North West Universities Association as the representative body for the sector in
the North West undertook the regional Sector Co-ordinator role for the Objective
3 ESF Programme (2000-2006) and was heavily engaged in the programme. The
regional need and importance of such higher level skills activity was also
reflected in the level of engagement and response by the NW Higher Education
Institutions through both the NW Regional and National frameworks, the latter
operated through the HE ESF Unit.
Whilst the Objective 3 (2000-2006) programme
was operationally completed by 31st December 2008, it is important that the
successes and lessons learnt continue to be disseminated to stakeholders as part
of the programmes legacy operation. In discussion with Government Office for the
North West, NWUA has undertaken two further activities: The development of a
web-based database to record the ESF research projects undertaken and the production of
a brochure containing case studies highlighting the broad range of activities
undertaken through the programme.
To view a copy of the brochure please click