Partnership and social development are critical to the success of the CLDS – 3G programme in Portugal’s Ribeira de Pena region, which is tackling unemployment, poverty and an ageing population.
The successful ESF-backed INOV contacto programme has helped some 5000 unemployed young people from Portugal obtain a traineeship abroad to launch their international career.
A sustainable and mobile job market, promoting social inclusion, and investing in education and training are key among the region’s main ESF priorities.
Madeira will use ESF funding to boost jobs, social inclusion and its education system in order to encourage growth and cohesion and meet EU targets.
Within the multi-fund operational programme for regional Azores, the ESF will focus on promoting access to education, lifelong learning, training and jobs.
ESF investment in the Algarve region is supporting job-creation, training, education and social inclusion to strengthen the region’s economy.
The ESF’s main focus during the programme will be boosting the regional economy, sustainable development and internal cohesion through innovative measures promoting education, training and better-quality, socially-relevant employment.
Portugal’s Norte region is investing ESF funding in local and regional projects for education, training and employment to boost sustainable, inclusive growth.
Alentejo will invest ESF funding to improve education, boost employment among those facing obstacles, and support social inclusion.
ESF investment will give a boost to skills and qualifications while raising the ability of public authorities to support growth and employment.
Education, training and qualifications are the focus of the ESF operational programme for human capital in Portugal, driving growth and social inclusion.
Young people and those in danger of exclusion and poverty are at the centre of Portugal’s ESF programme for social inclusion.
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.
The Commission has proposed today that the agreement on an increased EU-share for investments in Greece, Cyprus and Portugal would be prolonged for another two years, and that Romania and Slovakia would be given more time to spend cohesion funds.