New Cohesion Policy - Ireland

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"With these proposals for cohesion policy, the Commission has taken a decisive step that will help the 27 Member States and their regions to address the challenges of the next decade. Ireland historically has acted as a beacon to other parts of the Union on how the intelligent use of EU resources for investment can transform the economy and the lives of citizens." Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu


Ireland Reaching out to Immigrants

Migrants may experience difficulties accessing appropriate employment and further integration to the society. The overall objective of the EPIC Programme co-funded by the European Social Fund, is to promote active inclusion, equal opportunities, active participation and to improve employability migrants.
The programme supports disadvantaged and vulnerable migrants and those distant from the labour market, to raise their skills and actively helps them to find employment and employment related training opportunities. These include amongst others language training, CV and cover letter preparation, interview skills, mentoring and opportunities for work placements to gain Irish work experience and a reference.
Over 2 950 people from 101 countries have benefitted since the programme was launched in 2008.
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