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The North East LEP European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy 2014-2020 sets out a major opportunity for driving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham. Local partner involvement is essential to delivering a successful programme.

We are holding two workshop sessions to provide an update on the North East European Strategy. The Workshops are being held in Newcastle and Chester-le-Street on the Thursday 27th and Friday 28th November respectively, to update on progress of the European Strategy and to explore opportunities for potential projects.

They will provide an update on the local strategic priorities which are a key part of future investment decisions and important for developing eligible projects for the 2014-2020 European Funding programme. There will also be an update from the national programme framework and an overview of proposed application arrangements.

The second half of the workshop will include thematic breakout sessions based around innovation, business growth, sustainability, rural growth and employability, skills and inclusion. This will provide a chance for you to network with other interested partners and discuss opportunities for bringing forward consortia applications.

Newcastle, Thursday 27th November: 1.30 to 3.30pm, Castlegate NE1 2JE

Durham, Friday 28th November: 10am to 12noon, Durham County Cricket Club DH3 3QR

Please note: To help ensure that there is representation from across different sectors and areas, it is requested that no more than two individuals per organisation attend.

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