A successful funding instrument: The European Social Fund ESF
The ESF benefits people. For over 50 years the European Social Fund (ESF) has been successfully promoting employment, integration and education measures. The citizens of the Union’s member states are the greatest beneficiaries of the fund.
Funding from the European Union and the Hanseatic City of Hamburg has a number of objectives. 1. Firstly, to improve employment rates and to increase labour mobility. 2. Secondly, to promote social inclusion and to combat poverty. 3. And, thirdly, to invest in education and further training measures in order to achieve long-term growth.