The East of Scotland

Home of the oil and gas capital of Europe

ESEC at St Andrews golf course

The East of Scotland

Home of golf

The East of Scotland

Home of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher

The East of Scotland

Home of the Kelpies

Wind Farm

The East of Scotland

Home to renewable energy infrastructure development

East of Scotland, Home to the fruit basket of Scotland

The East of Scotland

Home to the fruit basket of Scotland

The East of Scotland

Home to the white fish capital of Europe

The East of Scotland

Home of the Arbroath Smokie

The East of Scotland

Home to breathtaking castles

About Us

The East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC) is a local authority membership organisation with a political board which collaborates on a shared EU agenda as it affects and supports economic development in the area. ESEC’s agenda is mainly concentrated around EU policy developments and associated lobbying activity but also EU funding opportunities and strategic projects.

ESEC was established in 1991 to promote the interests of its local authority members and engage with European policy and funding issues on their behalf. ESEC is a non-statutory joint committee with political representations from 7 local authorities in central and eastern Scotland.

For examples of the EU-funded projects being delivered by our member councils, please see our case study booklet.

Latest News

ESEC welcomes parliamentary report on UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC) welcomes the…

FIFE COUNCIL URGES UK GOVERNMENT TO STAY IN INTERREG POST-BREXIT

Fife joins Dundee and Angus Councils in calling on government…

ESEC members urge UK government to commit to Interreg post-Brexit

Angus Council and Dundee City Council call on government to…

Further success for ESEC councils in EU funding awards

ESEC’s member councils have all been successful in securing…

EU Interreg projects arrive in the East of Scotland

Angus Council and Fife Council host transnational Interreg delegations This…

ESEC Brexit fact-finding programme to Brussels

At the end of March, the ESEC Policy Board and Officer Group…

MSPs debate future of LEADER, the EU rural development programme

On 6 March 2018, the Scottish Parliament chamber debated LEADER,…

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The East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC) is local authority membership organisation of seven members: Aberdeen City Council, Angus Council, Dundee City Council, Falkirk Council, Fife Council, Perth and Kinross Council, and Stirling Council.