Commissions Position Paper - European Commission Paper, published December 2012, outlining the Commissions expectations for ESI investment in the UK
Europe 2020 - European Union strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth
European Regional Development Fund ( ERDF) - European fund for supporting regional and local development
European Social Fund ( ESF) - European fund for investing in people, creating employment opportunities, promoting education, and supporting those most vulnerable people at risk of poverty.
European Structural Funds - ERDF & ESF
European Structural and Investment Funds - European Structural Funds, Cohesion Fund, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
More Developed Region - NUTS 2 regions whose GDP per capita is above 90% of the average GDP of the EU-27 with a differentiated treatment for regions which are eligible under the convergence objective in 2007 - 2013.
Lead Partners - Body responsible for managing the SDPs
Operations - Projects, schemes or programmes eligible for ESI funds
Operational Programmes - document setting out the implementation arrangements for each ESI fund
Partnership Agreement - document setting out how the UK programmes will align with Europe 2020 and how the ESI funds will be invested.
Partnership Agreement Monitoring Committee ( PAMC) - Body responsible for monitoring the implementation and performance of the Scottish Themed Funds.
R&D&I - Research, development and innovation
Simplification Agenda - European Union policy for reducing bureaucracy
Strategic Delivery Partnerships ( SDPs) - Bodies responsible for monitoring ESI funded operations
Thematic Objectives - Objectives that have been set in line with Europe 2020
Transition Region - NUTS 2 region whose GDP per capita is between 75% and 90% of the average GDP of EU-27 with a differentiated treatment for regions which are eligible under the convergence objective in 2007 - 2013