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ESF 2007-2013 ex-post evaluation (05/01/2017)

This report concerns the ex post evaluation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in the 2007-2013 programming period. It contains a synthesis report, thematic and country reports and country fact sheets.

Synthesis report on the ‘Pilot projects to carry out ESF related counterfactual impact evaluations’ (01/07/2016)

The evaluation report reviews a positive impact of active labour market policies on employment and of vocational training on youth. Eight ESF funded projects were chosen as pilot projects to measure the causal effects of European Social Fund policies and were discussed at a conference held in Brussels on 12 November 2015.

Assessing the effectiveness, efficiency and relevance of the ESF Learning Networks (03/07/2014)

This summary presents the findings of an evaluation aimed at assessing the effectiveness, efficiency and relevance of the ESF Learning Networks. Findings are based on research undertaken between May 2013 and April 2014.

Final Synthesis Report: Main ESF achievements, 2007-2013 – ESF Expert Evaluation Network (26/03/2014)

This overall synthesis report of the main ESF achievements over the 2007-2013 programming period is based on a review of Annual Implementation Reports delivered by Member States (to extract statistical and other key data and information) and on evidence from evaluations carried out in the respective countries to create a country report organised around 6 policy fields - increasing adaptability, enhancing access to employment, reinforcing social inclusion, enhancing investment in human capital, promoting partnerships and strengthening institutional capacity. Drawing on the evidence presented in these country reports, the overall synthesis report provides a picture of what has been achieved by the ESF. The results reported are generally based on data and evaluations covering the period 2007 to end 2012.

Final Synthesis Report on Women and Young People - ESF Expert Evaluation Network (01/07/2013)

This synthesis report focuses on the support provided by ESF to women and young people. The main resource used in creating the synthesis report is a set of 10 detailed country reports, 5 focussed on women (DE, ES, GR, PL and UK) and 5 on young people (AT, CZ, FR, IT and PT).

Study of the ESF-Intervention, its set-up and impact in Germany (27/05/2013)

This study analyses the specific contribution from the ESF to the promotion of employment opportunities, education and social inclusion in Germany, based on the experience in the 2007-2013 programming period.

Final Synthesis Report on Social Inclusion - ESF Expert Evaluation Network (19/12/2012)

This third Synthesis Report from the ESF Expert Evaluation Network assesses ESF-supported Social Inclusion actions across the 27 Member States on the basis of country reports.

Final Synthesis Report on Access to Employment - ESF Expert Evaluation Network (01/10/2012)

This second Synthesis Report from the ESF Expert Evaluation Network assesses ESF-supported Access to Employment actions across the 27 Member States on the basis of country reports.

Evaluation of the ESF support to Lifelong Learning (31/07/2012)

This summary relates to a study of the use of the European Social Fund (ESF) to support lifelong learning (LLL) during the 2000-6 and 2007-13 programming periods.

Evaluation of the reaction of the ESF to the economic and financial crisis (21/05/2012)

This Final Report on the ‘Evaluation of the reaction of the ESF to the economic and financial crisis’ provides an assessment of the part that the ESF has played in helping the EU and Member States respond to the challenges posed by the recent recession.

Informes nacionales N - U: Evaluación del apoyo del FSE en materia de mejora del acceso al mercado de trabajo e inclusión social de los migrantes y las minorías étnicas (01/05/2011)

Informes nacionales sobre el apoyo del FSE a las minorías étnicas y los migrantes en materia de acceso al mercado de trabajo e inclusión social.

Country Reports N - U: Evaluation of ESF Support for Enhancing Access to the Labour Market and the Social Inclusion of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities

Informes y resúmenes: Evaluación del apoyo del FSE en materia de mejora del acceso al mercado de trabajo e inclusión social de los migrantes y las minorías étnicas (01/05/2011)

Informes nacionales sobre el apoyo del FSE a las minorías étnicas y los migrantes en materia de acceso al mercado de trabajo e inclusión social.

Reports and executive summaries: Evaluation of ESF Support for Enhancing Access to the Labour Market and the Social Inclusion of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities

Informes Nacionales A - L: Evaluación del apoyo del FSE en materia de mejora del acceso al mercado de trabajo e inclusión social de los migrantes y las minorías étnicas (01/05/2011)

Informes nacionales sobre el apoyo del FSE a las minorías étnicas y los migrantes en materia de acceso al mercado de trabajo e inclusión social.

Country Reports A - L: Evaluation of ESF Support for Enhancing Access to the Labour Market and the Social Inclusion of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities

Informe final, resúmenes, monografías nacionales y casos de estudio. Evaluación de intervenciones de creación de capacidad institucional y futuras necesidades en el contexto del FSE (28/04/2011)

Análisis y conclusiones sobre las actividades de «creación de capacidad» y «necesidades futuras» del FSE.

Final Report, Executive Summaries, Country Monographs and Case Studies - Assessment of administrative and institutional capacity building interventions and future needs in the context of ESF

Developing logics of intervention and related common indicators for the next ESF Operational Programmes (04/04/2011)

The logic of intervention framework developed by this study is presented in a table format so that Operational Programmes (OPs) can be summarised systematically and in a manner that makes the logical flow of the OP, including the choice of indicators, transparent.

Capacity of the ESF delivery systems to attract and support OP target groups (08/03/2011)

The purpose of this evaluation has been to provide knowledge on how ESF delivery systems work in practice, with a view to improving the capacity of the delivery systems in the Member States to attract and support Operational Programme target groups.

Evaluación del apoyo del Fondo Social Europeo a la igualdad de género (24/01/2011)

Evaluación de seis aspectos sobre las políticas de igualdad de género en los 27 Estados miembros.

Evaluation of the European Social Fund's support to Gender Equality

Informe final de la evaluación ex post del Fondo Social Europeo (2000-2006) (10/12/2010)

Evaluación retrospectiva de los resultados del Fondo Social Europeo entre 2000 y 2006.

Final report for the ex-post evaluation of the European Social Fund (2000-2006)

Study on the Return on ESF Investment in Human Capital (01/08/2010)

This study applies to human capital investments understood as public expenditures in: (1) education and training of employees, job-seekers and/or inactive people, (2) internships and temporary work placement associated with education or training, and (3) strengthening the capacity of education and training systems and structures.

Mid-term evaluation of the work carried out by the European Commission to communicate on the European Social Fund (ESF) during the programming period 2007-2013 (30/07/2010)

This evaluation examined the ESF I&C activities/tools undertaken and produced by the EC 2007-2009 and indicated if and how activities/tools were used, found to be appropriate and useful by respective target audiences.

Final report
Annexes

Informe final sobre la evaluación ex post de la iniciativa EQUAL Community (2000-2006) (17/03/2010)

Evaluación retrospectiva de los resultados de «EQUAL Community» 2000-2006.

Final report of the ex-post evaluation of the EQUAL Community Initiative (2000-2006)

Síntesis de quince informes de evaluación de la UE sobre EQUAL durante 2007 y 2008 (27/11/2009)

Análisis combinado de los informes de evaluación EQUAL de 2007 y 2008.

Synthesis of EU 15 evaluation reports on EQUAL during 2007 and 2008

Síntesis de diez informes de evaluación de la UE sobre EQUAL entre 2006 y 2009 (09/11/2009)

Resultados, análisis y recomendaciones basados en los informes EQUAL de 2006 a 2009.

Synthesis of EU 10 evaluation reports on EQUAL from 2006 to 2009

Evaluación de la convocatoria de proyectos conforme al Artículo 6 sobre Gestión innovadora del cambio (01/08/2009)

Análisis en profundidad de la convocatoria de proyectos de 2009 sobre «Gestión innovadora del cambio».

Evaluation of Article 6 call for projects on the Innovative Management of Change

Estudio sobre la relevancia y la fiabilidad de la información disponible para la evaluación ex post del Fondo Social Europeo (2000-2006) (01/07/2008)

Informe sobre la relevancia y la fiabilidad de la información disponible para la evaluación retrospectiva del Fondo Social Europeo (2000-2006).

Study on the relevance and reliability of available information for the ex-post evaluation of the European Social Fund (2000-2006)