Alsace - ESF

Programme description

The Alsace region in France will use ESF funding to boost education, skills and qualifications; as well as supporting new enterprises and the social economy.

The ESF operational programme (OP) for the Alsace region in France will target higher employment among young people and those facing obstacles to getting work. To achieve this, the OP’s planned investments focus on enterprise creation, supporting social enterprises and ensuring widespread access to vocational and lifelong training opportunities.

The OP has a budget of EUR 92 million to invest in three areas:

  • Increasing employment by supporting new enterprises with training and consulting measures. The aim is to provide support to businesses from the time they are created and through the various early phases of development until they are safely sustainable. New business start-ups, or takeovers, by unemployed people and workers are targeted.
  • Promoting a social economy in Alsace through developing innovative micro-projects, training opportunities and supporting disadvantaged groups. Creating jobs through new social enterprise initiatives is a primary objective as a means to improving social inclusion.
  • Some 77% of the total budget will be spent on improving people’s qualifications and providing access to lifelong learning opportunities. Young people are a key target group, and measures will support training and counselling to help reintegrate those with few or no qualifications back into education. Apprenticeships will be developed as a pathway to skills and employment. Other priority targets are jobseekers, the long-term unemployed, seniors and those with particular training needs. The OP will also support innovative projects targeting employed people to complement initiatives supported by the national ESF OP.
  • Alsace has set specific targets for its ESF measures: 90% of new enterprises should survive the first three years and employ over 3200 by 2023; 1100 participants in social economy measures; and an increase of over 10 000 young people staying in education and training, again by 2023.

ESF investment will be complemented by initiatives within the framework of the national ESF OP, which will invest around EUR 77 million in Alsace to support access to employment, adaptation of workers, enterprises and entrepreneurs to change, active social inclusion, and reducing and preventing early school leaving.

Programme text

Programme opérationnel FSE Alsace 2014-2020




ESF: 46,252,510.00 €

Thematic priorities

TA - Technical Assistance

TO10 - Education and training

TO8 - Employment and labour market

TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 92,505,020.00 €

Total EU contribution: 46,252,510.00 €

Managing Authority

President of Region Alsace

1 place Adrien Zeller - BP 91006


03 88 15 67 41

Head of unit

CCI number: 2014FR05SFOP002