PEACE IV Programme
PEACE IV – Pobal’s role
Pobal are a partner member of the ‘YouthPact’ Project on the EU Peace IV Children & Young People’s Programme (branded as ‘PEACE4Youth’). YouthPact is the Quality and Impact body for this PEACE IV strand. YouthPact is a cross border partnership of four regional organisations: Co-operation Ireland (CI) (Lead Partner); Ulster University (UU); National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Pobal.
Within the ‘PEACE4Youth’ Programme there are 12 funded projects (including YouthPact), these are: Third Space Project, Journeys, Amplify, Youthscape, Peace Bytes, Strive, Breakthrough, M-Power, Transform, Futures, HEROES, YouthPact. The role of Youth Pact is one of impact support and quality assurance across the whole programme, supporting the other 11 projects who, in turn, work directly with young people, aged 14-24 years, across the 12 Northern counties.
The Children and Young People’s programme is a four-year programme, managed by the Special EU Programme Body (SEUPB) with the following specific objective: To enhance the capacity of young people to form positive and effective relationships with others of a different background and make a positive contribution to building a cohesive society.
The programme will work with 7,400 young people who are most marginalised and disadvantaged completing programmes that develop their soft skills and a respect for diversity.
YouthPact will provide a series of activities to support, train, advise and signpost staff from the 11 delivery projects. The purpose of the work is to maximise the impact of the programme by supporting a high-quality youth work approach, and nurturing a strong change and outcomes focus.
For more information visit Co-operation Ireland Youth Pact