The social inclusion strategy encourages Member States to coordinate their approaches in fighting poverty and social exclusion and to place it at the top of their political agenda.
For activities organised in the framework of the European Year 2010, calls for proposals are published in each participating country. No subsidies will be granted directly by the European Commission.
The European Union financially supports initiatives against poverty and social exclusion through three main funding instruments:
The European Social Fund is dedicated to supporting employment and to raising living standards throughout the EU. The guiding principle is investment in education and training.
The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund supports people who have lost their jobs as a result of globalisation.
PROGRESS is the EU’s employment and social solidarity programme. Its aim is to encourage improvements in the following areas: