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ESF – European Social Fund

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Between 2014 and 2020 the European Social Fund (ESF) employment will be funding integration and education projects in Hamburg.

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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.

1. Long-term, quality employment >>

2. Social inclusion >>

3. Investment in education >>

Between 2014 and 2020 the ESF in Hamburg will receive some 78 million Euros of funding. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg will match this figure, doubling the total sum available to over 150 million Euros.
The numerous measures available under the motto“ Seizing opportunities, safeguarding employment!” will serve to support key pillars of the Senate’s labour market policies, such as the Hamburg Strategy to Meet Requirements for Skilled Labour; the work of the Youth Employment Agency and also the Joint Labour Market Programme of the Ministry of Labour, Social, Family Affairs and Integration; the Public Employment Service and the Job Center team.arbeit.hamburg.

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If you have any questions, the Ministry of Labour, Health, Social, Family Affairs and Integration will be pleased to advise you.

For all general enquiries relating to the European Social Fund, please contact

Mr. Burkhard Strunk (Head of Unit)
phone: (+49 40) 428 63 3868
e-mail: burkhard.strunk@soziales.hamburg.de

For all matters relating to ESF public relations please contact:

Mrs. Nora Littwin
phone: (+49 40) 428 63 3650
e-mail: esf-pr@soziales.hamburg.de

For all matters relating to ESF transnational cooperation please contact:

Mr. Ulrich Wolff
phone: (+49 40) 428 63 3229
e-mail: ulrich.wolff@soziales.hamburg.de