Local Enterprise Partnerships and the Development of European Structural and Investment Fund Strategies in England

Christopher Ian Huggins

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In England the new Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) were given a unique opportunity to shape EU investment in their local areas; they were given the task of producing European Structural and Investment Funds strategies to help ensure EU investment meets local need. However, while this appears to be a case of localism in action, the LEPs faced a number of constraints. These challenges include LEPs' relative infancy, a lack of capacity, centralisation and uncertainty about funding arrangements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Structural and Investment Funds Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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