European Structural and Investment Funds Replacement Consultation Steering Group

Overview

The consultation into the Replacement for ESIF Post-EU Exit in Scotland was launched on 5 November and closed on Wednesday 12 February. With the intention to seek views on how best to develop our own thinking on how any replacement funding vehicle can best meet the needs of our citizens, our businesses and our communities.

A representative body of stakeholders was established to support and guide the development of this consultation and develop the preferred Scottish position on the replacement for European Structural and Investment Funding.  

Chaired by Professor David Bell, University of Stirling, members have been selected with consideration given to both the sector and geography they represent. 

Through collaboration, engagement, and communication, this Steering Group have ensured that all stakeholders have been given the opportunity to contribute their views, experience and expertise to help inform the development of the replacement for European structural funding. 

Members

Membership: 

  • Professor David Bell (Chair), University of Stirling
  • Professor John Bachtler (Co-Chair), European Policies Research Centre (EPRC), University of Strathclyde
  • Councillor Dr Steven Heddle, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  • Robin Clarke, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
  • Douglas Colquhoun, Scottish Enterprise (SE)
  • Anna Fowlie, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
  • Professor Russell Griggs OBE, South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SoSEP)
  • Malcolm Leitch, Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development (SLAED)

Scottish Government members included:

  • Gary Gillespie, Chief Economist
  • Mary McAllan, Director for Economic Development
  • Dominic Munro, Director for Fair Work, Employability and Skills
  • Hilary Pearce, Deputy Director of European Structural Funds & State Aid

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