Promoting inclusive growth
European Social Fund thematic paper
The changing economic and social climate over the past years has caused a rethink of policies governing the labour market, social inclusion and education. The current emphasis is on anti-crisis, short-term measures aimed at limiting unemployment and reigning in social disparities. Nonetheless, the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU now accounts for nearly one-fourth of the EU population. The European Social Fund is playing a key role in helping Member States increase employment and skills by training their work force, reducing poverty and cut across bottle-necks... in the job market by reforming education and training systems and boosting worker mobility. The ESF is the main EU instrument to support strengthening active labour market policies in the Member States.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (European Commission) Themes: Social protection and social security
- Subject: economic growth, education policy, employment policy, European Social Fund, social integration, socially disadvantaged class
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