Patrick Douglas

Written 38 posts

Round-up of 2022 Autumn Lead Partner Event – Wednesday 30 November

20th December 2022

On Wednesday 30 November, approximately 70 stakeholders of the 2014-20 European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes attended the 2022 Autumn Lead Partner Event at the Clayton Hotel in Glasgow.

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Evaluation of the impact of ESF/ERDF support for SMEs and long-term unemployment

19th December 2022

In June, we notified stakeholders that we had appointed economic consultancy firm EKOS to undertake an evaluation of the impact that European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) support has had on SMEs and the long-term unemployed in Scotland.

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2022 case studies booklet and Ministerial visit to MDMC

16th December 2022

On Thursday 15 December, Richard Lochhead, Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work, visited the Medical Device Manufacturing Centre (MDMC) at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh campus to celebrate the publication of the European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2022 case studies booklet.

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Round-up of 2022 Spring Lead Partner Event – Wednesday 11 May

10th June 2022

On Wednesday 11 May, the Managing Authority (MA) held an online event for Lead Partners of the 2014-20 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Programmes. Almost 100 stakeholders listened to presentations about efforts to improve the financial performance of the programmes from the MA and members of the Programme Monitoring Committee (PMC).

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Delivery and financial end dates of the 2014-20 ESIF programmes

8th March 2022

At our 2021 Annual Event, we announced end dates of the 2014-2020 ESIF programmes. The dates were subsequently communicated in our December e-bulletin and also published on our blog.

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Reminder: key deadlines of 2014-20 programme closure

31st January 2022

As announced at the 2021 Annual Publicity Event and referred to in the December 2021 e-bulletin, the closure dates of the 2014-2020 ESIF Programmes are confirmed.

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Round-up of 2021 Annual Event – Tuesday 14 December

25th January 2022

On Tuesday 14 December 2021, the Managing Authority hosted an online event for stakeholders to celebrate the year’s achievements of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programmes.

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2021 case studies booklet

21st December 2021

During the 2021 Annual Publicity Event on Tuesday 14 December, Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work Richard Lochhead announced the publication of the 2021 case studies booklet.

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‘Adapting to COVID-19 and using what we have learnt in future’ – Lead Partner event on 23 June 2021

15th July 2021

On Wednesday 23 June 2021, over 80 representatives from Lead Partners of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Programmes gathered for an online event.

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2014-2020 ESIF online event on 9 December 2020

16th December 2020

On Wednesday 9 December 2020, the Managing Authority hosted an online event for stakeholders to celebrate the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programmes.

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