Investing in human capital - ESF

Programme description

This programme outlines the priorities and objectives to invest over € 132 million, of which € 105 million from the EU budget.

Investments will be focused on the following priorities:

  • Employment, with € 26 million to support measures which aim at improving the employment prospects of job seekers and inactive persons, as well as at supporting labour mobility and the integration of young people into the labour market. More than 5 700 people are expected to get support, including at least 2 700 youngsters.
  • Social inclusion, with € 40 million to finance actions seeking to create more opportunities for groups such as women and the inactive, and to address health needs and inequalities. Over 10 000 people are expected to receive support.
  • Education, with € 47.4 million euros to fund actions in order to reduce early school leaving, to get more students in tertiary education and to increase the participation in lifelong learning. Interventions to strengthen vocation education and training systems are also supported. Up to 12 000 students may benefit from digital technology courses and 8 000 people from lifelong learning or re-skilling and up-skilling.
  • Public administration, with € 11 million euros to help improve its administrative capacity and efficiency, in order to better deliver services to citizens. The target here is to train 4 000 people. Interventions focusing on strengthening the capacity of stakeholders delivering education (including lifelong learning and training), employment and social policies are also supported, with a target of 500 persons within stakeholder organisations.

Programme text

Operational Programme II: Investing in human capital to create more opportunities and promote the wellbeing of society




ESF: 105,893,448.00 €

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: 132,366,810.00 €

Total EU contribution: 105,893,448.00 €

Managing Authority

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister - Planning & Priorities Coordination Division

Triq il-Kukkanja

Santa Venera, Malta

+356 22001140

Head of unit

CCI number: 2014MT05SFOP001