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European Social Fund Plus
Social Innovation Match (SIM)
Find Europe's best social innovation projects and organisations!
New ALMA initiative financed by ESF+
The European Pillar of Social Rights
Making social rights a reality through ESF+ funding
Fi-Compass advisory platform
for EU shared management financial instruments


Enhancing vocational education in Estonia: a new approach

A new programme in Estonia has improved vocational and higher education by introducing practical training and real-world experience for students.

Building capacity: how overseas training is transforming healthcare in Malta

Malta tackled a shortage of specialist healthcare professionals by sending students to the United Kingdom for advanced training in genetic counselling, optometry, and orthoptics.

What is ESF+?

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The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) is the European Union (EU)’s main instrument for investing in people. With a budget of €142.7 billion for the period 2021-2027, the ESF+ will continue to provide an important contribution to the EU’s employment, social, education and skills policies, including structural reforms in these areas.