Toscana - ESF

Programme description

By reinforcing labour market policy, the ESF in Tuscany will support job creation by giving workers the education and skills they need.

The ESF operational programme (OP) in Tuscany, with a budget of nearly EUR 733 million, aims to strengthen employment, education and social inclusion, and to improve operations within the regional public administration. The focus will be on youth and the long-term unemployed who will be encouraged either to stay in education or to train in new skills adapted to the changing jobs market.

The main ESF priorities in Tuscany’s OP are:

  • Opportunities will be created to help the long-term unemployed and young people in particular acquire new competences and skills adapted to labour market needs. Vocational training, traineeships, grant-funded apprenticeships and support for the self-employed will all provide for a better orientation to a mobile workforce. Efforts will also be made to help women into employment by improving child care and moving towards a better work-life balance.
  • To encourage students to complete school and acquire new skills or participate in training programmes and apprenticeships, the OP will reinforce the links between education and work. Adaptations and innovations in education and training services will, in turn, lead to improved competences and mobility within the labour force.
  • A number of actions will promote social inclusion through employment for disadvantaged groups, the vulnerable and those facing poverty. There will also be better provisions for socio-educational services for children and the elderly.
  • Finally, improvements in the public administration’s operational database and software will enhance regional capacity.

By creating jobs, training and apprenticeships for the region’s unemployed, youth and disadvantaged, Tuscany’s OP will help to provide the skills and competences needed to respond to Italy’s changing and more mobile labour market.

Programme text

Programma operativo FSE Toscana 2014-2020




ESF: 373,194,917.00 €

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: 746,389,834.00 €

Total EU contribution: 373,194,917.00 €

Managing Authority

Regione Toscana - Area di coordinamento Formazione, Orientamento e Lavoro - Coordinatore

Rue Pico della Mirandola, 24

50132 Florence Italy

+39 055-4382160

Head of unit

CCI number: 2014IT05SFOP015