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      August 23, 2017

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      European Funding - Application Masterclass *Masterclass will cover ERDF and ESF funding but not EAFRD Cornwall Development Company (CDC) will be running four ESIF Application Masterclasses during August 2017. These events, which will be free to attend, will cover the relevant areas of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) application forms, guidance and processes, together with the Managing Authorities’ Grant Funding Agreements for projects supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF). Important areas such as State Aid and ESIF compliant procurement will be key areas of focus. The events have been organised by CDC’s Programme Facilitation Team, as part of its programme of Technical Assistance.  Each event will comprise; A morning ‘ESIF Application Masterclass’ plenary session, led by Andy Luff, EU Funding Specialist (see below) Lunch (1pm) An afternoon ‘ESIF Application Surgery’ session for individual applicants, hosted by members of the CDC Programme Facilitation Team (see below) Morning Session - Plenary 9am - 1.30pm – ‘ESIF Application Masterclass ’, led by Andy Luff, EU Funding Specialist Topics covered will include; •        How to apply for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) •        How to ensure State Aid compliance •        How to deliver compliant procurement within an ESIF project •        How to ensure compliance with an ESIF Grant Funding Agreement (GFA) Ample time will be allowed for questions and answers associated with each topic. Buffet Lunch - 1pm Afternoon Session – Individual Applicants 1.30pm - 5pm – ‘ESIF Application Surgery’ The afternoon session will be hosted by the CDC Programme Facilitation Team*. This will consist of a series of individual pre-bookable sessions for prospective ESIF applicants who wish to discuss potential project ideas in more detail and/or to address any specific application or Programme related questions that they may have. Specialist support provided by the team includes the cross cutting themes.  If applicants are interested in booking an ESIF Application Surgery appointment, could they please email Estelle Coleman ( in advance of the day each in order to reserve an appointment. *The TA Programme Facilitation Team is funded by Technical Assistance and is available to support prospective applicants seeking to respond to calls at ESIF Outline and/or Full Application stages. The service is provided by CDC, on behalf of the ESIF Programme, and covers both the ERDF and ESF funding streams. Masterclass Presenter - Andy Luff, EU Funding Specialist Andy Luff is a specialist in the application of European Structural Funds, having spent over sixteen years working within the EU funding arena. He has worked on and represented individual ERDF/ESF applicants on a broad range of projects, and previously held senior level posts within both Regional Development Agency/Manging Authority and Government Office organisations. Andy is well regarded for his EU funding technical knowledge and delivery expertise and currently lectures on topics including the management/application of EU Structural Funds at the European Academy in Berlin. He has also delivered support for programme administrations in Latvia, Estonia, The Netherlands and Croatia.

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