European Social Fund

Discover the ESF

Since 1957 the ESF has helped millions of Europeans to get jobs, acquire new skills and find better jobs. Learn about the ESF: what it does, how it helps and who it benefits. Read more

ESF in Member States

The EU Member States and regions manage ESF funds, to deal with the diverse employment challenges they face. This section gives access to Member State ESF operational programmes, their priorities, their funding and their successes.