EU2020 Going Local
LGYH is an active partner in an EU funded Interreg 4c project called ‘EU2020 Going Local’. The project involves 14 partners from across Europe to develop a new programme around delivery of the Europe 2020 strategy, with a particular emphasis on climate change, energy and sustainable transport.
The project looks at how different regions are applying the Europe 2020 strategy and how it is linked to partners’ own local growth plans. As an Interreg project a key activity is also on the transfer of good practice on a range of environmental themes and the development of an action plan to influence future European funding calls. Following consultation with LGYH members we have focussed on:
• off-shore wind opportunity
• use of electric vehicles and related infrastructure
• mass installation of solar photovoltaic panels.
However, the aspect that really sets this project aside from many others is the political leadership from each of the partner regions and the potential to strengthen this transnationally.
EU2020 Going Local Newsletter November 2012
EU2020 Going Local Newsletter June 2012
EU2020 Going Local Newsletter April 2012
e-VIP Electric Vehicles Important to Public Services
On 5 December 2011 LGYH hosted an event in Rotherham and Chaired by Cllr Roger Stone. Delegates shared experiences of electric vehicles and discussed their future use in the delivery of public services. Presentations were received from Rotherham MBC, Morrisons Construction, Nissan, Renault and Azure Dynamics and are available to download from this website.
Karl Battersby - Rotherham MBC presentation
Andy Heiron - Renault presentation
David Ward - Nissan presentation
Gary Whittam - AZD Transit Connect presentation
Nick Ford - Frost & Sullivan - Global 360 EV Market presentation
Service Transformation in the North - In June 2014, NLGN and its partners convened a workshop to discuss how councils in the North were integrating and transforming their public services. This paper summarises the discussion. More information here.
APPG Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire report following the session on the bioeconomy is now online, along with the APPG letter sent to Lord DeMauley following the meeting . More information here.
Yorkshire and Humber Local Authorities have submitted a joint letter to the DfT Rail Franchising consultation . More information here.
The APPG Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire report following the session on local transport investment and growth is now available. More information here.