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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Education and Skills

EU Funding

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
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227. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the breakdown of funds received by his Department or channelled through his Department from EU funds in 2017; and the programmes these funds supported. [9569/19]

Photo of John HalliganJohn Halligan (Waterford, Independent)
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The Managing Authorities for the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Adjustment Globalisation Fund (EGF) are located within my Department. As set out in note 6.1 to the 2017 Appropriation Account, €23.173m was received into my Department’s Vote from EU funding as appropriations-in-aid, as follows:

EU Funding TypeA-in-A Receipts in 2017Description
ESF/YEI€22.476m€13.183m related to the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme (HCIOP) 2007-13 and €9.293m related to the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-20. This amount included €1.794m under the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) which is programmed within the PEIL 2014-20.
EGF€ 0.370min respect of the PWAI programme
EC Education Projects€ 0.327mincluded compensatory payments for administrative expenses incurred in providing for the Centre for European Schooling, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, activities under Ireland’s participation in the European Commission’s Eurydice information network and the Eurostudent VI project 2016-18

As Managing Authority for the ESF and EGF, my Department distributed ESF and EGF receipts as follows:

Funding TypeReceipts Distributed in 2017Payee
ESF€1.276mDepartment of Justice and Equality - PEIL 2014-20
ESF/YEI€4.205mNational Training Fund (NTF) – PEIL 2014-20
EGF€0.266mDepartment of Employment Affairs and Social Protection - LTAI Programme
EGF€0.351mNational Training Fund - PWAI Programme

My Department held ESF receipts of €5.6m in a HCIOP suspense account and €0.6m in a PEIL suspense account at the end of 2017, which were distributed to the NTF and other Departments in 2018.


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