The European Union supports poorer regions of Member States by providing funds to help them regenerate their economies and create new jobs. There are three funding programmes known collectively as structural funds:
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The team also has responsibility for the closure of a number of European
Structural Funds in the East of England for the 2000-2006 programme period.
These are the Objective 2 (ESF and ERDF) and Objective 3 (ESF) programmes
and of the Urban II (Peterborough) and Leader+ (Fens and Broads) Community
Working in Partnership
implementation and management of European Structural Funds in the East of
England operate with the full involvement of key stakeholders and regional
partners. The East of England European Programmes Strategy Group (EPSG) is
the key regional partnership forum.
The EPSG Equalities Group is responsible for advising on and monitoring the
development and implementation of equality of opportunity through
Structural Funds Programmes in the East of England Region with a particular
emphasis on gender mainstreaming.
The EPSG Environmental
Sustainability Group is responsible for advising on and monitoring the
development and implementation of Environmental Sustainability through
Structural Fund Programmes in the East of England Region.