European Structural Funds 2014-2020 programmes consultation responses

In total 84 responses were received to the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) consultation launched in May 2013 and copies are available here.

On 14 May 2013, the Deputy First Minister launched a consultation seeking views on the proposals for the 2014 - 2020 European Structural Fund Programmes. Stakeholders were asked to provide their views on the proposals for the Partnership Agreement, Operational Programmes, Integration Strategy and the Governance and Delivery Arrangements.

The consultation closed on 30 June and in total 84 responses were submitted.

Overall, the majority of respondents were supportive of the proposals and agree that the European Structural and Investment Funds should be integrated in order to address regulatory and policy requirements.

During the consultation period, discussions with stakeholders on the implementation arrangements for the future programmes commenced and it is anticipated that these will conclude late summer.

We will respond to the outcomes of this consultation together with the results of the Strategic Delivery Partnerships in the autumn.


Aberdeenshire Council

Angus Council

Archaeology Scotland

Argentix Ltd

Clydebank College

Fife Council

Highlands Council

Link Group

NHS Fife

NHS Highland

Plunkett Scotland

Renfrewshire Council

Scotland Europa

Scottish Enterprise

Stirling Council

Visit Scotland

Aberdeen City Council

British Red Cross

Children in Scotland

Dundee City Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Lothian Council

Financial Skills Partnership

Glasgow City Council

Industrial Communities Alliance

John Wheatley College

North Ayrshire Council

Orkney Blide Trust

Orkney Islands Council

Queen Margaret University

Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Community Alliance

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Shetlands Islands Council

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire College

South Lanarkshire Council

The Wise Group

Voluntary Action Scotland

Voluntary Arts Scotland

West Lothian Council

Woodland Trust Scotland

Argyll and Bute Council

City of Edinburgh Council

City of Glasgow College

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Edinburgh Community Planning Partnership

Employment Planning Implementation Group

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Perth and Kinross Council

Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Scottish Trades Union Congress

South of Scotland Alliance

The James Hutton Institute

West Fife Enterprise Ltd

East of Scotland European Consortium

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER

Highlands and Islands European Partnership

Moving on Employment Project Ltd

NHS North Ayrshire and Arran

Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations

West of Scotland European Forum

University of the Highlands and Islands

West of Scotland Colleges Partnership (WoSCOP)

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

Royal National Institute for Blind People in Scotland


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