País Vasco - ESF

Programme description

The programme “Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco” has a volume of €107.6 million, of which €54 come from the EU budget. It aims to improve the participation in the labour market, including the promotion of self-employment, improve the quality of employment and facilitate labour inclusion of the disadvantaged persons situation and unemployed people including long term unemployed (LTU). One of the main challenges the OP faces is to increase employment rates through the promotion of indefinite contracts, integrated pathways and fostering self-employment.

In addition, the OP foresees initiatives to improve the access to employment of those furthest away from the labour market, such as people with disabilities and those at risk of poverty or social exclusion, and to combat all sorts of discrimination.

Investments will focus on these main priorities:

  • 57% of the OP resources are allocated to strengthening employment and labour mobility
  • 37% of the OP budget will be dedicated to promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and any discrimination
  • 3.3% of the OP resources are foreseen for social innovation measures
  • 2.7% are earmarked for technical assistance

Expected impact:

  • Training activities aiming at improving employability should allow around 10,000 unemployed participants (including LTU) to obtain training in ICT, adequate training for employment in sectors with good employment forecast and to obtain official training certificates "certificados de profesionalidad"
  • Hiring incentives to promote stable employment or traineeships should allow 1255 unemployed participants (including LTU) to access the labour market
  • Individualised integrated pathways and hiring incentives should allow 8,218 disadvantaged participants and 1509 disabled persons to be employed
  • Start-up grants and hiring incentives for social economy enterprises should allow hiring 4,288 disabled participants and 182 unemployed participants (including LTU)
  • Social innovation projects should allow 180 unemployed participants (including LTU) in rural areas to be employed in technological sectors

Programme text

Programa Operativo del País Vasco FSE 2014-2020


País Vasco


ESF: 54,735,444.00 €

Thematic priorities

TA - Technical Assistance

TO8 - Employment and labour market

TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 108,878,214.00 €

Total EU contribution: 54,735,444.00 €

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: 2014ES05SFOP011