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2013 news archive

All news items posted in 2013

EU funding for research and innovation

The new EU funding programme for research and innovation – Horizon 2020 – has presented calls for projects for the first two years. The total available will be around 15 billion Euros.

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€920 million for EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation

€920 million will be made available for the new EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) to support innovative social policies and promote labour mobility as well as facilitate access to microcredits and encourage social entrepreneurship.

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Adult Learners' Week Awards

Adult Learners' Week Awards

Nominations are now open for Adult Learner’s Week Awards 2014

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EU Quality framework for traineeships

The Commission has released its proposal for a quality framework for traineeships which supports the Youth Guarantee Scheme to set standards for work experience across the EU.

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EU Quality framework for traineeships

The Commission has released its proposal for a quality framework for traineeships which supports the Youth Guarantee Scheme to set standards for work experience across the EU

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EU Quality framework for traineeships

The Commission has released its proposal for a quality framework for traineeships which supports the Youth Guarantee Scheme to set standards for work experience across the EU.

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EU Quality framework for traineeships

The Commission has released its proposal for a quality framework for traineeships which supports the Youth Guarantee Scheme to set standards for work experience across the EU

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More people are becoming familiar with the European Social Fund (ESF)

More people are becoming familiar with the European Social Fund (ESF)

According to the 2013 Eurobarometer survey , 44% of EU citizens have heard of the ESF - up from 33% back in 2006.

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DWP letter to LEPs

The DWP Minister for Employment, Esther McVey, has sent a letter to LEP Chairs explaining how the DWP can work with them to drive local economic growth.

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Directory of Trust Funders in London funding skills and employment

VCS Assist have compiled a directory that aims to help London’s voluntary and community sector employment and skills organisations find funding to support and develop their work.

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NCVO at ESF Awards 2013

On 14 November 2013, the ESF Equal Opportunities and Sustainable Development Mainstreaming Leader Awards took place. NCVO was on the national assessment panel that selected the winning projects that have excelled in promoting ESF themes such as gender equality, equal opportunities and sustainable development.

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EU budget agreed for 2014-2020

The European Parliament has given the final approval to the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 with agreements reached on various programmes such as the Structural and Investment Funds (which includes the European Social Fund (ESF)), Horizon 2020, TEN-T and Connecting European Facility, Erasmus+, and the environmental programme Life.

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Supporting People back into employment (North West)

Supporting People back into employment (North West)

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) organised a European Social Fund event on ‘Future Directions: Communities Supporting People Back into Employment’.

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Submission and receipt of European Social Fund (ESF) Management Information 2013-2014

An action note has been published by the Managing Authority to regarding the submission and receipt of ESF Management Information 2013-2014.

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EU measures to tackle youth unemployment

The European Commission has published a MEMO on details on how the EU is tackling how youth unemployment.

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Community Work Placements

In England, Community Work Placements will be part-funded by the European Social Fund.

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New community grants tool

As part of NCVO-Regional Voices work on engaging with the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) on the future European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), we have a new support document on community grants.

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LEPs consultations on EU strategies

The Local Enterprise Partnerships have submitted to government their draft European Structural and Investment Fund strategies for the 2014-2020 programme.

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Clinks ESF news

Clinks ESF news

Clinks chairs and provides the Secretariat for the Reducing Re-offending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3) to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The group includes recruited representatives from a range of VCSE Sector organisations. Civil servants from MoJ, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), Youth Justice Board (YJB) and HM Inspectorate of Probation.

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Launch of What Works project

Launch of What Works project

A new project has been launched that will analyse which policies are most effective at driving local economic growth.

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EU Connects event presentations - what next for EU funding?

EU Connects event presentations - what next for EU funding?

On the 23rd October 2013 EU Connects organised event looking at what the future holds for European funding 2014-20.

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Latest EU news

A tailored ESF newsletter for the voluntary and community sector in England.

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New EU consultations

The European Commission has launched two consultations of relevance to the VCS sector.

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Skills Support for the Unemployed - SFA procurement round

Skills Support for the Unemployed - SFA procurement round

Skills Funding Agency has launched a procurement round for Skills Support for the Unemployed, as part of their ESF programme.

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EU funds – are they for you? Breakfast learning Session

A practical Breakfast Learning session on 30 October 2013 will provide you with an overview of the new EU funds, covering the priorities and associated timetables for the new programmes such as ESF.

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New EU Public Procurement Directive

On 5 Sept 2013, the Council adopted the revised EU Procurement Directives. Member States have two years to impose rules into national laws; however, the Cabinet Office intends to transpose regulations as early as possible, by mid-2014.

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LEPs submit their draft ESIF strategies

The Local Enterprise Partnerships have submitted to government their draft European Structural and Investment Fund strategies for the 2014-2020 programme

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Presentations from our event on LEPs, Growth and EU funds

Here you will find all the presentations from our event on 25 September 2013 on LEPs, Growth and EU funds.

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South East LEP - voluntary sector workshop 9 September

South East LEP - voluntary sector workshop 9 September

NCVO's European Funding Network took part at the South East LEP voluntary sector workshop on 09 September 2013.

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East of England event - what's next for EU funding?

East of England event - what's next for EU funding?

EU Connects are hosting an event on 23 October 2013 to look at the future of EU funding 2014-2020

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Clinks – online partnership finder

Clinks – online partnership finder

Clinks supports voluntary organisations that works with offenders and their families

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ESF in England - improving people's lives 2013-2014

ESF in England - improving people's lives 2013-2014

The DWP have published a new booklet, ‘European Social Fund in England – Improving people’s lives 2013-2014’

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ESF in the North East of England

ESF in the North East of England

Vonne has produced a document analysing how ESF in the North East has been spent so far in the current programme (2014-2020) and what results have been achieved.

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London VCSE submission to LEP on ESIF Strategy 2014-2020

London VCSE submission to LEP on ESIF Strategy 2014-2020

London has submitted its submission to the members of the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) on behalf of the voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in London.

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EU funding Opportunities for international partnership working

EU funding Opportunities for international partnership working

North East England Europe Direct centre is organising a free event to give an overview of new European funding opportunities for international partnership working on 29 November 2013.

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UK Conference on European Innovation

UK Conference on European Innovation

A conference on EU Smart Specialisation – innovation policy designed to promote the efficient and effective use of public investment in research – is being held on 17 October 2013 at Belfast Met.

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South East Midlands LEP event

South East Midlands LEP event

Presentations from a SEMLEP event on the European Structural and Investment Funds.

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How LEPs are engaging with the sector

Local Enterprise Partnerships in England are finalising EU strategies to be agreed with government. Below you will find strategies submitted and an overview of how your LEPs are engaging with stakeholders on European Union funding.

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London - Forum on European Funding - July 2013

London - Forum on European Funding - July 2013

A VCS Assist event with stakeholders in London to discuss the future EU funds.

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EU funds & LEP engagement

Read our newsletter to get all the latest information on the future of EU funding and LEP engagement.

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Government publishes European funds guidance

BIS has published a guidance for Local Enterprise Partnerships on how they should set priorities for the next round of EU funds.

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Report on Volunteering in Europe

A draft report on volunteering in Europe has been released by the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament.

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South East - ESF Stronger Together event - June 2013

South East - ESF Stronger Together event - June 2013

Action with Communities in Rural Kent held a seminar on 28 June to help build the capacity of local organisations and social enterprises through developing understanding of what EU funds exist, how the past influences the future and what we can expect the future EU funding programmes to look like.

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North West– Future EU funds – July 2013

North West– Future EU funds – July 2013

Presentations are now available from the event on 4 July 2013 organised by Network for Europe in conjunction with Liverpool LEP on the European funds in the new programming period.

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Allocation of EU funds to LEPs

The allocations of the £6.2bn EUR of European funding money to the 39 LEPs have been published.

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Single Portal on EU Finance

The European Structural Funds are now included on the single portal on EU finance.

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A call to action on youth unemployment

The Commission has published a communication "Working together for Europe's young people – A call to action on youth unemployment".

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EU - Government's Review of Balance of Competences

The government is carrying out a review of the EU’s competences, which the Foreign Secretary launched in July 2012. This is an audit of what the EU does and how it affects the UK.

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New financial regulation

A new Financial Regulation applicable to all areas of expenditure and revenue has been adopted and came into effect on 01 January 2013.

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Cohesion Policy - Strategic Report

The European Commission has presented an overview of how EU Structural Funds are working in Member States.

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European Social Fund Mainstreaming Leader Awards 2013

European Social Fund (ESF) providers and sub-contractors are invited to nominate themselves for the 2013 ESF Mainstreaming Leader Awards.

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UK - Country Specific Recommendation

The European Commission has adopted country-specific recommendations for EU member states on how to improve their economies, promote sustainable economic growth and, ultimately, create jobs.

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Effectiveness of European Social Fund delivery

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published a report that looks at the current delivery European Social Fund (ESF) and how it might be used in the future funding programme to promote economic growth and the creation of employment opportunities through supporting activity around self-employment, entrepreneurship and the providing of re-skilling opportunities.

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UK government feedback on roadshows

BIS has published a summary note on the feedback from the consultation events it held in November and December 2012 concerning the government’s preferred approach to delivering the Structural Investment Funds (SI) in 2014-2020 for England.

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The Register of Training Organisations - Reopening 14 June 2013

Organisations that would like to be eligible to tender for the provision of education and training services need to go through a Due Diligence process to be included on the Register for Training Organisations.

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