East Border Region Ltd is one of five local authority led cross border networks on the Ireland/Northern Ireland border. The East Border Region comprises ten local authorities, Newry and Mourne, Down and Banbridge District Councils, Armagh City and District Council, Craigavon, Ards and North Down Borough Councils in Northern Ireland and Louth, Monaghan and Meath County Councils in the Republic Of Ireland and has a total population of 826,000.
East Border Region was established in 1976 to promote innovative, cross border economic development in the areas of agriculture, Industry, Commerce and Tourism and to improve the living conditions and employment prospects of those living in the region. East Border Region was awarded the role of Implementing Body in the Ireland/Northern Ireland INTERREG IIIA Programme 2000-2006 and as a result successfully implemented approximately €25 million to genuine cross border projects across the region. At present East Border Region has been successful in securing approximately €15 million from the INTERREG IVA Programme.
East Border Region is a truly democratic, representative, transparent, multi skilled cross border organisation.