Social inclusion

EU Cohesion Policy supports the social inclusion of people with disabilities, younger and older workers, low-skilled workers, migrants and ethnic minorities such as the Roma, people who live in deprived areas, and women in the labour market. It supports the Europe 2020 Strategy, which aims to lift at least 20 million people out of the risk of poverty.

Social inclusion is one of the eleven priorities for Cohesion Policy in 2014-2020 ("thematic objective 9").

The Social Investment Package, adopted in 2013, outlines the reforms needed in Member States to secure more adequate and sustainable social policies through investing in people's skills and capabilities. It also delivers some key messages that should be taken into account when modernising social policies and adjusting them to the new challenges, including through European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds.


Thematic Objective 9: Social inclusion by Country for 2014-2020

Breakdown Of The Available Funds By Thematic Objective By MS For 2014-2020