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Commissioner's visit spotlights ex-offenders leaving criminality behind for good

A visit by Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights on 28 November 2022, highlighted how the European Social Fund (ESF) supports ex-offenders in overcoming their criminal history and making a fresh start.

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The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) is the European Union (EU)’s main instrument for investing in people. With a budget of almost € 99.3 billion for the period 2021-2027, the ESF+ will continue to provide an important contribution to the EU’s employment, social, education and skills policies, including structural reforms in these areas.