San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The European Commission have introduced ‘local territorial development’ delivery models to the general regulations for ERDF, ESF, EAFRD, and EMFF. These are not entirely optional and how they will be used will be outlined in the UK Partnership Agreement document which covers all the European Structural and Investment Funds. There are three models:
- Community Led Local Development (CLLD)
- Integrated Territorial Development (ITI)
- Joint Action Plans (JAP)
What these delivery models open up is the opportunity to manage multi-funded projects at a specified territorial scale. Plans for such activities should be supported by a local development strategy.
There have been a number of discussions on the suitability of each of the delivery models within ESEC in recent months and how best to capitalise on current best-practice in existing practices such as CPPs and LEADER LAGs. However, in order to have meaningful discussion on delivery models, first we need to know what we want to use funds for.
This workshop will build on conclusions from Workshop 1 on strategic projects and any identified groupings of project ideas. By understanding what activity has to take place through community development, local partnerships, or regional partnerships, suitable delivery models will become more apparent. It is hoped that an outcome of this workshop will be that agreement on best way forward. This is especially important for any areas where collaboration is required.
A write-up of the workshop will be presented to our politicians for discussion at the next planned workshop.
Aimed at: European Officers, External Funding Officers, Community Planning Partnership managers, LEADER Coordinators, Fisheries Officers.
Background to the Workshop Series
The Scottish Government is currently drafting the next generation of EU Programmes in Scotland in preparation for the new 2014-2020 EU programming period. The EU funds the Scottish Government are responsible for developing Operational Programmes for will be known collectively as “European Structural and Investment Funds” in the future. This includes: the European Regional Development Fund; European Social Fund, rural communities aspects of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) which includes the LEADER Programme; and communities aspects of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). The Scottish Government is currently aiming for each of the Operational Programmes to be ready in May and finalised in June 2013 ready for public consultation.
Current Scottish EU Funds have operated through a challenge fund approach of awarding projects with some experimentation with a type of commissioning of projects through Community Planning Partnerships who manage local employability and skills partnerships, Strategic Delivery Bodies (SE and UHI), and a global grant scheme in the South of Scotland. In addition, Local Action Groups for LEADER and the Fisheries Communities Axis have had delegated responsibility for community development and delivery of local strategies. The new programmes are expected to have hardly any challenge funding and this requires local authorities to plan a mini-programme or programme of works for a 7 year period which complement the objectives of the Operational Programmes.
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East of Scotland European Consortium
The East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC) represents the European interests of it local authority members in Eastern and North Eastern Scotland. Members collaborate on a shared European agenda.