A guide to Establishing a Regional Partnership
The concept for the ENTER programme was developed following an examination of enterprise
responses to the division in society within Northern Ireland, resulting from the recent conflict in this
region. The origins of the Northern Ireland conflict can be traced to a lack of genuine integration
of people from different religious and cultural backgrounds. The challenge to enable positive
integration is now evermore relevant across the EU, with ongoing immigration of people from
different faith and cultural backgrounds, many arriving in Europe from war-torn regions across the
Middle East and Africa.
In response to this challenge, partners from 4 nations within the European Union (UK, Republic
of Ireland, Croatia and the Netherlands) have come together to develop and deliver the ENTER
programme (Enterprise in Interface).