social Partners representing Geographical/ Community/ Civil Society selected through this open call process Pillar 4:  4 Social Partners representing PEACEPLUS Target Groups selected through this open call process

As per the table above, we are seeking to recruit a total of 11 Social Partners under pillars 3 and 4. 

  • Under Pillar 3, we wish to recruit a total of 7 social partners that can represent the different geographical parts of our area
  • Under pillar 4 we wish to recruit 4 social partners who can represent Section 75 interests or other PEACEPLUS target groups. 

PEACEPLUS Social Partner Role

As a social partner you will play a significant role in the co-design of the PEACEPLUS Action Plan.  The role is voluntary however, all travel expenses and caring expenses will be available for each member.  We anticipate that the partnership will meet 6-8 times per annum and each meeting would require a time commitment of approximately 2 hours per meeting.  Members may be required to participate in sub-committees and assessment panels.  Meetings will be a mix of virtual and face to face. While the programme commences in 2022 and runs to 2027 the commitment will lessen in the latter years as the programme winds down.

PEACEPLUS Social Partner Applications

We are recruiting for 11 Social Partners in the creation of the new PEACEPLUS Partnership. 

Applications are invited from nominees living or working within the Mid and East Antrim borough. Social partners will be recruited to be representative of each of the 7 District Electoral Areas (DEAs) across the Mid and East Antrim borough, as well as representing PEACEPLUS target groupings.  The DEAs in the borough are – Ballymena, Bannside, Braid, Carrick Castle, Knockagh, Coast Road and Larne Lough.

Social Partners must demonstrate an understanding of peace and reconciliation issues.

Apply Now

To apply, please download and complete the following forms:

Completed application forms including the monitoring form can be retuned via email to peace@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Alternatively, they can be returned to the Council at the following address:-

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
The Braid
1-29 Bridge Street
Ballymena
BT43 5EJ

Please place them in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside ‘PEACEPLUS Social Partner Application’ no later than 12noon on Monday 20 June 2022.

To ensure confidentiality, please place in a separate envelope the Equal Opportunity Monitoring Questionnaire marked ‘SP PEACEPLUS Monitoring Officer’, seal the envelope and enclose it with your application form.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

This project will be funded by the European Union’s PEACEPLUS Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.