This report presents examples of projects and organisations across Europe dealing with social protection, social inclusion, employment and labour mobility. All selected project were supported by the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) as well as its predecessors, the EURES and PROGRESS programmes.
This leaflet contains useful information on the support that the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme offers to financial intermediaries providing finance to social enterprises or microloans to entrepreneurs. Find out more about the different instruments available and how to apply. The leaflet is available in English, French and German in print and online.
This brochure describes how the European Social Fund (ESF) supports people who may otherwise not get the opportunity to attend training, obtain qualifications and get good jobs. Due to its size and scope, the Fund has a big influence on the labour market and society at large. In some countries, around 90% of the actual expenditure for labour market measures comes from the ESF. The Fund is the EU’s main tool for meeting its targets for increasing employment, reducing poverty and improving educational achievement across the Union. The publication explains how the ESF works, and presents results obtained so far from the 2007-2013 funding period and some true-life examples of how it has helped some of the millions of people it supports every year.
The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) offers assistance to some of the most vulnerable persons in the EU – every year, it helps over 10 million people. The assistance may take the form of food, clothing and other essentials, accompanied by advice, counselling or other help to re-integrate into society. The FEAD may also finance stand-alone social inclusion activities for the most deprived persons, which are designed to strengthen people’s skills and capacities so that they can overcome difficulties or discrimination they face in everyday life.
This catalogue presents 28 case studies of Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) implementation across the European Union and encompasses a range of initiatives related to the organisation of food and material assistance schemes, accompanying measures and social inclusion initiatives as well as the manner in which FEAD initiatives can potentially complement other EU-funded (e.g. ESF) programmes.The catalogue is one of several outputs deriving from knowledge-sharing activities of the FEAD Network in 2016. This community of practice has been established by the European Commission to allow all stakeholders and partner organisations to share tools, ideas and resources that can help with the delivery of FEAD-funded initiatives.