Directorate General for Employment and Social Affairs
European Social Fund
In order to expand the jobs market and make it easier for the unemployed
to find a job, the European
Social Fund finances Objective 3 projects (modernising systems of
education, training and employment), for which 12.3% of the structural
appropriations have been earmarked.
This component includes training projects for young people or the unemployed,
some of which relate to activities such as arts and crafts.
Equal (the Community Initiative for the development of Human resourses)
Part of the structural funds is devoted to four Community initiatives
of which Equal
which functions in the period 2000- 2006.
Financed by the European social funds, the initiative aims to fight against
discrimination and inequality in the work market. The budget of Equal
is 3 milliard Euros.
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