Regional Working

The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal is a UK and Scottish government-led investment in the region where 24% of Scotland's population live, designed to accelerate productivity and inclusive growth through the funding of infrastructure, skills and innovation. 

Capital City Partnership supports the Integrated Regional Employability and Skills (IRES) programme, working within the Project Management Office to provide a connection role to the seven core themes below and leading or delivering on three of the areas.


  1. Labour Market Analysis (Lead: Skills Development Scotland)
  2. Integrated Knowledge Systems (Lead: Capital City Partnership)
  3. Intensive Family Support (Lead: Fife Council, Capital City Partnership delivery body)
  4. Data Driven Innovation Gateway (Lead: University of Edinburgh)
  5. Housing and Construction Gateway (Lead: Napier University)
  6. Integrated Employer Engagement (Lead: City of Edinburgh Council, Capital City Partnership delivery body)
  7. Workforce Mobility (Lead: Scottish Borders Council)