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Social Innovation Match (SIM)
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New ALMA initiative financed by ESF+
ESF for recovery
REACT EU (2021-23) and ESF+ (2021-27) will support the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis
The European Pillar of Social Rights
Making social rights a reality through ESF+ funding
Fi-Compass advisory platform
for EU shared management financial instruments


EU celebrates 2004 enlargement - 20 years of cohesion policy and support from the European Social Fund

This week, the European Union marks the 20th anniversary of the 2004 enlargement. On 1 May 2004, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia joined the EU.

More than a roof over the head: how social housing in Czechia is offering hope

Housing is a basic human need. Everyone needs a place to live. In Ostrava, Czechia, the ESF+ is helping people to rebuild their lives, starting with a roof over their head.

Was ist ESF+

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Der Europäische Sozialfonds+ (ESF+) ist das Hauptinstrument der Europäischen Union (EU) für Investitionen in Menschen. Mit einem Budget von beinahe 99,3 Mrd. EUR für den Zeitraum 2021-2027 wird der ESF+ auch weiterhin einen wichtigen Beitrag zu Strategien und Reformen in den Bereichen Beschäftigung, Soziales, Bildung und Kompetenzen leisten.