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Europe impacts considerably on the work of Cornwall Council, through all departments and areas, and the Council has long recognised the importance of the EU for the County. Europe provides an opportunity for Cornwall to develop and the Council can help to achieve this.

European Structural and Investment Fund Post 2013


European funding has already made a huge economic and social impact on businesses and residents in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly - thanks to the Objective One Programme (2000-2006) and the present Convergence Programme (2007-2013) which is currently delivering transformational projects such as the rollout of superfast fibre optic broadband.

The new Programme, which will run from 2014-2020, will be part of an ‘EU Growth Programme’ financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) with a contribution from European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Cornwall Council and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have been working together on the design of the next EU programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and welcome the recent announcement that the region will receive €592.9 million between 2014-2020 to invest in vital economic development projects and programmes. This figure is subject to the outcome of budget negotiations in Brussels and approval by the European Commission.

For further information go to Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

Promoting Cornwall in Europe and Europe in Cornwall

  • Cornwall Brussels Office - representing the interests for Cornwall in Brussels through policy influence, intelligence and profile.

Maximising on the opportunities presented by Europe for project funding

  • European Projects - Examples of some of the innovative projects made possible through European funding in Cornwall.

Working in partnership to deliver services and projects

  • European Partnerships - Membership of European regional organisations means that Cornwall and Cornwall Council have a voice in Europe. They provide an opportunity to influence policy and seek partners to gain access to European funding.
  • Protocol of Co-operation for Cornwall and Finistere - details of the protocol of co-operation developed between Cornwall Council and the Conseil Général du Finistère in Brittany, France allowing the two regions to work more closely on topics of common interest.

General European Information

EUROPA - the official website of the European Union

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