Entries by Joanne Scobie

Scottish Government publishes Brexit position

The Scottish Government has today published its Brexit plans on Scotland’s place in Europe. ESEC welcomes the statement from the Scottish Government that local government has a significant stake in future options. Local councils deliver on the ground a significant amount of EU policy, including social inclusion, environmental protection, transport, rural and maritime development, procurement and state […]

Mairi Evans MSP highlights impact of Brexit on Local Authorities

On 14 September 2016, former ESEC chair Mairi Evans MSP spoke in the Scottish Parliament about the impact of Brexit on Local Authorities. MSP Evans informed the chamber that the impacts of the Brexit vote are already having a real impact on local government, particularly in relation to funding. She pointed out that local authorities are […]

Statement from ESEC chair on EU referendum result

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU in a significant and unexpected referendum result. ESEC was strongly in favour of remaining  a member of the EU and so this was a disappointing outcome. Our region and local authorities have benefited greatly from EU membership, and our communities have received hundreds of […]

Scottish Government lays out positive case for EU membership

The Scottish Government today (24 May 2016) published its case for the benefits of EU membership, ahead of the EU referendum on 23 June. The report points out that Scottish beneficiaries receive significant amounts of EU funding to develop projects in the fields of research, education, health and regional development. For the period of 2014-20, […]

INTERREG North Sea Region programme: facts and figures

The second call for Interreg North Sea Region (NSR) applications closed on 14 March, and a total of 71 applications were submitted. The programme received 46 Expressions of Interest (EOI) and 25 full applications. The majority of EOI were submitted under Priority 1, Thinking Growth. For full applications, Priority 3, Sustainable North Sea Region received […]