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Issue - meetings

European Funding Update

Meeting: 01/12/2015 - Joint Strategic Economic Committee (Item 45)

45 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Update

Supporting documents:


A report from the Strategic Economic Programme Manager on the EuropeanStrategic

Investment Funds (ESIF) was presented. Further details were provided byCouncillor Fleur de Rhé-Phillipe, Wiltshire Council, who chaired the local ESIFcommittee.


The Committee discussed the progression ofthe programmes and processes as detailedin the report, including a refresh of the ESIF strategy to bring the governance arrangements in line with Local Enterprise Partnership structures and the selection process for ESIF projects being confirmed by Managing Authorities. Some members raised that some future programmes had been removed following the Autumn Statement, and the impact of this required further assessment. It was also stated the final call for Regional Development Funding for the Health and Life Sciences business cluster at Porton had been made and was due for publication by the end of December 2015.


It was confirmed that the Local Enterprise Partnerships were still not accepted by the European institutions as suitable to receive monies directly, and therefore these would continue to be directed nationally through the Department for Communities and Local Government.


At the conclusion ofdiscussion, it was,




To note the update.




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