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Lowlands and Uplands Scotland: European Social Fund 2007-2013: Structural Funds Operational Programme

DescriptionLUPS ESF Operational Programmes
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJuly 29, 2008

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ISBN 978 0 7559 5826 9

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Contents

MINISTERIAL FORWARD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION

2 SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
2.1 General background
2.2 Employment and employability
2.3 Workforce skills
2.4 Lifelong learning
2.5 Summary of key challenges

3 POLICY BACKGROUND
3.1 Policy context
3.2 Lessons from 2000-06 programming

4 STRATEGY AND PRIORITIES
4.1 Programme vision
4.2 Programme Objectives
4.3 Priority 1: Progressing into employment
4.4 Priority 2: Progressing through employment
4.5 Priority 3: Improving access to lifelong learning
4.6 Technical assistance
4.7 Categories of assistance

5 FINANCIAL ALLOCATIONS

6 CO-ORDINATION WITH OTHER FUNDS
6.1 European Regional Development Fund
6.2 Territorial Co-operation Objective
6.3 The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
6.4 The European Fisheries Fund
6.5 EU research funding
6.6 The European Investment Fund and the European Investment Bank
6.7 The EU Lifelong Learning Programme

7 IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS
7.1 Roles and responsibilities
7.2 Financial flows and payments
7.3 Partnership and committee structure
7.4 Award decisions
7.5 Transnational activity
7.6 Information and publicity
7.7 State aids
7.8 Exchange of computerised information

8 CROSS-CUTTING THEMES
8.1 Equal opportunities
8.2 Environmental sustainability
8.3 Social inclusion

9 EVALUATION, MONITORING AND REPORTING
9.1 Evaluation
9.2 Monitoring
9.3 Reporting
9.4 Indicators and baselines

ANNEXES

A. Glossary of acronyms
B. References
C. Programme drafting
D. Final ex-ante report
E. Equal Opportunities Impact Assessment
F. Indicative breakdown of activities
G. Summary of indicators, targets and baselines