Delivery of Structural Funds, Rural Development Funds and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund in England
As the current European funding period will close at the end of 2013 and the next period will begin in 2014, the consultation about what the next programme of European funds will look like is gathering pace. BIS, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has started the consultation process with an informal consultation that asks for initial views on the various delivery options for the funds in England and is only open for one month.
The funds that this consultation is seeking views on are the European Regional Development Fund (ERDFi), and the European Social Fund (ESFi), the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) from 2014-20.
EUi policies for cohesion, rural development, maritime and fisheries each play a significant role in supporting sustainable, environmental, social and economic restructuring across the EU. The purpose of this consultation by the is to elicit views on how the new round of structural funds can best be used to develop and maintain economic growth.
To view the consultation documents please visit:
- Partnership agreement: delivery of structural funds, rural development funds and maritime and fisheries funds in England: informal consultation document
- Partnership Agreement: Delivery of Structural Funds, Rural Development Funds and Maritime and Fisheries Funds in England Response Form
At Network for Europe we have been gathering views on the current programme and ideas for the new through our various events around the region. We will be putting together a response to this consultation and we are keen to hear from you. Get in touch to let us know how the new round of structural funds can best be used to develop and maintain economic growth.
The deadline for this consultation is 27 April 2012. If you would like to feed in your comments to our response please get in touch with Angeliki Stogia or send your views by 25th April 2012 to Email: email@example.com
If you are a voluntary sector organisation who is planning to submit your own response we would be grateful if you shared your response with us.