Glossary of EU funding schemes in Ireland

EAGGF pays for the upgrading of farms, machinery and farming techniques, and to improve the competitiveness of the agricultural sector.

Equal aims to establish equality in the job market, particularly to help women and the disabled integrate successfully into the workplace.

Erasmus Programme ... Travel broadens the mind and education fills it, so what better way to expand your horizons than to travel abroad as part of your education. 

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ERDF pays for roads and the modernisation of infrastructure.

ESF finances the training, or retraining of long term unemployed, single parents, school drop-outs, etc., and helps create new jobs.

European Financial Stability Fund ... On the night of the 9th of May 2010, the European Council - the summit of EU leaders, including our Taoiseach, agreed to set up the European Financial Stability Fund. This "Bailout Fund" comprised €440 billion of contributions of various sizes from all EU member states.

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The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration in the institutions and bodies of the European Union. The Ombudsman is completely independent and impartial. The current Ombudsman is Ms Emily O´Reilly, from Ireland, who took office on 3 July 2013.

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FIFG support fishing industries and regions dependent on it with finance for ports, processing and marketing.

Interreg I, II and III support cross-border co-operation at Republic-Northern Ireland, trans-national and inter-regional levels.

Leader+ is for rural development and diversification of agricultural activities.

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