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A new start for jobs and growth in Greece: Commission mobilises more than €35 billion from the EU budget (15/07/2015)

Two days after an agreement paving the way for a new support programme for Greece, the European Commission revealed plans today 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.

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.

Comissão Juncker disponibiliza mil milhões de euros para os jovens desempregados (04/02/2015)

A Comissão Juncker propôs hoje a disponibilização já este ano de mil milhões de euros provenientes da dotação da Iniciativa para o Emprego dos Jovens. Pretende-se assim multiplicar por 30 o pré-financiamento que os Estados-Membros recebem para dinamizar o emprego juvenil, a fim de chegar a 650 mil jovens e ajudá-los a entrar mais depressa no mercado de trabalho.

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

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

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

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.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Belgium 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 Belgium setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.

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.

European Social Fund: over 1 billion euros to boost growth and jobs in the Netherlands (19/09/2014)

The European Commission welcomes the adoption of the Dutch national Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund in the period 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.

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with The Netherlands on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 (22/08/2014)

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

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.

Comissão Europeia adota acordo de parceria com Portugal sobre a utilização dos Fundos Estruturais e de Investimento da UE em prol do crescimento e do emprego em 2014-2020 (30/07/2014)

A Comissão Europeia adotou um acordo de parceria com Portugal, no qual se define a estratégia para otimizar a utilização dos Fundos Europeus Estruturais e de Investimento da UE em todo o país.

Eficiência energética, emprego e PME são prioridades da política de coesão da UE para 2014-2020, refere novo relatório da Comissão (23/07/2014)

O 6.º Relatório da Comissão Europeia sobre Coesão Económica, Social e Territorial hoje publicado revela que a política de coesão da UE está a avançar na concretização dos objetivos de crescimento da estratégia Europa 2020, através da criação de postos de trabalho e da redução das disparidades em toda a 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.

Iniciativa para o Emprego dos Jovens: a Comissão e os Estados-Membros reúnem-se para acelerar a aplicação de um fundo específico de 6 mil milhões de euros (08/07/2014)

Os peritos da Comissão Europeia e os Estados-Membros reunir-se-ão para acelerar as modalidades de programação e aplicação prática da Iniciativa para o Emprego dos Jovens por ocasião de um seminário especial organizado pela Comissão Europeia, em Bruxelas, em 11 de julho.

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.

Integração dos ciganos: quadro da UE produz primeiros resultados (04/04/2014)

As ações concertadas empreendidas pela Comissão Europeia tornaram a integração dos ciganos um tema incontornável da agenda política europeia. De acordo com um novo relatório, hoje apresentado, sobre os progressos alcançados pelos Estados-Membros no âmbito do quadro da UE para as estratégias nacionais de integração dos ciganos, começam a observar-se lentamente os primeiros sinais de melhoria das suas condições de vida.

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.

Fundos estruturais e de investimento: Comissão promove o papel dos parceiros na programação e na utilização das verbas (07/01/2014)

A Comissão Europeia adotou hoje um conjunto de medidas destinadas a melhorar a consulta, a participação e o diálogo com os vários parceiros (designadamente as autoridades regionais, locais e urbanas, bem como outras autoridades públicas, sindicatos, entidades patronais, organizações não governamentais e organismos responsáveis pela promoção da inclusão social, da igualdade entre homens e mulheres e da não discriminação) nas fases de programação, implementação, acompanhamento e avaliação dos projetos financiados pelos fundos estruturais e de investimento europeus (ESIF).

Adoção do primeiro diploma legal da UE para a inclusão dos ciganos (09/12/2013)

Os 28 Estados-Membros da União Europeia comprometeram-se hoje a aplicar um conjunto de recomendações, proposto pela Comissão Europeia, que visa reforçar a integração económica e social das comunidades ciganas.

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.

Reorientar a política de coesão da UE para maximizar o impacto no crescimento e no emprego: A reforma em 10 pontos (19/11/2013)

A partir do orçamento da UE para 2014-2020 vão ser investidos, a título da política de coesão, 35 mil milhões de euros nos Estados-Membros e respetivas regiões e cidades, para dar cumprimento aos objetivos globais da União em matéria de crescimento e emprego e simultaneamente responder aos desafios das alterações climáticas, da dependência energética e da exclusão social.

Um bilião de euros para investir no futuro da Europa — quadro orçamental da UE para 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.

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.

Member States and regions must lose no time in preparing the next generation of EU programmes for growth (10/07/2013)

EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn has told Member States and regions there is no time to lose in planning the EU structural funds programmes for 2014-2020. The call to action comes after members of the European Parliament's Regional Development Committee adopted a series of reports that in principle agree a radical reform of Regional Policy.

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

Ciganos: Comissão insta os Estados-Membros a intensificarem os esforços para a integração (26/06/2013)

A Comissão Europeia instou os Estados-Membros a cumprirem os seus compromissos para garantir a igualdade e a fazerem mais para melhorar a integração económica e social dos 10 a 12 milhões de ciganos da Europa. Este apelo segue-se ao relatório intercalar da Comissão divulgado hoje, que revela que os Estados‑Membros devem fazer mais para aplicar as estratégias nacionais de integração de ciganos apresentadas no contexto do Quadro Europeu para as Estratégias Nacionais de Integração dos Ciganos.

Comissão apela a um novo consenso para conseguir que a economia volte a crescer (19/06/2013)

Emprego para os Jovens e Financiamento das PME na agenda do próximo Conselho Europeu

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

Política de coesão: aproveitar ao máximo os fundos da UE em prol do crescimento e do emprego - a Comissão aciona ajuda (21/05/2013)

A Comissão Europeia propôs hoje medidas para ajudar os países atingidos pela crise a utilizar os tão necessários fundos da UE. As medidas devem ajudar os Estados-Membros a combater o desemprego dos jovens, a apoiar as pequenas e médias empresas e a financiar os principais projetos de infraestruturas. Na ausência das medidas propostas, os investimentos da política de coesão em favor do crescimento poderão ser perdidos devido à falta de tempo para aplicar o dinheiro ou devido à dificuldade em encontrar cofinanciamento nacional e privado no contexto económico atual.

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

A política de coesão da União Europeia ajuda a vencer a crise e a gerar crescimento, afirma a Comissão no Relatório Estratégico de 2013 (18/04/2013)

A Comissão Europeia apresentou hoje uma panorâmica sobre a utilização dos Fundos Estruturais da UE nos Estados-Membros. O «Relatório estratégico» sobre a execução dos programas da política de coesão para o período de 2007-2013, reúne a informação disponibilizada pelos Estados-Membros, na maioria dos casos, até ao final de 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.

Comissão propõe regras para tornar realidade a Iniciativa para o Emprego dos Jovens (12/03/2013)

Na perspetiva do combate ao desemprego juvenil, a Comissão Europeia propôs medidas operacionais para a implementação da Iniciativa para o Emprego dos Jovens

Investimento social: Comissão insta Estados-Membros a privilegiar o crescimento e a coesão social (20/02/2013)

Investimento social: Comissão insta Estados-Membros a privilegiar o crescimento e a coesão social

CoR call for improvements to the planning and management of Structural Funds (03/12/2012)

CoR call for improvements to the planning and management of Structural Funds

Relatório da UE sobre a juventude apela a que se dê prioridade ao emprego e à inclusão social (11/09/2012)

O Relatório da UE sobre a juventude hoje publicado faz um apelo para que o emprego juvenil, a inclusão social, a saúde e o bem-estar dos jovens assumam cariz absolutamente prioritário na política europeia de juventude. O relatório, produzido de três em três anos pela Comissão, evidencia a necessidade de a UE e os Estados-Membros envidarem mais esforços para apoiar os jovens, que têm sido os mais afetados pela crise económica.

Comissão Europeia insta os Estados-Membros a aplicarem planos nacionais de integração dos ciganos (23/05/2012)

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).