The ESF Provider Forum brings together the lead provider organisations who are delivering ESF programmes in the Leicester and Leicestershire area. The aims of the Forum are to:
- Coordinate the delivery of local ESF activity across different projects and programmes.
- Share information and guidance between the LLEP, opt-in organisations, the Managing Authority and providers.
- Ensure effective the referral of beneficiaries between different ESF projects and programmes.
- Collate data and best practice information to inform the future development of the LLEP ESF programme.
On October 19 2017, the LLEP held a joint ESF/ERDF Provider Forum event to enhance processes and practice. The feedback from this event is being assessed and will be available in the near future.
LLEP ESF Provider Forum July 19 2017
The third LLEP ESF Provider Forum was held on Wednesday July 19 at City Hall, Leicester.
The meeting incorprated representation from the leads of ten ESF programmes, plus the LLEP, and one of the two local authorities. The LLEP gave the latest ESIF update and also presented on the latest information from the ESF Future Open Calls research. An activity then took place with providers working in small groups to outline successes and challenges around each ESF Thematic Objective, resulting in effective feedback to inform future activity and also which can be fed back to the ESIF committee. Leicester City Council also gave an update on city skills initiatives and support programmes.
The LLEP has collated provider ESF information into an ‘easy guide’ and this is available on the ESF page: https://www.llep.org.uk/esif-section/about-esif/
The next LLEP ESF Provider Forum will take place on Thursday October 19 2017, and will be combined with the ERDF Dissemination Event that is planned for that day.
LLEP ESF Provider Forum April 19 2017
The second LLEP ESF Provider Forum was held on Wednesday April 19 at City Hall, Leicester.
The meeting incorprated representation from the leads of eleven ESF programmes, plus the LLEP, and the two local authorities. The LLEP led on outlining how the Forum works, the latest ESIF update and discussion then took place on sharing good practice, common themes and challenges. A forum contact list was shared, the draft ‘Terms of Reference’ for the group were endorsed, networking opportunities were instigated, and action points were taken away by all to further support ESF activity.
Each provider gave an overview of their programme. The LLEP is collating provider ESF information into an ‘easy guide’ and this should be available in the near future.
LLEP ESF Provider Forum January 18 2017
The first LLEP ESF Provider Forum was held on Wednesday January 18 at City Hall, Leicester.
At the first meeting there was representation from the leads of nine ESF programmes, plus the LLEP, LLEP Business Gateway and the two local authorities. The LLEP led on outlining how the Forum would work, and conversations were initiated on how to best coordinate ESF delivery, give two way feedback, initiate network opportunities between providers and share good practice.
Each provider was given the opportunity to give an overview of their programme. The meeting was well received by providers, and going forward the Forum will meet quarterly.