ESF Background and Evidence

The ESF Technical Assistance team commissioned a range of research papers in 2014, to identify future skills need and growth in a number of key sectors. To ensure this work reaches as wide an audience a possible, 2 page skills summaries were developed and can be found below:

Creative and Digital
Low Carbon
Renewable Construction
Smart Energy
Space Sector
Agri food and drink
Care Sector

Smart Specialisation framework and evidence base

Employment and Skills Strategy Evidence Base

Identification of Creative and Digital Skills Needs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, 2013

Also available is the Higher Education Evaluation Report.  Please email or call 01872224770 to request a copy and for full reports of each of the skills summaries listed above.

The European Social Fund Evaluation outlines what ESF Convergence achieved in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

Research into the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Work strategy volunteering key facts


The Programme Facilitation Team have produced the following guidance for applicants:

ESF and ERDF Applications – Issues and Remedies

ESF Cross Cutting Theme Scoring Guidance for Sustainable Development

For further information or advice please contact the team on mail the team on or 01872 323248.


Advice on completing ERDF and ESF applications:

Support for applicants – common themes


Future Peninsula and Talent Pipeline- 26th June 2019 workshop information

Main presentation slides

Outputs outcomes slides

Skills Hub’s presentation