Entries by Joanne Scobie

Time running out to agree on post-Brexit funding

Scottish organisations still in the dark on what will replace almost €1b in EU Structural Funds ESEC chair Councillor Will Dawson has written to Liz Truss MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, in order to seek assurances in relation to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF), the financial framework which the UK Government has […]

ESEC welcomes parliamentary report on UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC) welcomes the report on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Post-Brexit funding for Nations, Regions and Local Areas. In the period of 2014-20, Scotland will have received €476 million from the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and €465 million from the European […]

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

Fife joins Dundee and Angus Councils in calling on government to stay in Interreg post-Brexit Fife Council has adopted a motion in support of the United Kingdom remaining in the EU Interreg funding programme post-Brexit. The motion, which was approved unanimously, remits the council’s chief executive to write to the Secretary of State for Exiting […]

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

Angus Council and Dundee City Council call on government to stay in Interreg post-Brexit Dundee City Council and Angus Council have both adopted motions in support of the United Kingdom remaining in the EU Interreg funding programme post-Brexit. The motions, which were approved unanimously, remit the councils’ chief executives to write to the Secretary of […]

Further success for ESEC councils in EU funding awards

ESEC’s member councils have all been successful in securing further EU funding awards, from the Erasmus+ and ERDF programmes respectively. All ESEC councils have schools in their areas which have been successful in securing Erasmus+ funding. These grants will support teachers in developing their modern language skills, which in turn enables the national 1+2 language […]

EU Interreg projects arrive in the East of Scotland

Angus Council and Fife Council host transnational Interreg delegations This week Angus Council and Fife Council will both welcome international delegations and high-profile guests to their respective territories as part of separate Interreg projects. Interreg is the EU fund which supports crossborder and transnational cooperation, and is of particular importance for local authorities. In Carnoustie, […]