Joint Statement for West Midlands LEPs on intent to collaborate on EU priorities on low carbon, climate change and the environment

Date of the report

August 2013

Author of the report

Sustainability West Midlands

Purpose of the report

This statement has been developed following feedback from the European Advisory Panel (EAP) and the supporting working groups to produce a joint statement that can be used or adapted by West Midlands Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) as they develop their draft EU funding strategies for submission on 7 October 2013.

The benefits of the statement are to demonstrate:

  • Intent to collaborate where relevant to maximise the impact and benefits of the EU funding as the government has indicated this will be one of assessment criteria and cross-LEP programmes will be viewed more favourably than a series of similar individual local bids
  • Help sets out the beginnings of a work programme to engage cross-LEP partners who have potential match funding and expertise
  • Demonstrates how the requirements of the cross-cutting theme of sustainability is being addressed strategically by the LEPs within the West Midlands

Relevance to the region

Since 2012, SWM with the six LEPs has established a West Midlands Low Carbon LEP Leadership group. Building on this progress to date, there is more to achieve and SWM and WMES are supporting the six LEPs and partners to develop a series of joint cross-LEP programmes where the scale or coordination would attract more funding and increase the local impact.

Links and Contact information

For more information, contact enquiries@swm.org.uk or call 0121 237 5890.


 

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Joint Statement for West Midlands LEPs on intent to collaborate on EU priorities on low carbon, climate change and the environment (pdf)