Castilla-La Mancha - ESF

Programme description

The programme for Castilla-La Mancha has a volume of € 237 million, of which €189 million from the EU budget. Its main objectives are rooted in guiding principles that include active inclusion implementation strategies, the inclusion of the most disadvantaged into the social economy with a continuous focus on the gender perspective and an integrated approach encompassing both a participative framework for the design of local development strategies and a complementary approach involving synergies between other ESF programmes and the ERDF. Moreover, measures to be developed in this programme will respond to the horizontal principle of equality of treatment, accessibility and gender equality.

Overall, the programme and its planned measures aim to contribute to addressing the needs and challenges in the region of Castilla-La Mancha:

  • Reducing unemployment and increasing activity.

  • Supporting entrepreneurship and self-employment.

  • Increasing human capital and improving their capacities.

  • Supporting people and geographical areas at higher risk of discrimination or social exclusion.

Expected impact

  • Increase employment opportunities amongst the most disadvantaged groups, stimulate and increase entrepreneurship, as well as increase the labour market participation of women in those sectors with a low female representation.

  • Improve the employability of those further away from the labour market through integrated pathways for social and labour integration and by promoting employment measures as the means to combat social exclusion.

  • Reduce the levels of early school leaving through personalised support and projects in specialised centres to motivate and encourage pupils at risk as well as increase the quality of and participation levels in vocational training.

Programme text

Programa Operativo Fondo Social Europeo 2014-2020 de Castilla-La Mancha


Castilla-La Mancha


ESF: 189,444,499.00 €

Thematic priorities

TA - Technical Assistance

TO10 - Education and training

TO8 - Employment and labour market

TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 236,805,624.00 €

Total EU contribution: 189,444,499.00 €

Managing Authority

Ministry of Employment and Social Security - Unidad Administradora del Fondo Social Europeo (UAFSE)

C/Pío Baroja, 6

E-28009 MADRID

+34 -91 / 363 - 18 00

Head of unit

CCI number: 2014ES05SFOP015