The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme is overseen by the ERDF Local Management Committee (LMC), chaired by the Mayor of London delegated person authorised by the Mayor.
The ERDF LMC is composed of representatives from:
- UK Government departments;
- The European Commission;
- The Greater London Authority (GLA);
- Partners representing different sectors and organisations in London.
The LMC is responsible for considering and approving the criteria for selecting the projects financed under the programme.
The Mayor of London is responsible for the programme strategy, approving recommendations for awarding funding and chairing the London ERDF LMC. The GLA supports the Mayor in undertaking this strategic and leadership role.
Based within the structures of the GLA, the European Programmes Management Unit (EPMU) undertakes the overall programme management, project appraisal, payment and monitoring roles, and acts as secretariat for the LMC.
ERDF LMC minutes
- 15 October 2012 minutes
- 30 May 2012 minutes
- 16 November 2011 minutes
- 11 May 2011 minutes
- 3 November 2010 minutes
- 26 May 2010 minutes
- 27 January 2010 minutes
Annual Implementation Reports (AIR)
EPMU is required to provide an annual report on implementation of the ERDF Programme in London. The format for the report is prescribed by the European Commission (EC) Regulations. Download this report in more information below.
- Annual Implementation Report 2011 London ERDF
- Annual Implementation Report 2010 London ERDF
- Annual Implementation Report 2009 London ERDF
- Annual Implementation Report 2008 London ERDF
- Annual Implementation Report 2007 London ERDF
Interim Programme Evaluation
In 2012 Regeneris conducted an independent interim evaluation of the London ERDF programme. This included interviews with stakeholders (including some LMC members) and ERDF projects, plus a thorough review of project and programme documentation.
Regeneris’ final report provides a very useful overview of the ERDF programme and highlights areas of good practice as well as areas for development (many of which focus on the 2014-20 programme).The five key findings for 2007-13 are:
- An effective Operational Programme in terms of strategy;
- Implementation and delivery has largely progressed as planned;
- The programme is making strong progress in committing funds.The programme is making reasonable progress in achieving programme targets;
- EPMU has provided strong programme management; and
- There are a number of lessons and examples of good practice which can inform the 2014-20 ERDF programme in London.
The report including proposed recommendations can be downloaded below.