Employment opportunity - Scottish Natural Heritage - Director of Nature and Climate Change (closing date 03 August 2020)

Scottish Natural Heritage is recruiting a Director of Nature and Climate Change. This is an exciting time to join Scottish Natural Heritage. In recent years they have made changes to enhance their relevance, and now they are set to embark on the next phase of their evolution. Their name is changing…

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Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Launches €36 million EU Funding Opportunity to Digitally Connect Europe

The 2020-22 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom has launched a call for proposals, with €36 million readily available to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs). CEF Telecom is seeking to fund projects of common interest that will improve the lives of citizens, businesses and public administrations…

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Employment opportunity - University of the West of Scotland - Research Project Manager

The School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland is inviting applications for the position of a Research Project Manager. Apply by 30 June 2020. Location: Lanarkshire Campus Salary: £44,045 to £49,552 Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed-term contract until 31 May 2023 Job…

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European Commission announce Deadline Extension for some Horizon 2020 calls

The European Commission have recognised that the recent escalation of restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak may hamper applicants’ ability to prepare and finalise high-quality proposals. For this reason, for Horizon 2020 calls with original deadlines between now and 15 April, extensions will be applied. The precise new deadlines for…

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How will Brexit affect access to 2014-2020 EU Funding Programmes?

The UK left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020 with the negotiations about the UK’s future relationship with the EU ongoing. Under the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will continue to participate in programmes funded under the current 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)* until their closure. This means that…

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Launch Scottish consultation on Interreg

The Scottish Government have launched a public consultation on the future European Territorial Cooperation (also known as Interreg) Programmes building on a series of workshops held during the autumn. The consultation is open until the 27 March 2020. Discussions on the Interreg 2021-2027 programmes have now started with programming committees being…

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OECD Local Development Forum 2019 - 'Right skills, right jobs, right places'

Last week, I attended the 15th OECD Local Development Forum in Antwerp, bringing together practitioners and entrepreneurs alike to discuss ideas and best practices to drive inclusive growth at a local level. With inclusive growth being a focal point of the Strategic Framework, as well as for Scotland House Brussels’…

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The Scotch Whisky Association joins Scotland Europa

Scotland Europa is delighted to welcome the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) as our newest Scotland Europa member. Being part of Scotland Europa membership will complement the SWA’s ongoing EU engagement and support the development of its visibility in Brussels. The Scotch Whisky industry is one of Scotland’s most productive sectors…

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St Andrew's Lecture - Sustainable Tourism Growth in a Changing Climate

Lord Thurso, Chair of Scotland’s national tourism organisation VisitScotland, delivered this year’s St. Andrew’s Lecture on 26 November, to an audience of representatives from the tourism industry, networks, EU institutions and other stakeholders. The lecture was part of a series of events taking place this year to celebrate St Andrew’s…

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Replacement of European Structural Funds post EU-Exit: consultation

The Scottish Government opened a consultation on the 5th November 2019 on the successor programme to European Structural Funds called the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. This is an opportunity for Scottish stakeholders to provide views on how a new fund should be designed and how a new policy approach could transform…

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