Germany

Baden-Württemberg - ESF

Programme description

Baden-Württemberg in Germany designs its ESF operational programme to meet the employment and economic challenges the region is facing

Responding to future challenges is at the heart of the ESF operational programme (OP) for the State of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The OP was adopted by the Commission on 1 September 2014 and has a total envelope of EUR 520 million, of which 50 % is EU funded.

Unlocking potential

The OP for Baden-Württemberg aims to get as many of its citizens into work, including the long-term unemployed and those who have been inactive for some time. Measures are also planned to boost education and address poverty and social exclusion.

The OP focuses on three priority axes:

  • Close on half of the funding (46 %) will be dedicated to projects for sustainable and high-quality jobs and mobility, and will benefit some 90 000 people. This will involve bringing the long-term unemployed into the labour market, bringing young jobseekers into vocational training and boosting the skills of SME employees. Novel approaches, such as part-time apprenticeships, will be funded.
  • Combating poverty and promoting social inclusion are priorities. For those with fewer opportunities and less qualifications, funding will help them to find their feet, acquire relevant qualifications and enter the labour market. Some 15 000 people are expected to benefit from measures tailored to their personal circumstances by local and municipal projects.
  • People from all walks of life and all age groups are targeted in the third priority – education. Around 18 000 people are expected to benefit from projects on lifelong learning for older people and workers, and guidance to help school-leavers find work or training opportunities. Personal coaching measures will help prevent school dropouts, while higher education institutions, such as universities, will develop new, work-related programmes. Moreover, female university researchers will get support in order to boost gender equality in higher education.

Baden-Württemberg has identified a future lack of skilled labour and growing skill mismatches as challenges to be addressed in order to maintain the region’s strong economic performance. The OP is designed to create the opportunities to meet these challenges.

Programme text

Operationelles Programm des ESF in Baden-Württemberg

Regions

Alb-Donau-Kreis

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

Baden-Baden, Stadtkreis

Biberach

Bodenseekreis

Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald

Böblingen

Calw

Emmendingen

Enzkreis

Esslingen

Freiburg

Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadtkreis

Freudenstadt

Göppingen

Heidelberg, Stadtkreis

Heidenheim

Heilbronn, Landkreis

Heilbronn, Stadtkreis

Hohenlohekreis

Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe, Landkreis

Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis

Konstanz

Ludwigsburg

Lörrach

Main-Tauber-Kreis

Mannheim, Stadtkreis

Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis

Ortenaukreis

Ostalbkreis

Pforzheim, Stadtkreis

Rastatt

Ravensburg

Rems-Murr-Kreis

Reutlingen

Rhein-Neckar-Kreis

Rottweil

Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis

Schwäbisch Hall

Sigmaringen

Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Stadtkreis

Tuttlingen

Tübingen

Tübingen, Landkreis

Ulm, Stadtkreis

Waldshut

Zollernalbkreis

Funds

ESF: 259,657,066.00 €

Thematic priorities

TA - Technical Assistance

TO10 - Education and training

TO8 - Employment and labour market

TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 519,314,133.00 €

Total EU contribution: 259,657,066.00 €

Managing Authority

Ministerium für Arbeit und Sozialordnung, Familie, Frauen und Senioren Baden-Württemberg

Schellingstraße 15

70174 Stuttgart

0711/123-0

http://www.esf-bw.de/esf/home/

Head of unit

CCI number: 2014DE05SFOP003