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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.

Junckerkommissionen satsar 1 miljard euro på jobb åt unga (04/02/2015)

EU-kommissionen föreslår att 1 miljard euro från sysselsättningsinitiativet för unga ska betalas ut redan i år. Det innebär att EU-länderna kan få 30 gånger mer pengar i förskott för att hjälpa upp till 650 000 ungdomar att få jobb.

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.

EU-kommissionen och Sverige sluter partnerskapsavtal om tillväxt och sysselsättning (29/10/2014)

Europeiska kommissionen har antagit ett partnerskapsavtal med Sverige där man fastställer strategin för hur EU:s struktur- och investeringsfonder ska användas på bästa sätt i hela landet.

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

EU-kommissionen sluter avtal med Finland om tillväxt och sysselsättning (07/10/2014)

Europeiska kommissionen har antagit ett så kallat partnerskapsavtal med Finland där man fastställer strategin för hur EU:s struktur- och investeringsfonder ska användas på bästa sätt i hela landet.

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.

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.

Energieffektivitet, sysselsättning samt små och medelstora företag i fokus för EU:s sammanhållningspolitik 2014–2020 (23/07/2014)

Europeiska kommissionens sjätte rapport om den ekonomiska, sociala och territoriella sammanhållningen som offentliggjordes idag visar att EU:s sammanhållningspolitik ger resultat i fråga om målen i Europa 2020-strategin, eftersom den skapar arbetstillfällen och minskar skillnaderna inom 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.

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. The first signs of improvement in the lives of Roma are slowly starting to show, says a new report unveiled today on Member States' progress achieved under the EU Framework for national Roma strategies.

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.

Struktur- och investeringsfonderna: Större inflytande för samarbetspartnerna (07/01/2014)

I dag har EU-kommissionen antagit gemensamma standarder för att förbättra samråd, deltagande och dialog med sina samarbetspartner. Det gäller bland annat regionala och lokala myndigheter, stadsförvaltningar, fackföreningar, arbetsgivare, icke-statliga organisationer och organ för social delaktighet, jämställdhet och icke-diskriminering. Standarderna gäller planering, genomförande, tillsyn och utvärdering av projekt som finansieras av de europeiska struktur- och investeringsfonderna.

EU:s första rättsliga instrument för integrering av romer (09/12/2013)

EU:s alla 28 medlemsländer förband sig i dag att genomföra ett antal rekommendationer som föreslagits av EU-kommissionen. Syftet är att förbättra den ekonomiska och sociala integreringen av romer.

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.

Ny sammanhållningspolitik för mer tillväxt och jobb: omställningen i tio punkter (19/11/2013)

I EU:s budget för 2014-2020 omfattar sammanhållningspolitiken investeringar på 325 miljarder euro i EU:s regioner och städer för att nå målen om tillväxt och sysselsättning och motverka klimatförändringar, energiberoende och social utestängning.

1 biljon euro investeras i Europas framtid – EU:s budgetram 2014–2020 (19/11/2013)

I dag röstade Europaparlamentet för EU:s fleråriga budgetram för åren 2014–2020. Europaparlamentets samtycke banar väg för rådets slutliga godkännande under de kommande veckorna.

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.

Medlemsstaterna och regionerna måste utan dröjsmål förbereda nästa generations EU-program för tillväxt (10/07/2013)

EU-kommissionären med ansvar för regionalpolitiken, Johannes Hahn, har uppmanat medlemsstaterna och regionerna att utan dröjsmål börja planera EU:s strukturfondsprogram för 2014–2020. Uppmaningen kommer efter att medlemmarna i Europaparlamentets utskott för regional utveckling har antagit ett antal rapporter där man i princip är överens om en radikal reform av regionalpolitiken.

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

Romer: kommissionen uppmanar medlemsstaterna att påskynda insatserna för integrering (26/06/2013)

Europeiska kommissionen har uppmanat medlemsstaterna att fullgöra sina åtaganden om att sörja för jämlikhet och göra mer för att förbättra den ekonomiska och sociala integreringen av Europas 10–12 miljoner romer. Uppmaningen ges med anledning av kommissionens lägesrapport som har offentliggjorts idag. Den visar att medlemsstaterna måste bli bättre på att genomföra de nationella strategier för integrering av romer som de lämnat in i enlighet med EU-ramen för nationella strategier för integrering av romer.

Kommissionen efterlyser ett nytt samförstånd för att få ekonomin att växa igen (19/06/2013)

Ungdomsarbetslöshet och finansiering av små och medelstora företag finns på agendan vid nästa möte i Europeiska rådet

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

Rapport från kommissionen: sammanhållningspolitiken skapar tillväxt och hjälper oss ur krisen (18/04/2013)

EU-kommissionen lägger i dag fram en rapport om hur EU:s strukturfonder fungerat. Rapporten om de sammanhållningspolitiska programmen 2007–2013 bygger på uppgifter från EU-länderna, mestadels fram till slutet av 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.

EU-kommissionen går vidare med sysselsättningsinitiativet för ungdomar (12/03/2013)

EU-kommissionen föreslår praktiska regler för sysselsättningsinitiativet för ungdomar

Kommissionen uppmanar EU-länderna att inrikta sig på social investering för tillväxt och social sammanhållning (20/02/2013)

Kommissionen uppmanar EU-länderna att inrikta sig på social investering för tillväxt och social sammanhållning

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

EU:s ungdomsrapport – sysselsättning och social inkludering måste prioriteras (11/09/2012)

Enligt EU:s ungdomsrapport som släpps i dag bör ungdomspolitiken i EU främst satsa på ökad sysselsättning, social inkludering samt hälsa och välbefinnande. Rapporten, som kommissionen tar fram vart tredje år, understryker att EU och medlemsländerna måste göra mer för att hjälpa de unga, som har drabbats hårdast av den ekonomiska krisen.

EU-kommissionen uppmanar medlemsländerna att genomföra sina nationella strategier för integrering av romer (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).