Hiya – it’sLynn from the Future Funds Team here blogging today. Some of you may be aware we have been working with colleagues in Rural and Fisheries to look at how we can collectively contribute towards the Partnership Agreement. The Partnership Agreement has to set out how each of the funds will contribute towards the thematic objectives. To take that work forward a number of workstreams have been established and I have been supporting the work on the SME Competitiveness, Employability and Social Inclusion work stream. I really like to pick the easy ones!! Although I think it is the most interesting. External stakeholders have been involved in the initial discussions but unfortunately it wasn’t possible to get everyone round the table – given the number of organisations and individuals who have a real interest in this area – it wasn’t even possible to get a fraction of the people round the table! So I thought that I could use the blog to share the paper that was the focus of discussions at the recent workshop we had and ask everyone to think about the questions in the paper and feed back their views to help us develop our thinking. The paper can be accessed here .
Feel free to post comments on the blog but if you want to send me lots of information (and I hope you do) then you can use our Future Funds mailbox – firstname.lastname@example.org
Also don’t forget that there is still time to complete the questionnaire on Structural Funds which can be accessed here.
Look forward to hearing from you all – Lynn