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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 décadas de investimento nas pessoas
6 décadas de investimento nas pessoas (27/03/2017)

Assinala-se em 2017 o 60.º aniversário do Fundo Social Europeu (FSE), o instrumento mais antigo de que a Europa dispõe para investir nas pessoas.

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.

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.

Relatório da Comissão sublinha a importância dos novos empregos, das novas competências e da proteção social como motores do restabelecimento do emprego e do rendimento
Relatório da Comissão sublinha a importância dos novos empregos, das novas competências e da proteção social como motores do restabelecimento do emprego e do rendimento (19/01/2015)

As consequências e as lições extraídas da crise económica no domínio do emprego e do nível de vida são o tema do último relatório intitulado «Employment and Social Developments in Europe» (Evolução do emprego e da situação social na Europa) publicado pela Comissão em 15 de janeiro.

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.

Nova ferramenta para uma maior igualdade de género no FSE
Nova ferramenta para uma maior igualdade de género no FSE (17/11/2014)

A European Community of Practice on Gender Mainstreaming (Comunidade Europeia de Práticas sobre a Integração das Questões de Género, GenderCoP) desenvolveu uma ferramenta destinada a melhorar a qualidade e a eficácia dos processos dos Fundos Estruturais a nível da UE e dos Estados-Membros, através do fornecimento de explicações claras sobre os requisitos do FSE e exemplos de boas práticas sobre como alcançar a igualdade de género em todos os ciclos do FSE.

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.

Redes de aprendizagem do FSE: uma experiência de aprendizagem transnacional eficaz
Redes de aprendizagem do FSE: uma experiência de aprendizagem transnacional eficaz (24/09/2014)

O relatório final de avaliação da eficácia, da eficiência e da pertinência das redes de aprendizagem do FSE foi publicado em 3 de julho. Apesar de poderem ser melhoradas, as redes demonstraram ser um conjunto de fóruns valiosos para o intercâmbio de ideias, competências e abordagens inovadoras, como confirma o relatório.

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.

Foi adotado o acordo de parceria com Portugal
Foi adotado o acordo de parceria com Portugal (30/07/2014)

Em 30 de julho de 2014, a Comissão adotou um acordo de parceria com Portugal, abrindo caminho a 7,5 mil milhões de euros (preços correntes) em financiamento do Fundo Social Europeu nos próximos sete anos.

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.

Realizações do FSE 2007-2012: síntese final
Realizações do FSE 2007-2012: síntese final (21/05/2014)

A Comissão Europeia publicou uma avaliação por peritos das realizações do Fundo Social Europeu (FSE) ao longo do período de 2007-2012. Elaborado por uma rede de peritos de todos os Estados-Membros, o relatório consiste numa síntese das principais conclusões contidas nos relatórios por país sobre a revisão das avaliações nacionais, combinada com informações dos relatórios anuais de execução do FSE.

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.

Adoção do primeiro acordo de parceria
Adoção do primeiro acordo de parceria (05/05/2014)

A Comissão Europeia adotou o primeiro de 28 «acordos de parceria» que definem as estratégias a implementar nos Estados-Membros e regiões da UE relativamente aos Fundos Estruturais e de Investimento Europeus.

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.

FSE: medidas de sucesso para 2014-2020
FSE: medidas de sucesso para 2014-2020 (05/02/2014)

A conferência de lançamento do FSE, a realizar em Bruxelas nos dias 6 e 7 de fevereiro, analisará as políticas que o FSE poderá e deverá apoiar no âmbito das novas prioridades de investimento, bem como novos métodos de utilização do FSE.

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.

“Não os podemos desiludir”
“Não os podemos desiludir” (13/12/2013)

Novo compromisso legal dos Estados-Membros para alcançar resultados tangíveis na inclusão das pessoas de etnia cigana

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.

FSE: cada vez mais conhecido
FSE: cada vez mais conhecido (05/12/2013)

Devagar, mas com convicção, os cidadãos europeus conhecem cada vez melhor o Fundo Social Europeu (FSE) e o seu trabalho. O inquérito 2013 do Eurobarómetro sobre o clima social na Europa confirma este aumento do conhecimento. Quando foi perguntado se já tinham ouvido falar do FSE, 44 % dos inquiridos responderam que sim, em comparação com os 33 % em 2006.

Adoção do Regulamento do FSE pelo Parlamento Europeu
Adoção do Regulamento do FSE pelo Parlamento Europeu (20/11/2013)

Um dia após a adoção do Quadro Financeiro Plurianual (QFP) da UE para os anos de 2014 a 2020, o Parlamento Europeu adotou hoje o Regulamento do Fundo Social Europeu (FSE), assim como o Regulamento de Cláusulas Comuns para Todos os Fundos Europeus Estruturais e de Investimento.

Parlamento Europeu aprova quadro financeiro plurianual 2014-2020
Parlamento Europeu aprova quadro financeiro plurianual 2014-2020 (19/11/2013)

O Parlamento Europeu deu hoje o seu voto favorável ao Quadro Financeiro Plurianual (QFP) da UE para o período de 2014 a 2020. A aprovação do PE abre o caminho para a aprovação final deste instrumento pelo Conselho nas próximas semanas.

Resultados do primeiro inquérito às competências dos adultos podem orientar as prioridades do FSE para o período de 2014-2020
Resultados do primeiro inquérito às competências dos adultos podem orientar as prioridades do FSE para o período de 2014-2020 (10/10/2013)

A 8 de outubro, a Comissão Europeia, juntamente com a OCDE, publicou os resultados de um inquérito abrangente sobre a literacia, competências matemáticas e competências relacionadas com a tecnologia em 17 Estados-Membros e outros países. Em cada país foram avaliados os níveis de competências de 5000 pessoas em idade de trabalho (16-65 anos).

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.

Definir e ajustar objetivos para o FSE
Definir e ajustar objetivos para o FSE (07/08/2013)

Documentos de referência servem de apoio metodológico à preparação de novos Programas Operacionais

Apelo à ação contra o desemprego dos jovens
Apelo à ação contra o desemprego dos jovens (19/06/2013)

A Comissão adotou hoje a comunicação «Trabalhar juntos para os jovens europeus – Apelo à ação contra o desemprego dos jovens». Uma vez mais, dá-se particular ênfase à luta contra o desemprego dos jovens como sendo uma das principais prioridades entre todos os esforços para voltar a fazer crescer a economia.

Novas medidas para melhorar a aplicação da política de coesão
Novas medidas para melhorar a aplicação da política de coesão (21/05/2013)

A Comissão propôs hoje que o acordo sobre o aumento da participação da UE em investimentos na Grécia, no Chipre e em Portugal fosse prolongado por mais dois anos, e que fosse concedido mais tempo à Roménia e à Eslováquia para aplicarem os fundos da política de coesão.

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

Impacto dos fundos de coesão em tempos de crise
Impacto dos fundos de coesão em tempos de crise (18/04/2013)

Um novo relatório de progresso evidencia a flexibilidade e a aceleração da participação nas ações do FSE e apresenta os resultados concretos que estão a ser alcançados no terreno

Criar oportunidades para os jovens
Criar oportunidades para os jovens (12/03/2013)

A Comissão propôs regras para tornar realidade a Iniciativa para o Emprego dos Jovens. Este novo instrumento, com um orçamento de 6 mil milhões de euros para o período 2014-20, foi proposto em fevereiro pelo Conselho Europeu.

Aliar o emprego à biodiversidade
Aliar o emprego à biodiversidade (01/03/2013)

Um relatório recente define as interligações entre o emprego e os objetivos em matéria de biodiversidade da Europa – assim como as novas competências que os trabalhadores vão precisar para os concretizar.

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.

Orçamento da UE: financiamento para um futuro melhor
Orçamento da UE: financiamento para um futuro melhor (13/02/2013)

O orçamento 2014-2020 mais reduzido acordado pelo Conselho Europeu contempla fundos prioritários para o FSE para medidas de apoio ao emprego jovem e aos grupos mais necessitados.

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.

FSE: um grande financiador da aprendizagem ao longo da vida
FSE: um grande financiador da aprendizagem ao longo da vida (07/08/2012)

Um novo relatório de avaliação demonstra o papel crucial desempenhado pelo FSE nas iniciativas de aprendizagem ao longo da vida na UE. O relatório aborda o impacto exercido por estas atividades sobre os jovens, os trabalhadores mais velhos e as pessoas com poucas qualificações.