What do you need to know about your Local Enterprise Partnership......and what opportunities are there for the VCS?
from 09:30 am to 02:30 pm
9.30am Registration and coffee
10.00am Welcome and introductions
10.10am Aims and Purpose of the workshop
10.20am The future role of LEPs in the next programme of EU Structural Funding
10.50am The role of the VCS in the 2014-20 EU Structural Fund programme
11.10am ‘Word on the street’ - Local Enterprise Partnerships…..Partner, Commissioner, Collaborator and / or competitor?
11.25am Q & A
11.50am Round table discussions - Barriers to engaging effectively
- What role does the VCS have next EU programme? What is our offer around social inclusion in the next programme?
- What should communication and relationships between the VCS and LEPs look like and what are we seeking to achieve?
1.30pm Workshops by 6 LEPs
- Building VCS & LEP partnerships
- Increasing engagement
- Sharing knowledge and intelligence
- Writing the VCS offer
Future of Structural Funds in England - the story so far. Ingrid Gardiner, NCVO
LEPs, past, present and future. Rachel Quinn, Regional Voices
Midlands LEPs, and what opportunities exist for VCS. Big Lottery Fund