Greater Manchester (GM) has been allocated €415 million by the UK Government for the next European programming period from 2014 until 2020 and has produced a Draft European Structural and Investment Funds Investment Plan, which sets out the priorities which will be supported by funds that will come from the European Commission between 2014-2020.
These funds will be used to invest in activities to help GM become more prosperous, and so a better place to live and work. The focus of EU spending is on activities which lead to jobs and growth, and specifically science innovation, business competitiveness, low carbon activities and social inclusion.
Successful implementation of the strategy will require the efforts of all partners and your views are sought on the draft investment plan You are invited to read the draft strategy and respond to the consultation questions.
Network for Europe and GMCVO have been working together to ensure that the voice of the Third Sector is heard, and they would like your views on this draft.
Views are generally sought under the investment-led approach to European funding; whether the activities proposed under each theme are the right ones; and, making sure eligible activities that could support Greater Manchester's growth ambitions have been included.
To read the draft investment plan and leave your comments, visit: www.networkforeurope.eu/consultation-greater-manchester-draft-european-investment-plan-2014-2020
The deadline for responses is 16 December 2013. Organisations are encouraged to make a single, coordinated response. A one page summary sheet has been produced in an effort to summarise key areas included in the plan.
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