France

Employment and Social Inclusion - ESF

Programme description

Under the national Operational Programme for the implementation of the ESF in mainland France in the period 2014-2020 France will receive EUR 2.893 billion from the ESF to support employment, vocational training and social inclusion and reduce early school-leaving. This national programme will be supplemented by 22 regional programmes in metropolitan France and eight in the overseas departments and regions, to which the ESF will contribute EUR 2.883 billion.

ESF funding for France comes to a total of EUR 6.027 billion, including the EUR 620 million from the ESF to cofinance the Youth Employment Initiative programme and the national technical assistance programme. The ESF accounts for 41.7 % of the total cohesion policy funding awarded to France.

The ESF allocation for metropolitan France will be distributed among the following three priorities (excluding technical assistance):

  • EUR 454 million will be spent on unemployed and inactive persons, including young people in unemployment and those young people who are most disconnected from the labour market ('NEETs'), and also on supporting professional mobility, developing entrepreneurship and preventing early school-leaving.
  • EUR 707 million will be spent on anticipating change and securing career pathways by means of forward planning of jobs and skills, training for low-skilled workers, women and older people, training for workers made redundant, and encouraging businesses to commit to equal pay and opportunities.
  • EUR 1.634 million, or more than half of the ESF's allocation under the Operational Programme, will be spent on reducing poverty and promoting inclusion. These funds will be used mainly by local authorities, in particular departments and inter-municipality structures.

Programme text

Programme opérationnel national FSE pour l’Emploi et l’inclusion en Métropole

Regions

Alsace

Aquitaine

Auvergne

Basse-Normandie

Bourgogne

Bretagne

Centre

Champagne-Ardenne

Corse

Franche-Comté

Haute-Normandie

Languedoc-Roussillon

Limousin

Lorraine

Midi-Pyrénées

Nord - Pas-de-Calais

Pays de la Loire

Picardie

Poitou-Charentes

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Rhône-Alpes

Île de France

Funds

ESF: 2,893,824,983.00 €

Thematic priorities

TA - Technical Assistance

TO10 - Education and training

TO8 - Employment and labour market

TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 5,470,501,224.00 €

Total EU contribution: 2,893,824,983.00 €

Managing Authority

Délégué général à l'emploi et à la formation professionnelle

Square Max Hymans 7

F-75741 Paris Cedex 15

(33-1) 43 19 30 16 / 29 09

http://www.fse.gouv.fr

Head of unit

CCI number: 2014FR05SFOP001