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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

  • Elizabeth Fagan CBE (Chair) – D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
  • 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 Garry Hickton – Derbyshire County Council
  • Cllr Reg Adair – Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Cllr Simon Robinson – Rushcliffe Borough Council
  • Emma Rigler – Laing O’Rourke
  • Paul Harris – PHI Advisory
  • Viv Russell – Longcliffe Group
  • Jane Howson – Autism East Midlands
  • Matthew Easter – The Trent Rivers Trust
  • Rob Johnston – Trade Union Congress
  • Michael Henry – Communities Inc.
  • Professor Warren Manning – University of Derby
  • James Swift – Nottingham College
  • Bev Parker – Rural Action Derbyshire
  • Melanie Pythian – Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Chris Franklin – Rural Payments Agency (RPA)
  • Tim George – Department of Work & Pensions (DWP)
  • D2N2 Contact Officer – Richard Kirkland

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Meetings and Minutes

ESIF Meeting 2020 Dates and Minutes

  • 31 January
  • 31 March
  • 19 May
  • 8 July
  • 23 September
  • 24 November

ESIF Meeting 2019 Dates and Minutes

ESIF Meeting 2018 Dates and Minutes

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.


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