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Commission dedicates more funding to Roma integration (18/06/2015)

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

Cohesion Policy: Commission commits more than 66 billion euro to promote economic development across Europe (13/02/2015)

The European Commission has today adopted 40 new programmes under the European Cohesion Policy to support economic development and social cohesion across the European Union. An additional 10 programmes will be adopted before the end of this month. Together, these 50 programmes will be worth more than 66 billion euro.

Commissie-Juncker maakt 1 miljard euro vrij voor werkloze jongeren (04/02/2015)

De Europese Commissie stelt voor om nog in de loop van dit jaar 1 miljard euro uit het Jongerenwerkgelegenheidsinitiatief vrij te maken. Deze wijziging zal de voorfinanciering die lidstaten ontvangen om werkgelegenheid voor jongeren te bevorderen met 30 keer doen toenemen, zodat tot 650 000 jongeren kunnen worden gesteund en sneller aan werk kunnen worden geholpen.

Accelerated pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative: Questions and Answers (04/02/2015)

Avoiding a "Lost Generation": what (more) can the EU do tackle youth unemployment? (19/01/2015)

Marianne Thyssen - Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility - Closing speech at seminar on youth employment organised by Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the European Economic and Social Committee

Europees Sociaal Fonds: 1 miljard euro voor banen en sociale inclusie in Vlaanderen (28/11/2014)

De Europese Commissie heeft vandaag het Vlaamse operationeel programma voor de uitvoering van het Europees Sociaal Fonds (ESF) voor 2014-2020 goedgekeurd.

European Social Fund: more than EUR 1 billion for employment and social inclusion in Bulgaria (28/11/2014)

The European Commission has today adopted the Bulgarian Operational Programme "Human Resource Development" for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in the period 2014-2020.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Croatia on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (30/10/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Croatia setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Slovenia on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (30/10/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Slovenia setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Spain on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (30/10/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Spain setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Italy on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (29/10/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Italy setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Malta on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (29/10/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Malta setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

Europese Commissie keurt partnerschapsovereenkomst met België goed voor het gebruik van de Europese structuur- en investeringsfondsen voor groei en banen in de periode 2014-2020 (29/10/2014)

De Europese Commissie heeft een partnerschapsovereenkomst met België goedgekeurd waarin de strategie voor het optimaal gebruik van de Europese structuur- en investeringsfondsen in het hele land is bepaald.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with the United Kingdom on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (29/10/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with the United Kingdom setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Luxembourg on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (29/10/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Luxembourg setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Sweden on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (29/10/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Sweden setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

Speech: Cohesion and convergence in Europe (24/10/2014)

Lecture at the Warsaw School of Economics by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

European Social Fund: €2.6 billion to boost employment and social inclusion in Germany (21/10/2014)

The European Commission has today adopted the German federal Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in the period 2014-2020.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Austria on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (17/10/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Austria setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

European Social Fund: EUR 2.9 billion for growth and employment in metropolitan France (10/10/2014)

The European Commission has today adopted the French national Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in mainland France in the period 2014-2020.

MEMO: The EU Youth Guarantee (08/10/2014)

Questions and answers

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Finland on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (07/10/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Finland setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

Europees Sociaal Fonds: meer dan 1 miljard euro om groei en werkgelegenheid in Nederland te stimuleren (19/09/2014)

De Europese Commissie is verheugd over de goedkeuring van het Nederlandse nationaal operationeel programma voor de uitvoering van het Europees Sociaal Fonds voor de periode 2014-2020.

Statement on Roll-out of the Youth Employment Initiative (17/09/2014)

László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Parliament plenary session

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Hungary on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (29/08/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Hungary setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with the Czech Republic on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (26/08/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with the Czech Republic setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

Europese Commissie keurt partnerschapsovereenkomst met Nederland goed voor het gebruik van de Europese structuur- en investeringsfondsen voor groei en banen in de periode 2014-2020 (22/08/2014)

De Europese Commissie heeft een partnerschapsovereenkomst met Nederland goedgekeurd waarin de strategie voor het optimaal gebruik van de Europese structuur- en investeringsfondsen in het hele land is bepaald.

The European Commission adopts a "partnership agreement" with France on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs over the period 2014‑2020 (08/08/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "partnership agreement" with France setting out the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions and cities for 2014-2020.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Bulgaria on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (07/08/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Bulgaria setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

European Social Fund: 400 million euros to boost growth and jobs in Denmark (05/08/2014)

The European Commission has adopted today the Danish national Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund in the period 2014-2020.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Portugal on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (30/07/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Portugal setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

Energie-efficiëntie, werkgelegenheid en kmo's centraal in het cohesiebeleid van de EU voor 2014‑2020, zo blijkt uit nieuw verslag van de Europese Commissie (23/07/2014)

Uit het vandaag gepubliceerde zesde verslag over de economische, sociale en territoriale cohesie blijkt dat het cohesiebeleid van de EU bijdraagt tot de verwezenlijking van de groeidoelstellingen van de Europa 2020‑strategie door het scheppen van banen en het verminderen van ongelijkheden in Europa.

Youth Employment Initiative: €1.1 billion of EU money to tackle youth unemployment in Italy (11/07/2014)

The European Commission has adopted today the national Operational Programme for the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) in Italy.

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission and Member States meet to speed up implementation of €6bn euro dedicated fund (08/07/2014)

Experts from the European Commission and Member States are meeting in Brussels on 11th July to accelerate the programming arrangements and practical implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative at a special seminar organised by the Commission.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Slovakia on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (20/06/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Slovakia for the period 2014-2020, setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions and cities.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Cyprus on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (20/06/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Cyprus setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in tackling the crisis and encouraging growth for the benefit of the country and its people.

Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreements’ with Baltic States for EU Structural and Investment Funds, 2014-20 (20/06/2014)

The European Commission has adopted the "Partnership Agreements" with the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds to benefit the countries' regions and people.

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission adopts first programme with France to use €620 million to tackle unemployment (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.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Poland on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (23/05/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Poland setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions, cities and people. Today’s agreement paves the way for investing €77.6 billion in total Cohesion Policy funding over 2014-2020 (in current prices, including European Territorial Cooperation funding), which is the biggest national allocation among the EU’s 28 Member States.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Greece on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (23/05/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Greece setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions and cities for 2014-2020. Today’s agreement paves the way for Greece's return to recovery and growth, and its transformation into a productive economy. It sets out how €15.52 billion in total Cohesion Policy funding in current prices and €4.2 billion for rural development to be invested in the country’s real economy.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Germany on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (22/05/2014)

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Germany setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions and cities. Today’s agreement paves the way for € 19.2 billion (current prices including European Territorial Cooperation funding) in total Cohesion Policy funding and €8.3 billion for rural development to be invested in the country’s real economy.

European Commission adopts EU's first ‘Partnership Agreement’ on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (05/05/2014)

The European Commission has adopted the first of 28 "Partnership Agreements" that set down the strategies in EU member states and regions for European Structural and Investment Funds. Today’s agreement was signed with Denmark and will pave the way for €553 million (current prices) in total Cohesion Policy funding and €629 million for rural development to be invested in the country’s real economy.

Integratie van Roma: eerste resultaten van het EU-kader (04/04/2014)

De Europese Commissie heeft via gecoördineerd optreden de integratie van de Roma over heel Europa hoog op de politieke agenda geplaatst. Vandaag is een verslag gepresenteerd over de vooruitgang die de lidstaten hebben geboekt binnen het EU-kader voor de nationale strategieën voor integratie van de Roma. Volgens dat verslag worden de eerste tekenen van verbetering voor het leven van de Roma langzaam zichtbaar.

ESF and the Youth Employment Initiative: vital instruments for a job rich recovery (05/02/2014)

The ESF plays a fundamental role in supporting Member States' investment in human capital and thereby in strengthening the competitiveness of the European economy as it is emerging from the crisis

European Social Fund: conference to promote more effective and efficient implementation in 2014-2020 (05/02/2014)

To ensure an efficient and effective use of the more than €70 billion (more than €80 billion in current prices) available to Member States from the ESF in the 2014-2020 period, the European Commission, together with the Greek Presidency of the EU's Council of Ministers, is bringing together policy makers and ESF stakeholders at a conference in Brussels on 6-7 February.

Structuur- en investeringsfondsen: de Commissie geeft partners een grotere rol bij planning en uitgaven (07/01/2014)

De Europese Commissie heeft vandaag een gemeenschappelijke reeks normen goedgekeurd ter verbetering van raadpleging, participatie en dialoog met partners zoals regionale, lokale, stedelijke en andere autoriteiten, vakbonden, werkgevers, niet-gouvernementele organisaties en organen die verantwoordelijk zijn voor het bevorderen van sociale inclusie, gendergelijkheid en non-discriminatie, bij de planning, uitvoering, monitoring en evaluatie van projecten die gefinancierd worden door de Europese structuur- en investeringsfondsen (ESIF).

Eerste EU-rechtsinstrument voor Roma-integratie vastgesteld (09/12/2013)

Alle 28 lidstaten van de Europese Unie hebben vandaag toegezegd een pakket aanbevelingen te zullen uitvoeren om de economische en sociale integratie van de Roma-gemeenschappen te verbeteren.

Free movement of people: five actions to benefit citizens, growth and employment in the EU (25/11/2013)

The joint responsibility of Member States and the EU institutions to uphold EU citizens' rights to live and work in another EU country is underlined in a policy paper just adopted by the European Commission. To support Member States' efforts to do so, the Commission's paper outlines five concrete actions to strengthen the right to free movement, while helping Member States to reap the positive benefits it brings.

EU Cohesion Policy: Commission welcomes European Parliament's support for fundamental reforms (20/11/2013)

Johannes Hahn and László Andor, European Commissioners for Regional Policy and for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion respectively, have warmly welcomed the European Parliament's vote today to endorse reform of Cohesion Policy. The Parliament gave its consent to new rules that refocus investment in the real economy, on key areas to create jobs and foster growth.

Heroriëntatie EU-cohesiebeleid voor optimaal effect op groei en werkgelegenheid: de hervorming in tien punten (19/11/2013)

Binnen de EU-begroting voor 2014-2020 zal in het kader van het cohesiebeleid 325 miljard EUR worden geïnvesteerd in de Europese lidstaten, regio’s en steden. Daarmee wil de EU haar doelstellingen op het gebied van groei en werkgelegenheid bereiken en klimaatverandering, energie-afhankelijkheid en sociale uitsluiting aanpakken.

Eén biljoen euro om te investeren in Europa's toekomst – het begrotingskader van de EU voor 2014-2020 (19/11/2013)

Het Europees Parlement heeft vandaag het meerjarig financieel kader (MFK) van de EU voor 2014-2020 goedgekeurd. Hiermee is de weg geëffend voor een definitieve goedkeuring door de Raad in de komende weken.

Employment: Commission urges Member States to urgently implement Youth Guarantee to help young jobless (12/11/2013)

Now is the time for Member States to put in place the structural reforms and infrastructure to make the Youth Guarantee a reality as soon as possible. This was the message to Member States from European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor to the high-level conference on youth unemployment hosted by French President Fançois Hollande in Paris on 12 November.

EU measures to tackle youth unemployment (08/11/2013)

What is the current situation and what is the EU doing?

Youth Guarantee: Commission works with Member States to prepare for immediate implementation (17/10/2013)

The European Commission and Member States are meeting to discuss the practical implementation of the Youth Guarantee at a seminar organised by the Commission in La Hulpe, Belgium on 17-18 October. The event forms part of an on-going programme set up by the Commission to help Member States design and develop their national Youth Guarantee schemes, which also includes technical support and financial assistance.

The role of the European Social Model (25/09/2013)

Speech by Commissioner Andor / Joint seminar on "The European Social Model: Key driver for competitiveness" organised by European Parliament, Cedefop, EU-OSHA, ETF and Eurofound / Brussels

Commission approves Croatia’s plan for EU cohesion policy investment of 450m euro to deliver growth and jobs (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.

Lidstaten en regio's moeten vaart maken met voorbereidingen nieuwe EU‑programma's voor groei (10/07/2013)

Johannes Hahn, de EU-commissaris voor Regionaal Beleid, heeft de lidstaten en regio's opgeroepen vaart te maken met de planning van de EU-structuurfondsprogramma's voor 2014-2020. De aanleiding hiervoor was de goedkeuring van een reeks verslagen over een radicale hervorming van het regionaal beleid van de EU door de leden van de Commissie regionale ontwikkeling van het Europees Parlement.

New cohesion policy: MEPs approve €325 billion investment tool for EU regions (10/07/2013)

New rules for investing €325 billion in regional development projects across the EU in 2014-2020 were approved by the Regional Development Committee on Wednesday. This funding - roughly a third of the EU budget - will boost local growth and job creation.

Towards a greater result orientation of ESF investments (05/07/2013)

Speech by Commissioner Andor / International Evaluation Conference – Cohesion Policy 2014-2020: towards evidence based programming an evaluation / Vilnius

Roma: Commissie roept lidstaten op om meer te doen aan integratie (26/06/2013)

De Europese Commissie roept de lidstaten op om eerdere toezeggingen na te komen. De EU-landen moeten gelijke behandeling waarborgen en meer doen om de economische en sociale integratie van de tien tot twaalf miljoen Roma in Europa te verbeteren. Deze oproep sluit aan bij het voortgangsverslag dat de Commissie vandaag heeft uitgebracht. Daaruit blijkt namelijk dat er ruimte voor verbetering is bij de uitvoering van de nationale strategieën die de lidstaten hebben ingediend overeenkomstig het EU-kader voor de nationale strategieën voor integratie van de Roma.

Commissie wil een nieuwe consensus om de economie opnieuw te laten groeien (19/06/2013)

Jeugdwerkgelegenheid en financiering kmo's ter tafel voor de volgende Europese Raad

Youth employment: EU support for apprenticeship and traineeship schemes (07/06/2013)

The importance of good quality apprenticeships and traineeships in the transition from education to work and for implementing the Youth Guarantee was the main focus of a conference hosted by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in Brussels on 5-6th June.

EU measures to tackle youth unemployment (28/05/2013)

MEMO - overview of EU actions to tackle youth unemployment

Cohesion Policy: getting the most from EU Funds for growth and jobs - Commission moves to help (21/05/2013)

Measures to help crisis-hit countries to use much needed EU funds have been proposed today by the European Commission. The measures would help these Member States to tackle youth unemployment, to support small and medium sized business and to pay for key infrastructure projects. In the absence of this proposed measure, Cohesion Policy investments for growth could be lost because of a lack of time to spend the money or because of the difficulty of finding national and private co-finance in the current economic climate.

Speech by Commissioner Andor: Investing in people is the best investment we can make (03/05/2013)

Irish Presidency Conference on the Social Investment Package

Cohesiebeleid EU helpt crisis te doorstaan en bevordert economische groei (18/04/2013)

De Europese Commissie heeft vandaag een overzicht gepresenteerd van de werking van EU-structuurfondsen in de lidstaten. Het "strategische rapport" over de uitvoering van de cohesiebeleidprogramma’s voor de periode 2007-2013 bundelt beschikbare informatie uit de verschillende lidstaten, in de meeste gevallen tot eind 2011.

Speech by Commissioner Andor: Harnessing everyone's skills and talents as a way out of the crisis (18/04/2013)

Job Expo Fair Conference / Nitra (Slovakia)

International Roma Day: Commission calls for decisive action to further Roma integration (08/04/2013)

To mark International Roma Day, the European Commission has underlined the need for further efforts by the Member States to improve the situation for Roma communities in Europe.

Commissie stelt regels voor om Jeugdwerkgelegenheidsinitiatief tot werkelijkheid te maken (12/03/2013)

De Europese Commissie heeft operationele regels voorgesteld om ter bestrijding van de jeugdwerkloosheid het Jeugdwerkgelegenheidsinitiatief uit te voeren

Sociale investeringen: Commissie spoort lidstaten aan tot meer nadruk op groei en sociale samenhang (20/02/2013)

Sociale investeringen: Commissie spoort lidstaten aan tot meer nadruk op groei en sociale samenhang

Structuurfondsen moeten beter gepland en beheerd worden, zegt CvdR (03/12/2012)

Structuurfondsen moeten beter gepland en beheerd worden, zegt CvdR

EU-Jeugdverslag: werkgelegenheid en sociale integratie moeten topprioriteit worden (11/09/2012)

In het vandaag gepubliceerde Jeugdverslag van de EU wordt een oproep gedaan om werkgelegenheid voor jongeren, sociale integratie, gezondheid en het welzijn van jongeren tot topprioriteiten in het Europese jeugdbeleid te maken. Het verslag, dat elke drie jaar door de Commissie wordt opgesteld, benadrukt dat de EU en de lidstaten de jongeren meer steun moeten verlenen, omdat zij het meest te lijden hebben van de economische crisis.

Europese Commissie dringt bij lidstaten aan op uitvoering nationale plannen voor Roma-integratie (23/05/2012)

Europese Commissie dringt bij lidstaten aan op uitvoering nationale plannen voor Roma-integratie

Commission proposes one programming tool for all structural funds (14/03/2012)

Following the Cohesion Policy proposals of 6th October, and in order to help Member States with their preparations for the next programming period the Commission has today presented the "Common Strategic Framework" (CSF).