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Proposals to simplify access to EU funds
Proposals to simplify access to EU funds (20/07/2017)

The group of independent Cohesion Policy experts presented its final report for a simplified EU funds framework after 2020.

6 десетилетия на инвестиране в хората
6 десетилетия на инвестиране в хората (27/03/2017)

През 2017 г. отбелязваме 60-ата годишнина на Европейския социален фонд (ЕСФ) — най-стария и основен инструмент на Европа за инвестиране в хората.

С помощта на Европейския социален фонд почти 10 милиона европейци са намерили работа през 2007—2014 г.
С помощта на Европейския социален фонд почти 10 милиона европейци са намерили работа през 2007—2014 г. (05/01/2017)

Днес Европейската комисия публикува доклад за оценка на инвестициите в рамките на Европейския социален фонд (ЕСФ) през периода 2007—2013 г., придружен от специфични доклади за отделните държави членки.

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.

Toward enhanced evaluations of ESF programmes
Toward enhanced evaluations of ESF programmes (16/11/2016)

The 2016 Conference on Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation (COMPIE II) called for a far wider use of counterfactual methods for ESF programme evaluations and for more interaction with, and more direct involvement of the research community.

Progress of the Youth Guarantee and of the Youth Employment Initiative
Progress of the Youth Guarantee and of the Youth Employment Initiative (10/10/2016)

On 4 October 2016, the European Commission adopted a Communication that highlights the main achievements of the Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) since their launch in 2013

Report on effectiveness of ESF interventions through counterfactual impact evaluation
Report on effectiveness of ESF interventions through counterfactual impact evaluation (06/07/2016)

The evaluation report 'Pilot projects to carry out ESF related counterfactual impact evaluations' sheds light on the effectiveness of some European Social Fund (ESF) interventions.

Public consultation: feedback on the ESF 2007-2013
Public consultation: feedback on the ESF 2007-2013 (09/02/2016)

The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the context of its ex-post evaluation of the European Social Fund (ESF) during the 2007-2013 programming period.

The contribution of ESIF to jobs and growth
The contribution of ESIF to jobs and growth (14/12/2015)

Today, the Commission adopted a Communication on the contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) to the EU's growth strategy, the Investment Plan and the Commission's priorities over the next decade.

Supporting the integration of asylum seekers and refugees
Supporting the integration of asylum seekers and refugees (25/09/2015)

An extraordinary meeting of managing authorities on 25 September discussed how to optimise the use of the ESF and the FEAD to support the integration of asylum seekers and refugees and exchange good practice and experience in this field

A new, more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020
A new, more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020 (03/09/2015)

Report calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion.

A new start for jobs and growth in Greece: Commission mobilises more than €35 billion from the EU budget
A new start for jobs and growth in Greece: Commission mobilises more than €35 billion from the EU budget (16/07/2015)

Two days after an agreement paving the way for a new support programme for Greece, the European Commission revealed plans to help Greece maximise its use of EU funds. As mandated by the Euro Summit on 12/13 July, this will help mobilise more than €35 billion up to 2020 to support the Greek economy, provided that the conditions agreed upon by the Euro Summit will be met.

Less administrative burden and more focus on outcomes
Less administrative burden and more focus on outcomes (09/07/2015)

Starting with Sweden and France, a new regulation reduces administrative burden for ESF and YEI projects, allows quicker reimbursement and makes programmes simpler, safer, quicker and more oriented towards outputs and results

More funding to Roma integration
More funding to Roma integration (19/06/2015)

Member States continue to make progress in Roma integration, but further efforts are necessary. This is the conclusion of an annual Commission report.

1 billion euro in pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative
1 billion euro in pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative (22/05/2015)

Today the European Commission will make almost 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed

Employment and social situation: quarterly review
Employment and social situation: quarterly review (13/04/2015)

The economic situation in the EU started gradually improving nearly two years ago, and most Member States have recently registered positive GDP growth. Employment has started picking up, with improvements now materialising in most sectors.

European Public Sector Award 2015
European Public Sector Award 2015 (06/02/2015)

The European Institute of Public Administration - EIPA - with the institutional and financial support of 12 European public partners – invites applications to the fifth European Public Sector Award – EPSA 2015.

Commission proposes drastically increased pre-financing for Youth Employment Initiative
Commission proposes drastically increased pre-financing for Youth Employment Initiative (04/02/2015)

The European Commission proposes to make 1 billion euro from the Youth Employment Initiative available as early as this year. This change will increase by up to 30 times the pre-financing Member States receive to boost youth employment - reaching up to 650 000 young people and helping them get into work, faster.

Доклад на Комисията изтъква новите работни места, новите умения и социалната защита като движещи сили за възстановяване на заетостта и доходите
Доклад на Комисията изтъква новите работни места, новите умения и социалната защита като движещи сили за възстановяване на заетостта и доходите (19/01/2015)

Последствията и поуките от икономическата криза по отношение на работните места и стандарта на живот са предмет на най-новия обзор, озаглавен „Заетост и социални тенденции в Европа“, публикуван от Комисията на 15 януари.

Partnership agreement with Ireland adopted
Partnership agreement with Ireland adopted (18/11/2014)

On 18 November 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Ireland, paving the way for more than €500 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Нов инструмент за подобряване на равенството между половете в рамките на ЕСФ
Нов инструмент за подобряване на равенството между половете в рамките на ЕСФ (17/11/2014)

Европейската общност за практика на равнопоставеността на половете (GenderCoP) разработи инструмент за подобряване на качеството и ефективността на процесите в структурните фондове на равнище ЕС и държави-членки, като предостави ясни обяснения относно изискванията на ЕСФ и примери за добри практики за това как да се постигне равенство между половете във всички програми на ЕСФ.

Partnership agreement with Spain adopted
Partnership agreement with Spain adopted (30/10/2014)

On 30 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Spain, paving the way for more than €7.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Croatia adopted
Partnership agreement with Croatia adopted (30/10/2014)

On 30 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Croatia, paving the way for more than €1.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Slovenia adopted
Partnership agreement with Slovenia adopted (30/10/2014)

On 30 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Slovenia, paving the way for more than €700 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Luxembourg adopted
Partnership agreement with Luxembourg adopted (30/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Luxembourg, paving the way for €20 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Malta adopted
Partnership agreement with Malta adopted (30/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Malta, paving the way for more than €100 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with the United Kingdom adopted
Partnership agreement with the United Kingdom adopted (29/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with the United Kingdom, paving the way for more than €4.9 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Sweden adopted
Partnership agreement with Sweden adopted (29/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Sweden, paving the way for €774 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Belgium adopted
Partnership agreement with Belgium adopted (29/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Belgium, paving the way for more than €1 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Italy adopted
Partnership agreement with Italy adopted (29/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Italy, paving the way for more than €10 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Austria adopted
Partnership agreement with Austria adopted (17/10/2014)

On 17 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Austria, paving the way for €442 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Modernising Public Administration: Commission discusses with Member States
Modernising Public Administration: Commission discusses with Member States (13/10/2014)

The European Commission organised a policy discussion with Member States on the modernisation of public administration.

Partnership agreement with Finland adopted
Partnership agreement with Finland adopted (07/10/2014)

On 7 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Finland, paving the way for more than €500 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Мрежите за обучение на ЕСФ: ефективен транснационален опит в областта на обучението
Мрежите за обучение на ЕСФ: ефективен транснационален опит в областта на обучението (24/09/2014)

Окончателният доклад за оценка на ефективността, ефикасността и адекватността на мрежите за обучение на ЕСФ бе публикуван на 3 юли. Съгласно доклада мрежите са се доказали като ценни форуми за обмен на идеи, умения и иновативни подходи, въпреки че могат да бъдат направени още подобрения.

Partnership agreement with Hungary adopted
Partnership agreement with Hungary adopted (29/08/2014)

On 29 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Hungary, paving the way for more than €4.7 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with the Czech Republic adopted
Partnership agreement with the Czech Republic adopted (27/08/2014)

On 26 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with the Czech Republic, paving the way for more than €3.4 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with the Netherlands adopted
Partnership agreement with the Netherlands adopted (22/08/2014)

On 22 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with the Netherlands, paving the way for more than €500 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with France adopted
Partnership agreement with France adopted (12/08/2014)

On 8 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with France, paving the way for more than €6 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Bulgaria adopted
Partnership agreement with Bulgaria adopted (11/08/2014)

On 7 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Bulgaria, paving the way for around €1.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years - a 20% increase compared to the previous period.

Partnership agreement with Romania adopted
Partnership agreement with Romania adopted (08/08/2014)

On 6 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Romania, paving the way for close to €5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Portugal adopted
Partnership agreement with Portugal adopted (30/07/2014)

On 30 July 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Portugal, paving the way for €7.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion
6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion (23/07/2014)

The European Commission's 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion published today shows that EU Cohesion Policy is delivering on the growth goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe.

Youth Employment Initiative: toward speedy implementation
Youth Employment Initiative: toward speedy implementation (08/07/2014)

Commission and Member States meet to speed up implementation of €6bn euro dedicated fund

Partnership agreement with Lithuania adopted
Partnership agreement with Lithuania adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Lithuania, paving the way for more than €1.1 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years, including measures for supporting youth employment.

Partnership agreement with Estonia adopted
Partnership agreement with Estonia adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Estonia, paving the way for almost €600 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Cyprus adopted
Partnership agreement with Cyprus adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Cyprus, paving the way for almost €130 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Slovakia adopted
Partnership agreement with Slovakia adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Slovakia, paving the way for some €2.2 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Latvia adopted
Partnership agreement with Latvia adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Latvia, paving the way for over € 600 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Youth Employment Initiative: first programme adopted
Youth Employment Initiative: first programme adopted (03/06/2014)

The European Commission has adopted today the first Operational Programme with France to use the available funding from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) to tackle youth unemployment.

Partnership agreement with Poland adopted
Partnership agreement with Poland adopted (26/05/2014)

On 23 May 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Poland, paving the way for over € 13 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Greece adopted
Partnership agreement with Greece adopted (26/05/2014)

On 23 May 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Greece, paving the way for nearly €4 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Germany adopted
Partnership agreement with Germany adopted (22/05/2014)

On 22 May 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Germany, paving the way for € 7.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Постиженията на ЕСФ за периода 2007—2012 г.: окончателен обобщаващ доклад
Постиженията на ЕСФ за периода 2007—2012 г.: окончателен обобщаващ доклад (21/05/2014)

Европейската комисия публикува експертна оценка на постиженията на Европейския социален фонд (ЕСФ) за периода 2007—2012 г. Изготвен от мрежа от експерти от всички държави-членки, докладът представлява обобщение на основните изводи в докладите на съответните държави, като прави преглед на националните оценки и на информацията от годишните доклади за изпълнението на ЕСФ.

Partnership agreement with Denmark adopted
Partnership agreement with Denmark adopted (06/05/2014)

On 5 May 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Denmark, setting out the strategies and investment priorities for the European Structural and Investment Funds in this country.

Приемане на първото споразумение за партньорство
Приемане на първото споразумение за партньорство (05/05/2014)

Европейската комисия прие първото от 28 „Споразумения за партньорство“, които определят стратегиите в държавите-членки и в регионите на ЕС за европейските структурни и инвестиционни фондове.

Roma integration: EU Framework triggers first results
Roma integration: EU Framework triggers first results (04/04/2014)

Concerted action by the European Commission has put Roma integration firmly on the political agenda across Europe.

ЕСФ: мерки за успех в периода 2014—2020 г.
ЕСФ: мерки за успех в периода 2014—2020 г. (05/02/2014)

Встъпителната конференция на ЕСФ, която се провежда в Брюксел на 6 и 7 февруари, изследва кои политики ЕСФ би могъл и трябва да подкрепи според новите инвестиционни приоритети, както и нови начини за използване на ЕСФ.

A stronger role for partners in running the ESF
A stronger role for partners in running the ESF (07/01/2014)

The Commission has adopted a common set of standards to improve consultation, participation and dialogue with partners during the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

Council adopts cohesion policy package for 2014-2020
Council adopts cohesion policy package for 2014-2020 (17/12/2013)

On 16 December, the Council adopted the cohesion policy package for 2014-2020, marking the end of two and a half years of negotiations.

„Не можем да си позволим да не оправдаем очакванията на тези хора“
„Не можем да си позволим да не оправдаем очакванията на тези хора“ (13/12/2013)

Нов правен ангажимент от страна на държави членки за постигане на осезаеми резултати по отношение на приобщаването на ромите

Easier use of cohesion policy funding to counter the crisis
Easier use of cohesion policy funding to counter the crisis (06/12/2013)

On 5 December, the Council adopted a regulation aimed at facilitating the use of funding from the EU cohesion policy for 2007-2013 in order to counter the crisis. This confirmed an agreement reached earlier between the Lithuanian presidency and representatives of the European Parliament and the Commission.

ЕСФ: все по-популярен
ЕСФ: все по-популярен (05/12/2013)

Бавно, но сигурно, европейските граждани се запознават все повече с Европейския социален фонд (ЕСФ) и с неговата дейност. Проучването Евробарометър 2013 г. относно социалния климат в Европа потвърждава за наличието на тази нарастваща информираност. Запитани дали са чували за ЕСФ, 44 % от респондентите отговарят с „да“, като се наблюдава увеличение спрямо 2006 г., когато положителните отговори са били 33 %.

Приемане на Регламента относно ЕСФ от Европейския парламент
Приемане на Регламента относно ЕСФ от Европейския парламент (20/11/2013)

Днес, един ден след приемането на Многогодишната финансова рамка (МФР) на ЕС за периода 2014—2020 г., Европейският парламент прие Регламента относно Европейския социален фонд, както и Регламента относно общи разпоредби за всички европейски структурни и инвестиционни фондове.

Европейският парламент одобри дългосрочния бюджет 2014—2020
Европейският парламент одобри дългосрочния бюджет 2014—2020 (19/11/2013)

Днес Европейският парламент гласува многогодишната финансова рамка (МФР) на ЕС за годините от 2014 до 2020. Одобрението на ЕП предоставя възможност за окончателно одобрение от Съвета през следващите седмици.

Резултатите от първото проучване на уменията на пълнолетни лица могат да дадат насока на приоритетите на ЕСФ за периода 2014—2020 г.
Резултатите от първото проучване на уменията на пълнолетни лица могат да дадат насока на приоритетите на ЕСФ за периода 2014—2020 г. (10/10/2013)

На 8 октомври Европейската комисия, съвместно с ОИСР, публикува резултатите от задълбочено проучване относно познанията, свързани с грамотност, аритметика и технологии в 17 държави-членки и в други държави. Във всяка държава беше оценена степента на уменията на 5 000 души в трудоспособна възраст (16—65 години).

Commission approves Croatia’s plan for EU cohesion policy investment
Commission approves Croatia’s plan for EU cohesion policy investment (26/08/2013)

The European Commission has today approved Croatia’s investment plan to use EU cohesion policy funds worth €449.4m allocated to the country when it joined the EU on 1st July 2013.

Определяне и коригиране на цели за ЕСФ
Определяне и коригиране на цели за ЕСФ (07/08/2013)

Информационните доклади осигуряват методологична подкрепа при подготовката на новите оперативни програми

Призив за действия срещу младежката безработица
Призив за действия срещу младежката безработица (19/06/2013)

Днес Комисията прие съобщението „Да обединим усилията си в подкрепа на младите хора в Европа — призив за действия срещу младежката безработица“. То още веднъж изтъква, че сред всички усилия за постигане на нов растеж на икономиката, преодоляването на младежката безработица е основен приоритет.

Нови мерки за подобряване на прилагането на политиката на сближаване
Нови мерки за подобряване на прилагането на политиката на сближаване (21/05/2013)

Днес Комисията предложи споразумението за увеличен дял на ЕС за инвестиции в Гърция, Кипър и Португалия да бъде удължено с още две години, и на Румъния и Словакия да бъде дадено повече време за разходване на кохезионни фондове.

Croatia on its way into the ESF
Croatia on its way into the ESF (14/05/2013)

With Croatia's accession to the EU coming up shortly, preparations are under way to swiftly deploy ESF activities

Въздействия на финансирането по линия на кохезионните фондове във време на криза
Въздействия на финансирането по линия на кохезионните фондове във време на криза (18/04/2013)

Нов доклад за напредъка разкрива гъвкавостта и засилването на участието в действия на ЕСФ и демонстрира конкретните резултати, постигнати по места

Създаване на възможности за младите хора
Създаване на възможности за младите хора (12/03/2013)

Комисията предложи правила за осъществяването на практика на Инициативата за младежка заетост. Този нов инструмент, с бюджет в размер на 6 млрд. евро за периода 2014—2020 г., беше предложен през февруари от Европейския съвет.

Работни места и биологично разнообразие
Работни места и биологично разнообразие (01/03/2013)

Излязъл наскоро доклад определя връзката между заетостта и целите на ЕС относно биологичното разнообразие — и новите умения, от които работниците ще се нуждаят с оглед постигането им.

Council agreement on Youth Guarantee
Council agreement on Youth Guarantee (28/02/2013)

The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached on the proposed Youth Guarantee Recommendation.

Бюджетът на ЕС: финансиране за едно по-добро бъдеще
Бюджетът на ЕС: финансиране за едно по-добро бъдеще (13/02/2013)

Намаленият бюджет за периода 2014—2020 г., за който Европейският съвет постигна споразумение, включва приоритетно финансиране от ЕСФ за мерки за младежка заетост и за помощ за най-нуждаещите се групи

EU report prioritises policies for youth
EU report prioritises policies for youth (14/09/2012)

EU Youth Report calls for youth employment and social inclusion to be top priorities

Contributions to the debate on a 'European Code of Conduct on Partnership'
Contributions to the debate on a 'European Code of Conduct on Partnership' (03/09/2012)

In April, the Commission had presented a working paper on a European Code of Conduct on Partnership. A number of stakeholders have already provided reactions to this principle.

ЕСФ: основен източник на финансиране за обучение през целия живот
ЕСФ: основен източник на финансиране за обучение през целия живот (07/08/2012)

Нов доклад за оценка сочи значителната роля, която ЕСФ играе за финансиране на инициативите за обучение през целия живот в целия ЕС. Докладът разглежда въздействието на тези дейности върху младите хора, възрастните работници и нискоквалифицираните лица.