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Commission adopts ESF programme for Flanders in Belgium Commission adopts ESF programme for Flanders in Belgium (28/11/2014)

The Flemish ESF operational programme will complement national and regional measures aimed at boosting employment and social inclusion.

Commission adopts first ESF operational programme for Bulgaria Commission adopts first ESF operational programme for Bulgaria (28/11/2014)

The ESF in Bulgaria is looking to generate more jobs and inclusiveness while reducing poverty, in order to reach its employment and social goals for 2020.

The ESF in the news

Youth apprenticeship advice
Youth apprenticeship advice (27/11/2014)

In the German town of Ulm, young people from immigrant families can get free advice on trade or commercial apprenticeships, thanks to an ESF project.

Giving start-ups a chance
Giving start-ups a chance (27/11/2014)

Entrepreneurs that struggle to secure loans from the bank can get microloans through an ESF-funded project in the Belgian city of Antwerp.

Commission adopts ‘support and coordination’ programme for France
Commission adopts ‘support and coordination’ programme for France (27/11/2014)

France’s national-level Europ’Act programme will ensure better outcomes for the many regional programmes, including in overseas departments and territories.

Events

Village of European Social Fund Initiatives 2014
Village of European Social Fund Initiatives 2014 (01/12/2014)

This event marks the official launch of the National Operational Programme for Employment and Inclusion in Metropolitan France

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