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Six decades of investment in people Six decades of investment in people (27/03/2017)

The year 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the European Social Fund (ESF), Europe's oldest and main instrument to invest in people.

The ESF has helped almost 10 million Europeans to find a job between 2007 and 2014 The ESF has helped almost 10 million Europeans to find a job between 2007 and 2014 (05/01/2017)

The European Commission has published an evaluation report of investments under the European Social Fund (ESF) during the 2007-2013 period, with specific reports for each Member State.

Reinforcing the coordination of the employment and social services in Spain: experiences and new opportunities Reinforcing the coordination of the employment and social services in Spain: experiences and new opportunities (08/12/2016)

Following a recent seminar with Spanish representatives from each of the regional public employment and social services, the ESF implementing bodies and from the central administration, a report provides the main conclusions for a better coordination of the employment and social services in Spain.

The ESF in the news

Making a splash in Guadeloupe
Making a splash in Guadeloupe (23/06/2017)

A school has been recognised for its ESF project in a Caribbean French overseas territory.

Immigrants to show enterprise in Italy
Immigrants to show enterprise in Italy (23/06/2017)

Eight ESF funded projects will help immigrants start their own businesses in Italy.

Stepping up skills in the Czech Republic
Stepping up skills in the Czech Republic (23/06/2017)

An ESF funded project aimed at helping employees learn new skills is in high demand in the Czech Republic.

Events

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.