Leaving the European Union will have significant implications for regional and local development in Scotland. It will mean loss of access to both the European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). These funds have played a significant role in Scotland’s economic development over the last four decades.
EKOS was commissioned by the Scottish Government to undertake analysis of responses to a consultation on the replacement of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in Scotland after the UK’s departure from the European Union. The report can be read here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/consultation-replacement-european-structural-investment-funds-esif-post-eu-exit-scotland-consultation-report/