Liguria - ESF

Programme description

ESF spending in Liguria will focus on employability, equal opportunities and helping young people make the transition from education into high-quality jobs.

The ESF operational programme (OP) for Liguria in Italy will invest in measures to reinforce and implement national employment policies. Actions include boosting job opportunities, helping the young into high-quality and industry-relevant jobs, promoting social inclusion and improving childcare services as a means of reducing gender gaps. The OP has a budget of EUR 354 million.

Among the priority areas are:

  • Improving the employability of workers and jobseekers, especially the young and disadvantaged. Relevant skills and mobility are the key targets, which will be promoted through vocational training, traineeships and apprentice schemes. There will also be measures to help workers and employers become more adaptable in the face of changing demands and circumstances.
  • There will be a boost to childcare provision in Liguria so that women who want to work can more easily find suitable work-life balance. Other social inclusion measures are expected to benefit over 6000 people, including 2000 with disabilities.
  • Building better bridges between education and working life will benefit young people and help ease the transition. There will also be measures to reduce the occurrence of early school leaving and encourage around 15 000 young people to get qualifications.

The OP also includes an institutional capacity element to improve the effectiveness of public administration in the Liguria region.

Programme text

Programma operativo FSE 2014-2020 Regione Liguria




ESF: 177,272,384.00 €

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: 354,544,768.00 €

Total EU contribution: 177,272,384.00 €

Managing Authority

Regione Liguria

via Fieschi 15

16121 Genoa Italy


Head of unit

CCI number: 2014IT05SFOP006