- Innovation & the Knowledge Economy
- Environment & Accessibility
- Sustainable Urban Development
The Southern Regional Assembly is the Managing Authority for the S&E Regional Programme 2007-13. Funded activity ran from 2007 to 2013 and the Programme's final implementation report was submitted to the European Commission in 2017.
With a total budget of €687 million (€346.6m ERDF), the Programme focused on three areas of investment:
Co-financing from the Programme came from the European Regional Development Fund.
The Regional Assembly was also the Managing Authority for the 2000-06 S&E Regional Programme which an investment of €4.1 billion in the S&E region of which €1 billion supported EU co-funded projects. These investments were undertaken in local infrastructure & enterprise development projects, the agriculture & fisheries sector and a substantial investment was made in childcare facilities, training of childcare staff and the development of the childcare sector.