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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.

Young girl checking product list in a factory warehouse
04/10/2016

Commission report highlights progress of the Youth Guarantee and of the Youth Employment Initiative

Today, the European Commission adopted a Communication that highlights the main achievements of the Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) since their launch in 2013 and draws lessons on how to improve the EU and national efforts on deploying national Youth Guarantee schemes.

Adult students in class with a teacher helping one 05/07/2016

ESF Success story: Job-related language courses for migrants in Germany go national

On 1 July 2016 a major new initiative of the German Federal Government for job-related language courses for migrants entered into force.

First EU social finance deal in Europe, to support €33m for social enterprises in France 17/03/2016

First EU social finance deal in Europe, to support €33m for social enterprises in France

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Société financière de la NEF (la NEF) have signed the first Social Entrepreneurship guarantee agreement aimed at supporting more than 300 social enterprises in France under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).

Shoemaker cutting and shaping wood 22/07/2015

Almost 30 000 workers supported by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund during 2013 and 2014

During 2013-14, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) helped a total of 27 610 workers, who had been dismissed due to the economic crisis and the effects of globalisation, to find new job opportunities.


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