ESIF Committee

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The D2N2 ESIF Committee is a sub-committee of the national ESIF Growth Programme Board and formally reports to it.

The D2N2 ESIF Committee comprises local representatives of partners from public authorities, economic and social partners and wider ‘civil society’.

Its role is to prepare a local strategy for the investment of the D2N2 area’s notional allocation of European Structural and Investment funds and then advise the ESI Funds’ Managing Authorities on the local content of proposed ‘Call Specifications’ and on the local strategic fit of applications received for funding from the D2N2 allocation.

The D2N2 ESIF Committee is convened by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and the Chair of the ESIF Committee, Elizabeth Fagan, is also the Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

ESIF Committee Membership:

The following people serve on the ESIF Committee

Elizabeth Fagan (Chair) Walgreens Boots Alliance
Anna Vinsen (Vice-Chair) Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG) 
Cllr Chris Poulter  Derby City Council
Cllr Neghat Khan Nottingham City Council
Cllr Tony King Derbyshire County Council
Cllr Martin Thacker  North-East Derbyshire District Council
Cllr Reg Adair  Nottinghamshire County Council
Emma Rigler  Laing O'Rourke
Paul Harris PHI Advisory
Viv Russell Longcliffe Group
Melanie Pythian  Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Jane Howson Autism East Midlands
Matthew Easter Sustrans
Rob Johnston Trade Union Congress
Cllr Simon Robinson Rushcliffe Borough Council
Michael Henry Communities Inc
Prof. Warren Manning University of Derby
James Whybrow Nottingham College
Bev Parker Rural Reference Group
Chris Franklin Rural Payments Agency
Tim George Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)

 D2N2 Contact Officer: Richard Kirkland (0115 9578 250)

ESIF Meeting 2020 Dates and Minutes:

Meeting Date Board Minutes

31 January

31 March

19 May

 8 July

23 September

24 November







ESIF Meeting 2019 Dates and Minutes:

Meeting Date Board Minutes

14th February 

14th May

9th July

 24th September

19th November

 February 2019

May 2019

July 2019

 September 2019

 November 2019 

 ESIF Meeting 2018 Dates and Minutes:

Meeting Date Board Minutes

15th January

19th March

18th May

 16th July

18th October

30th November

 January 2018

March 2018

May 2018

July 2018

October 2018

 November 2018

D2N2 ESIF committee meeting minutes prior to 2018 are available on request.

European Union Code of Conduct on Partnerships

The partnership has been for many years one of the key principles of the implementation of the European Union’s shared management funds, in particular, the European Social Fund (ESF). 

The partnership has a clear added value in enhancing the effectiveness of the implementation of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds. It enhances collective commitment and ownership of Union policies, increases the available knowledge, expertise and viewpoints in the design and implementation of strategies and ensures greater transparency in decision-making processes.

The partnership principle is now endorsed for all ESI Funds. You can read a copy of the Code of Conduct for Partnerships here or here.