Mid Wales Regional Engagement Team.

Welcome to the website

We hope it will be a single point of reference of all things European Funding related that impact on and are relevant to the Mid Wales Region and the Growing Mid Wales Partnership. That includes project information, latest news, background to funding, links to detailed information and the policy context that we are all working in.

At the moment the site is still under construction: some areas will be blank, others will have information that will be added to over time. Watch this space for updates!

We’re keen that this new site is useful to organisations working across the region and would welcome your feedback, especially during this developmental phase. Please use the contact form to let us know what you think!

The Regional Engagement Teams

Four Regional Engagement Teams (RET) have been set up across Wales to help ensure EU funding proposals meet existing and future opportunities and investments at regional levels – North Wales, Mid Wales, South West Wales and South East Wales.

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The RETs work across all sectors to ensure the effective participation and success of EU funded investments – adding value to existing/planned investments within the context of established and emerging regional and thematic activities and opportunities. We achieve this through the following actions:

RET Objectives

RET Actions

Maintain a strategic overview of regional priorities/activities

  • Acquire intelligence on regional priorities/discussions from regional working groups.
  • Networking & Engagement

Regional proofing and prioritisation of operations

  • Support regional partnership structures to ensure consensus on proposed activity (prioritisation)

Ensure regional priorities and interests in EU programmes

  • Ensure regional consideration and participation within national strategic projects (additionality of activity, impact on skills demand/supply, ensuring cross-sector engagement, alignment with strategic ambitions, ensuring integration and no duplication).
  • Regular reporting and engagement with WEFO
  • Facilitate the regular review of the Economic Prioritisation Framework (EPF)

Identify potential integration/duplication/gaps in activity

  • Ongoing mapping of activity (approved, developing and emerging) across all funding streams across the region
  • Promote networking amongst projects/contacts through engagement and events

Raise profile and awareness of ESI funds regionally

Promotion of opportunities and successes of projects through:

  • Regular Newsletters
  • Press Releases
  • Dissemination Events & Workshops

Supporting regional aspects of Monitoring and Evaluation and Cross-Cutting Themes.

  • Monitor and assess the impact and scope of European funded activity in the region through regular contact with WEFO and other funders and with Lead Beneficiaries to accurately gather information to inform regular reporting.

Support regional partnership structures, reflective of regional needs and opportunities

  • RET teams supporting/integrated across City Region Boards (Swansea Bay & Cardiff City Region), North Wales Economic Ambition Board, Growing Mid Wales Partnership and Regional Skills Partnerships.

Contact Details

If you are working, or planning on working, across more than one region then you may find it helpful to contact the relevant RET using the details below:

North Wales

Web: www.northwaleseab.co.uk/regional-engagement-team/ (where you can also sign up to their monthly newsletter)

Email: carwyn.jones-evans@conwy.gov.uk

Mid Wales

Web: https://www.growinpowys.com/grow-in-mid-wales

Email: mike.shaw@ceredigion.gov.uk or claire.miles@ceredigion.gov.uk

South West Wales

Email: JELewis@carmarthenshire.gov.uk