EaSI strand participating countries can apply for EU co-financing for their National Contact Points
On 10 June 2021 the call for proposals for EU co-financing for National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) strand of ESF+ was published and it is open for applicants as of 13 June 2021.
Green light for ESF+ from European Parliament and Council
The European Parliament gave the final approval for the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Regulation, worth €99.3 billion (in current prices), at its plenary session on Tuesday, 8 June 2021.
Webinar - The funding and tenders portal for beginners
On 27 May, from 10.00 to 12.30 (CET), the European Commission will hold a webinar explaining the funding and tenders portal.
Commission’s support for social dialogue: new projects launched
The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan calls for reinforcing social dialogue at national and EU level.
ESF crucial for European economies and jobs
According to a recent Commission report assessing the European Social Fund (ESF) and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) support, from 2014 until 2018, approximately 23 million persons participated in ESF actions; 52% of participants were women.
Commission welcomes political agreement on EGF for displaced workers
The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for displaced workers (EGF).
Covid-19 support measures: EU backing for micro-lending in Lithuania
With EU-backing, over 300 Lithuanian micro-enterprises are set to get access to finance through a guarantee deal between the European Investment Fund (EIF) and fintech company Faktoro.
Social innovation: 27 inspirational initiatives in Europe
The Commission is promoting and supporting once again social innovations with a brochure featuring one example of social innovation from each EU country.
Commission proposes €2 million to help 500 workers made redundant in shipbuilding and ancillary sectors in Galicia, Spain
Around 500 redundant workers are expected to participate in the support measures co-financed by the EGF. The package aims to provide them with career guidance, support in their job search, opportunities to learn new skills by means of vocational training, and tutoring and guidance after finding another job.
Cohesion policy invested EUR 23 Billion during the first semester of 2020
The Commission has released financial data on cohesion policy implementation in the first half of 2020 on the ESIF Open Data Platform. More than EUR 23 billion was invested across the Union under the 4 cohesion policy funds.