The purpose of the network is to build member capacity on economic, investment and EU issues. Disseminating knowledge and a menu of investment throughout the Councils. Supporting elected members and officers to influence policy, plan and deliver investment in specific sectors and in respective councils and communicating the role of elected members on key European bodies.
Lobbying on economic policy, tourism, skills, regional competitiveness, urban & rural development & international affairs
Democratic Scrutiny of NI and UK economic strategies (and related strategies) and Brexit preparedness
Coordinating regional input into economic and international affairs matters; promotion of international trade & funding opportunities; and Local Government representation in and benefit from international organisations (Commonwealth Local Government Forum, CoR, Congress, CEMR)
Strategic Partners: Colleges NI, EER, Dept for Economy / INVEST NI, Enterprise NI, FSB, Ulster Farmers’ Union and Fisheries Bodies.
Key Ministers: Economy, Infrastructure, Education and International Relations.
Linked Bodies: The Executive Office, SOLACE, CoR, Congress, Invest NI, DfE, DEd, SEUPB, Whitehall / Westminster, UK Forum (LGA, COSLA and WLGA), AILG, US Consul and Strategic Investment Board.
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