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More than 20,000 entrepreneurs have already benefited from loans and guarantees worth a total of €182 million under the European Progress Microfinance Facility, according to the latest European Commission report about the implementation of this financial instrument.
The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg.
The European Commission is meeting with the coordinators of 18 Youth Guarantee pilot projects at a seminar in Brussels today. The meeting will review achievements and lessons learned.
The European Commission has adopted the Danish national Operational Programme today for the implementation of the European Social Fund in the period 2014-2020.
The European Commission is looking for organisations to join the recently established structured dialogue group of experts on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).
Issue 37 of the Social Agenda focuses on the new European Social Fund and on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund 2014-2020.
The European Commission has adopted the first of 28 "Partnership Agreements" that set down the strategies in EU member states and regions for European Structural and Investment Funds.
The latest issue of Social Agenda highlights the need for a new approach to employment, social and inclusion policy to promote youth employment: a combination of urgent, highly targeted measures supporting young people directly and of longer term structural reforms.
A common set of standards to improve consultation, participation and dialogue with partners during the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) has been adopted today by the European Commission.
One day after the adoption of the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020, the European Parliament has today adopted the regulation on the European Social Fund (ESF) as well as the Common Provision Regulation for all European Structural and Investment Funds.