Emilia-Romagna - ESF

Programme description

Emilia-Romagna will invest ESF funding in measures to boost the skills and employability of its more disadvantaged citizens.

The ESF operational programme (OP) for the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna addresses key challenges and priorities in the area of employment and social inclusion.

With a budget of EUR 786 million the OP has five priority areas for funding:

  • The long-term unemployed and those facing obstacles to finding jobs will benefit from measures – including local actions – to boost access to employment.
  • Young people, especially those seeking work and not in training, will benefit from sustainable integration measures to help them gain qualifications and secure a job. There will also be a focus on young people at risk of social exclusion and from marginalised communities.
  • Workers, entrepreneurs and companies will be helped to prepare for and embrace future labour conditions. Measures will help them adapt to changing markets and preserve employability and jobs.
  • Measures for social inclusion will promote equal opportunities and combat poverty and discrimination. Broad participation will be encouraged, with the aim of raising skills and employability among at-risk groups.
  • Making education and training systems and opportunities more relevant to the labour market will help raise employability. Identifying relevant skills, adapting curricula and developing work-based learning will be promoted, including day-release and apprentice schemes.

The OP is designed to strengthen the position of the unemployed, inactive and those far-removed from the labour market, with a focus on young people. Wider opportunities to raise skill-levels and qualifications relevant to industry are the means chosen to achieve this.

Programme text

Regione Emilia-Romagna - Programma Operativo FSE 2014-2020




ESF: 393,125,091.00 €

Thematic priorities

TA - Technical Assistance

TO10 - Education and training

TO11 - Better public administration

TO8 - Employment and labour market

TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 786,250,182.00 €

Total EU contribution: 393,125,091.00 €

Managing Authority

Direzione Generale Cultura Formazione Lavoro della Regione Emilia Romagna

Viale Aldo Moro 38

1-40127 Bologna

+39 051 5273881

Head of unit

CCI number: 2014IT05SFOP003