Sachsen-Anhalt - ESF

Programme description

The operational programme for ESF spending in Saxony-Anhalt has a strong focus on helping disadvantaged groups improve their job prospects.

The ESF operational programme (OP) for the German region of Saxony-Anhalt is targeting support on jobs, entrepreneurs, disadvantaged groups and education – with a special focus on young people. The OP has a budget of EUR 765 million, of which EUR 612 million from the EU budget.

The main axes of the OP for Saxony-Anhalt are as follows:

  • Over 50% of funding is dedicated to promoting sustainable, high-quality employment and supporting labour mobility. Projects will help workers and enterprises adapt better to changing circumstances, for example through a continuous training scheme for SME employees. There is also a focus on diversity management aimed at several groups, such as women who are still under-represented in the workforce.
  • Some 20% of resources are earmarked for combating social exclusion, poverty and discrimination of all forms. Equal opportunities and active inclusion measures will boost the employability and engagement of disadvantaged groups and those on the edges of society. The particular needs of young jobseekers will be addressed to prevent them becoming marginalised.
  • In the field of education and training, the OP focuses on two investment priorities. Measures to reduce the incidence of early school-leaving will help more of the region’s young people obtain the qualifications they need for a good job. They will also promote equal access to quality education for all. In tertiary education, better standards and efficiency is sought in order to increase participation and course completion, especially among disadvantaged groups.

Saxony-Anhalt’s OP puts emphasis on the Youth Guarantee by contributing to the integration of young people into vocational training and employment. There is also a focus on using community-led development approaches to support education and training, SMEs and social enterprises.

Programme text

Operationelles Programm für den ESF des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt 2014 - 2020




ESF: 611,783,670.00 €

Thematic priorities

TA - Technical Assistance

TO10 - Education and training

TO8 - Employment and labour market

TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 765,086,732.00 €

Total EU contribution: 611,783,670.00 €

Managing Authority

Ministerium für Finanzen des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt

Editharing 40

39108 Magdeburg

+49 -(0)391 / 567 - 1466

Head of unit

CCI number: 2014DE05SFOP013