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ESF and ERDF 2014-20

7 August 2014

Preparations are underway in London for the new European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes; this includes the types of activities funds can be spent on.

The London programmes will be part of England-wide ESF and ERDF programme, and the Government is leading the negotiations on the development with the European Commission.  We hope these will be concluded before the end of this year, which will allow us to launch the London programmes.

Avoiding disaster on holiday

6 August 2014

Going on holiday this summer? Here's our tips and links to useful advice to help you prepare for emergencies whever you are in the world.

Discover the spirit of Ramadan at Eid

1 August 2014

Dr Basel Almisshal, Founding Director of Capture the Spirit of Ramadan talks about bringing the international photography project to London’s Eid festival

Capture the Spirit of Ramadan celebrates the holy month through photography. We founded this international competition four years ago to ‘bridge cultures and inspire creativity’. We hope it will promote the beauty of Islam using positive and stunning imagery.

Duty Officer Update - 01 August 2014

1 August 2014

This week we take a look at the process of Horizon Scanning - a technique used by emergency managers to detect early signs of potential risks. In our Horizon Scan this week - Ebola, Industrial Action and Ride London.

Lights out for WW1 centenary

1 August 2014

Take part in LIGHTS OUT to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War on 4 August.

Catch up on all the action from this year’s State of London debate

7 August 2014

Every June, we hold a State of London debate where Londoners can ask the Mayor about what he’s been doing for London.

This lively annual event is hosted by award-winning LBC presenter Nick Ferrari and this year took place on 25 June at indig02.  Questions on the night included affordable housing, London Living Wage, crime stats, cycling, high streets and health care. 

Watch highlights from State of London debate 2014:

Duty Officer Update – 25 July 2014

25 July 2014

Overview of My Week

Yesterday the London Resilience Team participated in an Age UK event in Westminster to discuss resilience in London with community members and leaders. The event gave us an opportunity to discuss the arrangements that London has for preparing, responding and recovering from emergencies.

Duty Officer Update - 18 July 2014

18 July 2014

We’ve been learning about some of the various mapping tools that our colleagues within the Greater London Authority (GLA) provide. Our Geographic Information System (GIS) team have done a great job in making these tools user friendly. Take a look if you’re interested in mapping and data.

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