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What do you need to know about your Local Enterprise Partnership......and what opportunities are there for the VCS?

This event will form part of a series of regional events around the future of the European Structural and Investment Funds and the role of the voluntary and social enterprise sector.

Event details

When

Oct 04, 2013
from 09:30 am to 02:30 pm

Where

Big Lottery Offices, Apex House, Birmingham, West Midlands

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Draft agenda

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

11.40am    Break

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?

12.45pm    Lunch

1.30pm      Workshops by 6 LEPs

  • Building VCS & LEP partnerships
  • Increasing engagement
  • Sharing knowledge and intelligence
  • Writing the VCS offer

2.30pm      Close

Presentations

Future of Structural Funds in England - the story so far. Ingrid Gardiner, NCVO

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LEPs, past, present and future. Rachel Quinn, Regional Voices

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Midlands LEPs, and what opportunities exist for VCS. Big Lottery Fund

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