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The European Social Fund: Past, Present and Future

23/03/2017 - 24/03/2017

The 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the support of the European Commission, organises a conference on the future of the European Social Fund. Th event takes place in San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta on 23 and 24 March 2017.

The objective of the conference is to bring together European Social Fund (ESF) stakeholders, policy makers and practitioners to exchange views on the results, the role and the value added of the ESF, as well as on how to make the Fund more effective and efficient in the next programming period.

Starting from the lessons learnt and the current experience, the conference will explore: the role of the ESF in the economic governance process; simplification for beneficiaries and ESF authorities/stakeholders; partnership and collaboration; as well as measuring and delivering results. In addition, the conference will address the role of the ESF investment in enhancing human capital development, with a special focus on skills.

Video Message of Commissioner Thyssen

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