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Kitchen serving food in homeless shelter 31/07/2017

Fund for European aid to the most deprived helped 14 million people in 2015

The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) supports the most disadvantaged groups in society, by providing food, basic goods such as clothing, footwear and toiletries, or by organising social inclusion activities.

Signpost with the words 'Progress', 'EaSI', 'EURES', 'Social Enterprises' and 'Microfinance' 22/06/2017

Successful and inspiring projects financed by EaSI and its predecessors – Sixth Commission report

The European Commission published its sixth monitoring report in which it reviewed 18 projects in the fields of social protection and inclusion, employment, working conditions and European job mobility. These were funded under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) and its predecessor programmes PROGRESS and EURES.

Fingers tapping on a mobile phone 21/06/2017

Commission proposes €3.5 million from Globalisation Fund for former Microsoft Mobile Oy workers in Finland

The European Commission has proposed to provide Finland with €3.5 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1,000 former Microsoft Mobile Oy workers to find new jobs.

Commission support from Globalisation Fund for former coal miners in Spain 02/06/2017

Commission support from Globalisation Fund for former coal miners in Spain

The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €1 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help dismissed coal miners and young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) in the Spanish region Castilla y León to find new jobs.

Symbolic picture representing among other things several professions, education, science, arts, ... 11/04/2017

Commission welcomes OECD report on 'Getting Skills Right'

The report 'Getting Skills Right - Financial Incentives for Education and Training systems' was published yesterday by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Network cables connected in network switches in a server room 07/04/2017

Commission proposes €2.6 million from Globalisation Fund to support former Nokia workers in Finland

The European Commission has proposed to provide Finland with €2.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 821 former workers of Nokia Network Systems to find new jobs.

Logo of the 60 years' celebration of the European Social Fund (ESF) 23/03/2017

The European Social Fund celebrates its 60th anniversary: 6 decades of investment in people

The year 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the European Social Fund (ESF), Europe's oldest and main instrument to invest in people.

Hands holding coins from which a little plant is growing 22/12/2016

EIF and European Commission launch new capacity building initiative for micro-credit and social finance providers

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission are announcing a new initiative to help micro-credit and social enterprise finance providers develop their businesses under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).

Young man repairing a car in a garage 08/11/2016

Commission proposes 856,800 euros from Globalisation Fund to help former car workers in Spain

The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €856,800 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 250 former car workers in the Spanish community Comunidad Valenciana (Spain) to find new jobs.

Four clear bottles with a plant inside. The more coins a bottle contains the bigger the plants are. The left bottle contains no coins, the right bottle is full of coins.
03/11/2016

Over 100 agreements signed with microfinance providers since start of EU microfinance initiatives

More than EUR 1 billion has been mobilised to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states under the Progress Microfinance and the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programmes.


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