European Social Fund (ESF)
The ESF sets out to improve employment and job opportunities in the European Union. It intervenes in the framework of the Convergence and Regional Competitiveness and Employment objectives.
The ESF supports actions in Member States in the following areas:
- adapting workers and enterprises: lifelong learning schemes, designing and spreading innovative working organisations;
- access to employment for job seekers, the unemployed, women and migrants;
- social integration of disadvantaged people and combating discrimination in the job market;
- strengthening human capital by reforming education systems and setting up a network of teaching establishments.
To find out more: see the European Social Fund rules (PDF, 121KB) and the ESF website
Telecentre for immigrants (Belgium)