14 March 2015
The European Commission is seeking applications for the RegioStars Awards 2016. The awards honour Europe's most inspiring and innovative regional development projects in five separate categories: Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, CityStar and Effective Management. For further information including how to apply, visit the EC website. The deadline for applications is 15th April 2016.
Manufacturing plan to boost industry
15 February 2016
£70 million for manufacturing and the circular economy.
Bespoke support and a new Centre of Excellence to help Scotland’s manufacturers innovate and expand have been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The funding, including £30 million from the European Regional Development Fund, will enable companies to capture new opportunities presented by a move to a more circular economy. Read the full press release here.
Find out more about the Circular Economy Accelerator Programme here.
£60 million to boost youth employment
14 February 2016
Young people in South West Scotland to benefit from new jobs drive.
A £60 million programme to support young people in South West Scotland into secure and sustainable employment has been launched today.
The funding is from the European Commission’s Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) which aims to tackle high levels of youth unemployment across the European Union. Full press release available here.
Read more about the Youth Employment Initiative here.
Working with Scotland's Smart Cities
13 November 2015
Investment of £4 million secures £40 million in return.
Scottish Government investment in cities is delivering tenfold, with £4 million bringing £40 million in return, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has revealed.
Read more about the Smart Cities initiative here.