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Now ESIF data by theme in the EC open data platform Now ESIF data by theme in the EC open data platform (11/04/2019)

The ESIF open data platform provides access to data on financing and achievements under the ESI Funds 2014-2020.

New publication - Access to social protection for workers and the self employed New publication - Access to social protection for workers and the self employed (28/03/2019)

This collection of best practice examples from across Europe highlights the ways European Member States are improving access to social protection for workers and the self-employed.

Implementing European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 Implementing European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 (12/02/2019)

The summary report of the programme annual implementation reports covering implementation in 2014-2017, provides an overview of the implementation of more than 530 shared management programmes.

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Survey on financial instruments under ESF
Survey on financial instruments under ESF (10/05/2019)

Fi-compass and the European Commission have issued a survey on financial instruments under the European Social Fund.

Migrant skills in Germany
Migrant skills in Germany (15/04/2019)

This news article highlights two ESF funded projects dedicated to developing migrant skills in Germany. It focuses on the people behind these projects, and the wider impact it has on society.

Training for a bright future in Sweden
Training for a bright future in Sweden (11/04/2019)

The ESF has been funding projects to support jobs, help people get better jobs and ensure fairer job opportunities across Europe. This article focuses on two project in Sweden and shares the human stories behind the project.

Εκδηλώσεις

Moving towards independent living and community-based care – EU funding instruments to support the development of community-based services for adults and children with intellectual disabilities
Moving towards independent living and community-based care – EU funding instruments to support the development of community-based services for adults and children with intellectual disabilities (11/04/2019)

The seminar took place in Bucharest, Romania, 11 April 2019. It provided an opportunity to exchange information on practical examples on implementing the Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community based care, which is relevant for supporting adults and children with intellectual disabilities.

Moving towards community-based care for children without parental care
Moving towards community-based care for children without parental care (14/03/2019)

The Seminar on “Moving towards independent living and community-based care – EU funding instruments to support the development of community-based services for children without adequate parental care” took place on 14 March 2019.

Moving towards independent living and community-based care – EU funding instruments to support the development of community-based services for homeless people
Moving towards independent living and community-based care – EU funding instruments to support the development of community-based services for homeless people (06/12/2018)

Seminar on “Moving towards independent living and community-based care – EU funding instruments to support the development of community-based services for homeless people”, 6 December 2018 in Vienna, Austria

Second high-level fi-compass ESF Conference
Second high-level fi-compass ESF Conference "Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – boosting social impact" (08/03/2018)

08/03/2018 – 09/03/2018 The two-day event, organised in Brussels by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, will focus on topics related to social inclusion and social impact investing, innovative financing models addressing social challenges as well as the role of financial instruments co-funded by the European Social Fund as a possible ground for innovative financing.

European Conference Investing in people – the way forward
European Conference Investing in people – the way forward (15/02/2018)

The ESF Presidency Conference "Investing in people – the way forward" will take place on 15-16 February in Sofia.

European Week of Regions and Cities
European Week of Regions and Cities (09/10/2017)

The European Week will take place just ahead of the publication of the Cohesion Report and of the presentation of the EU multiannual financial framework 2020-2026. In this perspective, the event will be an ideal platform for gathering and presenting the views of the regions and cities on both the budget and the subsequent legislative proposals with regard to cohesion policy and rural development.

7th Cohesion Forum
7th Cohesion Forum (26/06/2017)

The 7th Cohesion Forum, which will take place on 26-27 June 2017 in Brussels, is a large scale political event held every three years, bringing together more than 700 people including high level representatives from European institutions, central governments, regional and local representatives, economic and social partners, NGOs and academics.

The European Social Fund: Past, Present and Future
The European Social Fund: Past, Present and Future (23/03/2017)

The 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the support of the European Commission, organises a conference on the future of the European Social Fund. Th event takes place in San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta on 23 and 24 March 2017.

 Human Capital for Territorial Growth
Human Capital for Territorial Growth (11/10/2016)

The objective of this year's Annual JRC conference is to discuss with scientists and policy makers how Member States, regions and cities can harness the potential of their human capital under the current socio-economic and environmental challenges to make their territories more dynamic, creative and resilient to external shocks.

14th European Week of Regions and Cities
14th European Week of Regions and Cities (10/10/2016)

The 14th European Week of Regions and Cities will focus on the challenges currently facing Europe's regions and cities. Building on the implementation cycle of EU cohesion policy programmes, the event will be aligned with the political priorities of the European Commission's and the European Committee of the Regions for 2016 and with the interests of the partner regions and cities.

Result orientation: Cohesion Policy at work
Result orientation: Cohesion Policy at work (16/06/2016)

The conference will highlight the benefits of evidence based policy making. It will be a showcase for the best evaluations, a place to discuss good practices in evaluation planning, and an opportunity to broaden the range of people involved in the evaluation of Cohesion Policy.

Tackling the Skills Gap - The Golden Key to Economic Growth
Tackling the Skills Gap - The Golden Key to Economic Growth (26/05/2016)

This seminar has been especially designed for individuals working in the fields of education and training, economic growth, employment and the labour market at national, regional and local level.

Seminar on public sector reform: Migration and skills
Seminar on public sector reform: Migration and skills (02/03/2016)

EIPA, the European Institute of Public Administration, invites to this event, organised together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, winner of the 2015 European Public Sector Award.

Seminar on public sector reform: Youth protection organisation
Seminar on public sector reform: Youth protection organisation (25/02/2016)

EIPA, the European Institute of Public Administration, invites to this event, organised together with the Youth Protection Amsterdam Region, winner of the 2015 European Public Sector Award.

Microfinance under the ESF 2014-2020
Microfinance under the ESF 2014-2020 (03/02/2016)

In teh workshop "Microfinance under the ESF 2014-2020", participants can expect to further their understanding of how microfinance can help in their efforts to deliver ESIF 2014-2020 objectives, in particular under the ESF.

Financial Instruments under the ESF 2014-2020
Financial Instruments under the ESF 2014-2020 (02/02/2016)

The conference "Financial Instruments under the ESF 2014-2020" will conclude a series of regional fi-compass ESF seminars which began in the autumn of 2015. Participants can expect to further their understanding of how ESF financial instruments can help in their efforts to deliver ESIF 2014-2020 objectives.

EU Budget Focused on Results
EU Budget Focused on Results (22/09/2015)

The conference "EU Budget Focused on Results" offers a high-level discussion of key questions on the European budget policy agenda today. Leading figures in Europe's political landscape will join the international debate on performance budgeting and public budgets' contribution to policy results.

Coordinating transnational mobility for disadvantaged youth in Europe under the ESF 2014-2020
Coordinating transnational mobility for disadvantaged youth in Europe under the ESF 2014-2020 (10/02/2015)

The ESF Learning Network TLN Mobility is organising an expert conference on “Coordinating transnational mobility for disadvantaged youth in Europe under the ESF 2014-2020: the results of TLN Mobility” on February 10, 2015 in Marseille.

Financial Instruments 2014-2020 under European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
Financial Instruments 2014-2020 under European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) (19/01/2015)

This conference will offer Member States and Managing Authorities an opportunity to learn more about features, advantages and suitability of using financial instruments under all ESIF, namely ERDF, ESF, CF, EMFF and EAFRD in delivering 2014-2020 objectives.

Reinventing the ESF - gender as the key to a sustainable, smart and inclusive society
Reinventing the ESF - gender as the key to a sustainable, smart and inclusive society (10/12/2014)

The European Community of Practice on Gender Mainstreaming (GenderCoP) is organising a conference that will show how to meet the obligations regarding gender equality in the new ESF regulations as well as the objectives of the EU2020 strategy

Training: ESF financial instruments 2014-2020 and the ex-ante assessment methodology
Training: ESF financial instruments 2014-2020 and the ex-ante assessment methodology (27/11/2014)

On 27 November 2014, a one-day training for Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies on ESF financial instruments 2014-2020 and the ex-ante assessment methodology will take place in Brussels

Transnational mobility measures for disadvantaged youth and young adults
Transnational mobility measures for disadvantaged youth and young adults (22/10/2014)

On behalf of the ESF Transnational Learning Network 'TLN Mobility', the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Germany organises a Learning Seminar to take place on 22 October in Berlin

Social Entrepreneurs: Have Your Say!
Social Entrepreneurs: Have Your Say! (16/01/2014)

The European Commission, in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee and the City of Strasbourg, is organising a large European interactive event on social entrepreneurship and the social economy.

Anti-fraud and anti-corruption measures in relation to the use of European Structural and Investment Funds
Anti-fraud and anti-corruption measures in relation to the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (03/12/2013)

The Conference on anti-fraud and anti-corruption measures in relation to the use of European Structural and Investment Funds, took place on 3 December in Brussels. The event brought together more than 400 participants representing managing authorities, audit authorities, specialised anti-corruption bodies and civil society organisations from all EU Member States.

Presidency Conference on the European Social Fund
Presidency Conference on the European Social Fund (14/11/2013)

The aim of the conference is to introduce and discuss policy implemented and current practice in the field of youth employment.

The European Employment Forum
The European Employment Forum (12/11/2013)

An annual networking forum for everyone involved in employment and enterprise within the EU and beyond.

Gender equality in the ESF - European Concept and nationwide perspective
Gender equality in the ESF - European Concept and nationwide perspective (05/11/2013)

At the end of nearly five years of activities, the German Agency for Equality in the ESF organizes the conference "Gender equality in the ESF - European Concept and nationwide perspective" on 5 November 2013 in Berlin.

European Social Fund Conference
European Social Fund Conference (28/05/2013)

The ESF Conference on the ESF Contribution to Labour Market Activation took place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland, on 28-29 May 2013.

Adult Learners' Week
Adult Learners' Week (18/05/2013)

The United Kingdom's Adult Learners' Week (ALW) is an annual week-long national campaign delivered each May which seeks to engage and inspire people to pursue adult learning – either to catch up on skills not learnt at school, to learn for or at work, or to learn for fun.

An agenda for new skills and Jobs
An agenda for new skills and Jobs (28/02/2013)

This conference will discuss how local and regional authorities can improve education and respond to the need for more flexible careers, contributing this way to Europe's growth strategy.

Adult Learners’ Week
Adult Learners’ Week (12/05/2012)

Adult Learners’ Week

Objectif Com'
Objectif Com' (13/03/2012)

Meeting of the network of the European funds information officers

Evaluation and Gender Mainstreaming in the European Social Fund
Evaluation and Gender Mainstreaming in the European Social Fund (26/01/2012)

The seminar on gender perspective in evaluation is organised by the Community of Practice on Gender Mainstreaming in ESF and the Valtava Development Program, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland.

European Public Sector Award 2011
European Public Sector Award 2011 (15/11/2011)

After a very successful edition in 2009, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) will organise again the third European Public Sector Award – EPSA 2011. The EPSA 2011 will be awarded on the occasion of a final conference on leading-edge public administration solutions, to be held in Maastricht (NL) in November 2011, under the auspices of the Polish Presidency.

Open Days - 9th  European Week of Regions and Cities
Open Days - 9th European Week of Regions and Cities (10/10/2011)

Investing in Europe's future: Regions and cities delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

Territorial Dimension of the European Social Fund
Territorial Dimension of the European Social Fund (29/09/2011)

The conference aims to discuss the territorial dimension of the ESF and its implementation mechanisms, particularly in the context of achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

EU funds contributing to Roma integration - Bulgaria
EU funds contributing to Roma integration - Bulgaria (21/06/2011)

EU funds contributing to Roma integration

Kick-starting Economic Recovery - the Role of Entrepreneurship in the Structural Funds
Kick-starting Economic Recovery - the Role of Entrepreneurship in the Structural Funds (31/03/2011)

The ESF Learning Network "Community of Practice for Inclusive Entrepreneurship" - COPIE 2 will hold a conference on "Kick-starting Economic Recovery - the Role of Entrepreneurship in the Structural Funds" on March 31 - April 01, 2011 in Berlin. The conference will take place at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin-Mitte and is by invitation only.

Social innovation for smart growth
Social innovation for smart growth (01/10/2010)

"Social innovation for smart growth. Can lessons be learnt from current programmes in EU member states, enhancing Innovative Work Organisation?" - Seminar organised by the Netherlands National Centre of Social Innovation (NCSI).

Shaping the future of the ESF - ESF and Europe 2020
Shaping the future of the ESF - ESF and Europe 2020 (23/06/2010)

The conference acknowledged past achievements of the ESF in supporting EU objectives, in particular the previous Growth and Jobs strategy and explored how the ESF could contribute in the most effective manner to the new Europe 2020 strategy.