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COMHAIRLE CONTAE ÁTHA CLIATH THEAS
SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL

South Dublin County Council Crest

MEETING OF LUCAN AREA COMMITTEE

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MOTION NO. 4

MOTION: Councillor L. O’Toole

Public Realm Motion:

“Following the publication of the EU Funding Handbook 2014-2020 can the Chief Executive advise if any projects in the Lucan area qualify for EU funding, and if the following can be considered:

ERASMUS + (Education, Training & Youth) is the new 16 billion euro catch-all framework program for education, training, youth and sport. It is built on the well-known and respected EU brand of the highly

successful Erasmus student exchange program.

The contact point in Ireland is http://www.leargas.ie/contact.php.”

REPORT:

European Funding opportunities are available under a wide range of different thematic fields such as European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds; Employment and Social Policy; Civil Rights, Justice & Security and as in the example quoted in the motion, of the ERAMUS + in the thematic field of Culture, Education and Youth.

Any Community Group in the Lucan area who is considering making an application for European funding can contact the Community Development Team for the area to discuss and receive advice on their ideas and funding application.

In particular details on the ERAMUS+ funding programme are available at the following link:  http://www.eurireland.ie

Members should note that Budget 2015 contained a number of outline proposals in relation to youth education opportunities including the development of a number of training initiatives and new apprenticeship opportunities. From the perspective of the Council’s Sports Section within Community Services Department work is progressing on the drafting of a new Sports Development Programme which will afford those interested in the programme a substantial range of new opportunities. All such programmes would be delivered on a county wide basis.