EU supports people who want to become self-employed or set up/develop a microenterprise (fewer than ten employees), particularly a social enterprise or are unemployed by increasing availability of microcredit – loans below € 25 000. - Video script (pdf - 163 KB)
The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a European-level financing instrument managed directly by the European Commission to support employment, social policy and labour mobility across the EU.
The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund provides targeted support to people losing their jobs because of major structural changes due to globalisation, e. - Video script (pdf - 199,37 KB)
The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) helps EU countries in addressing the basic needs of the most deprived people.
This animation video gives an overview of FEAD: what it is, what it does, how it works.
Today the European Commission has adopted a proposal to make 1 billion euro from the budget of the Youth Employment Initiative available already in 2015.
28/02/2011 - Opening of MICROSTART, the first Microcredit Agency in Belgium (Saint-Gilles- Brussels).
45 000 loans could be given over the next 8 years, specifically targeting the unemployed young people and people from disadvantage groups.
Europe’s specially designed recovery plan must help to relieve most of the social effects of the crisis.
In response to a constantly evolving labour market, the European Commission is taking concrete action through the launch of a new fund to protect workers from changing global trade patterns.