La Rioja - ESF

Programme description

The Operational Programme (OP) 2014-2020 for the region of Rioja represents a total investment of € 22 million, of which € 11 million from the EU budget. To address regional and national challenges, the programme has these main objectives:
  • Promoting entrepreneurship and keeping talented human capital in the region.
  • Fighting high unemployment, with a focus on people over 45 years old, young people as well people with low educational achievements.
  • Reduction of difficulties in accessing to the labour market for disadvantaged groups and fighting social and labour market exclusion.

Measures foreseen under the OP should increase the employment rate and improve the chances of job seekers of finding employment. They will also facilitate the acquisition of employment-relevant skills and qualifications, mainly for early school leavers, and increase labour mobility, either in Spain or abroad to help people gain professional experience.

Co-financed projects will seek to improve the employability of those furthest away from the labour market, mainly through activation in integrated pathways for social and labour integration.

Other planned initiatives aim at contributing to the increase of skills and education attainment of the population, mainly among those less educated, and at promoting dual vocational training in order to better involve businesses in education.

Expected results

  • Participation of almost 7,000 unemployed persons in projects that will improve their situation
  • Provision of training to almost 4,000 employed persons
  • Participation of 8,600 persons in situation or at risk of exclusion
  • Almost 1,400 school leavers to be enrolled in compulsory education again
  • More than 500 participants in dual vocational training


La Rioja


ESF: 11,359,424.00 €

Thematic priorities

TA - Technical Assistance

TO10 - Education and training

TO8 - Employment and labour market

TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 22,718,848.00 €

Total EU contribution: 11,359,424.00 €

Managing Authority

Ministry of Employment and Social Security - Unidad Administradora del Fondo Social Europeo (UAFSE)

C/Pío Baroja, 6

E-28009 MADRID

+34 -91 / 363 - 18 00


Head of unit

CCI number: 2014ES05SFOP001