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Lowlands and Uplands Scotland: European Regional Development Fund 2007-2013: Operational Programme: Version 2 - September 2009

DescriptionThe framework for the spending of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Programme for Scotland for 2007-2013.
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMay 25, 2010

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Contents

1 INTRODUCTION

2 SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
2.1 Demographic and economic context
2.2 Regional challenges
2.3 Sub-regional challenges
2.4 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: Research and innovation
4.4 Priority 2: Enterprise growth
4.5 Priority 3: Urban regeneration
4.6 Priority 4: Rural development
4.7 Priority 5: Technical assistance
4.8 Categories of assistance

5 FINANCIAL ALLOCATIONS

6 CO-ORDINATION WITH OTHER FUNDS
6.1 European Social 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 programmes
6.6 The European Investment Fund and the European Investment Bank

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 Information and publicity
7.6 State aids
7.7 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. Non-technical summary of Strategic Environmental Assessment
F. Summary of environmental situation
G. Equal Opportunities Impact Assessment
H. Indicative breakdown of activities