EU Commission contributes $13bn towards improving employment and education in Spain

By on 22/12/2015 | Updated on 24/09/2020

Spain will benefit from a $13bn investment by the EU Commission to reduce youth unemployment, improve education and foster social inclusion over the next five years.

The European Commission is putting money towards 23 Youth Employment Initiative operational programmes funded through the European Social Fund (ESF).

The latest programmes adopted include a project to improve employment, training and education; a programme to stimulate growth in SMEs and entrepreneurship in Catalonia; a programme to tackle social exclusion and poverty in Andalucia and a project to facilitate access to the labour market and improve job quality, including by fostering self-employment, promote the integration into the labour market of those facing more difficulties in order to achieve their social inclusion in Valencia.

The ESF funds a rich variety of projects aimed at improving people’s employment prospects and the jobs they do.

ESF funding is available through the member states and regions. The ESF does not fund projects directly from Brussels

Organisations interested in ESF funding for a project should contact the ESF Managing Authority in their country or region. To find the relevant ESF contact address, visit the Support in your country section.

About Winnie Agbonlahor

Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World - the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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