European Funding - Interreg Workshop in Glasgow - 28 April 2016

  • Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
  • Organiser: Scotland Europa and West of Scotland European Forum
  • Free Event

Dumfries & Galloway LEADER Project Officer (Temporary)

  • Dumfries with a region-wide remit
  • Salary: £20,535 - £22,056

Dumfries & Galloway LEADER is seeking a confident, out-going individual to support the local business sector in the development of projects which will ensure we maximise the benefit of this new tranche of funding for Dumfries & Galloway.

Successful candidates will bring knowledge of the business and enterprise sector and a keen understanding of the economic context in which rural businesses currently operate.

Rural Manifesto Event - Friockheim, Angus

Rural Manifesto 2016

The Scottish Rural Parliament are holding a series of Rural Manifesto events across Scotland. The Manifesto will be a statement of the collective ambitions of Rural Scotland and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities. For more information access the Scottish Rural Parliament website.

The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) is seeking participants for a seminar on the data revolution in the agri-food sector.

Development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and sensor based technologies, procedures and software have enormously increased the amount of data collected, and available, in agricultural sectors and through the whole supply chain (from farm to fork).

The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) has published highlights from a recent conference on 'Unlocking the potential of Rural Development Programmes'.

The conference took place in Brussels on 1 February with around 150 delegates.

The event's purpose was to:

North East Scotland Fisheries Fund launch

Following an allocation of £1.437 million of funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and Scottish Government, NESFLAG will hold a launch event to provide information on available funding to stakeholders.

Attendance is free, but participants are required to register via Eventbrite (link below).

An event in Peterhead will be a chance to find out more about funding available from the North East Scotland Fisheries Local Group (NESFLAG).

Following an allocation of funding of £1.437 million from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and Scottish Government, the North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group (NESFLAG) will hold a launch event in Peterhead on Monday 7 March 2016. 

The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) has issued a call for experts for two new Focus Groups.

Do you have practical experience or specific knowledge in the following areas?

The latest edition of the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) newsletter is now available online.

The February newsletter includes information on an ENRD conference on unlocking the potential of Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) as well as links to summaries of RDPs from across Europe.

You can also find out about new information platforms in Spain, a workshop on using simplified cost option in LEADER and Community-Led Local Development, upcoming rural development events taking place in Europe and much more.

Angus LEADER Local Action Group will be playing host to visitors from Georgia this February.

Angus LAG is supporting the development of a rural strategy for the Borjormi area of Georgia. Eleven Georgian visitors will visit Angus during the week of 1 to 5 February 2016 looking at some of the successful projects from the previous programme, and meeting key players from the Scottish and European LEADER scene.