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 consultation seeks feedback from the direct stakeholders of the ESF during the 2007-2013 programming period in the 28 EU member states as well as of the wider public. It complements the analysis and findings of a series of thematic studies commissioned in the framework of the ESF ex-post evaluation.
The results of this consultation will be analysed and summarised in a synopsis report and will be reflected in the Staff Working Document presenting the results of the evaluation.
The public consultation is open until 27 April 2016.
This evaluation is required by Art. 49.3 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006. To fulfil this requirement the Commission has commissioned 3 thematic studies and one synthesis study. The corresponding intermediary and final reports are available here.