Archive - Oct 2011


October 19th

European Territorial Cooperation: building bridges between people


European Territorial Cooperation is central to the construction of a common European space, and a cornerstone of European integration. It has clear European added value: helping to ensure that borders are not barriers, bringing Europeans closer together, helping to solve common problems, facilitating the sharing of ideas and assets, and encouraging strategic work towards common goals.

ACEVO/NCVO Localism Conference 2011


This event is being held at Hilton Metropole in Birmingham on 9 December 2011. The Coalition Government's Big Society agenda has signalled the end of centralised, top-down decision making. In its place, a new era of localism has been signalled, with an emphasis on empowered and engaged citizens, local decision-making and accountability. That's the policy: but what's the reality?

October 18th

DWP ESF Provision for Families with Multiple Problems: successful bidders announced


The DWP has announced the successful preferred bidders for the ESFi provision for work with Families with Multiple Problems. In the North West the following contracts have been awarded:

Webchat with Commissioner Johannes Hahn


Do you want to find out more about the Commission's proposals for EUi cohesion policy during the period 2014-2020? Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, will be making himself available to answer your questions in a live webchat from 15-16h on Tuesday 18 October 2011.