ERDF Governance, Partnership and Management
Legal and regulatory framework
The European Commission approved the Yorkshire and Humber European Regional Development Fund Programme for 2007-2013 on 7th December 2007.
The operation of the programme is governed by European Parliament and Council regulations, the following are of particular significance:
The Programme is managed by Yorkshire Forward on behalf of the Government, European Commission and the region. The designated Managing Authority for the Programme, however, is the Department for Communities and Local Government which has appointed Yorkshire Forward as an Intermediary Body under Article 59 of EC 1083/2006 to undertake certain management authority functions. The necessary powers were granted to Yorkshire Forward by the Government through a Statutory Instrument on 31st January 2008.
The Programme Monitoring Committee is the partnership body that governs the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF programme. Chaired by Government Office, PMC draws its membership from Government departments, the European Commission and partners representing different sectors and organisations in the region. Information available includes committee membership and minutes from meetings.