Consultation outcome

European Structural and Cohesion Funds: consultation on proposed changes to managing the funds

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Partnership agreement: delivery of structural funds, rural development funds and maritime and fisheries funds in England - government response to informal consultation

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Detail of outcome

The government departments and the Partnership Team (a team of four secondees from the local authorities, civil society and high education sector) followed up with stakeholders on the results of the consultation.

A series of stakeholder consultation meetings were then arranged in autumn 2012 across the country.

Evidence gathered from these events and more detailed information gathering in the lead-up to them then informed the development of programme proposals, which will then be the subject of a formal consultation for the Partnership Agreement, in spring 2013.

Original consultation


The purpose of this consultation was to elicit views on how structural funds, rural development funds and maritime and fisheries funds can best be used to develop and maintain sustainable growth and jobs in 2014-2020.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

Informal consultation that sought comments for negotiations for the 2014-2020 round European Structural Funds.

Covered options for the four European funds that the UK can access.

Provided an opportunity for the UK to evaluate how we deliver and spend the Funds to ensure that they best support economic growth.


Published 28 March 2012