COMMONS

MPs take evidence on European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

04 May 2012

At the session the Committee will take evidence from interested parties on the operation of the ERDF in England. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) manages the ERDF in England.

This fund is focused on reducing economic disparities within and between EU member states by supporting economic regeneration and safeguarding jobs. According to DCLG since 2000, England has benefited from more than €5 billion of funding, with a further €3.2 billion being invested between 2007 and 2013 in local projects around the country.

Witnesses

At 4.10pm

  • Professor Steve Fothergill, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Mats Persson, Director, Open Europe

At 5pm

  • Baroness Hanham CBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government

Further Information

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