• The European Social Fund in Greece
    The European Social Fund in Greece
    The ESF aims to improve employment opportunities, promote education, enhance social inclusion, fight poverty, reinforce the efficiency of public administration.
  • Since 1957 ...
    Since 1957 ...
    ... the European Social Fund is the main financial instrument through which the European Union invests in people, supporting millions of Europeans every year.
  • Learn how it concerns you
    Learn how it concerns you
    The ESF addresses all citizens and contributes significantly to social wellbeing in Greece, through financing dozens of local, regional and national projects.

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The #MySocialRights video competition is now open to young people aged 18-30 living in the EU.

Cohesion Policy 2021-2027

The new cohesion policy legislative package has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.


On March 24, the Commission adopted the first comprehensive EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, as well as a proposal for a Council Recommendation establishing a European Child Guarantee, to promote equal opportunities for children at risk of poverty or social exclusion.


In the run-up to the adoption of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, the European Commission has released a new Eurobarometer survey on social issues.


In 2021, the REGIOSTARS are focused on five areas that are crucial part of the EU’s regional policy.


The aim of the workshops is to support the planning of new actions in the above thematic areas, in the framework of programming European Social Fund (ESF +) for the period 2021-2027.


This study took stock of the achievements under Thematic Objective 9 in the period up to end 2018, with the objective to formulate findings and identify lessons learned to support the negotiation of the Programmes for the European Social Fund plus.


Investing in education and training for all is a key priority for the European Union. This EU support is provided by the European Social Fund (ESF) via Thematic Objective 10 which allows investments in education, training and vocational training for skills and lifelong learning.


In the context of limiting the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and taking emergency measures for the country's economy and labour market, it was decided to suspend all binding deadlines for 12 business support actions.


Every year, the European Commission awards those EU-funded projects, which demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development.


Information and deadlines on current EaSI calls


The report provides a summary of monitoring information reported by Managing Authorities (MAs) of ESF OPs in their Annual Implementation Reports submitted by December 1, 2020, aggregating 2014-2019 implementation data.


Have your say on the Ageing Green Paper consultation and see which initiatives should the Member States apply, according to the EU Council Conclusions, to enable older people across the EU to enjoy their fundamental rights and reach their full potential.


On March 4, 2021 the Commission set out its ambition for a strong Social Europe that focuses on jobs and skills for the future and paves the way for a fair, inclusive and resilient socio-economic recovery.


Take part and help EU identify your open data needs and priorities.


ESF is crucial for European economies and jobs according to a recent Commission report.


DG Employment executives and Member States experts presented the recent initiatives of the European Commission and selected practices in the thematic area of Skills and Vocational Education and Training.


The evaluation study by the Commission indicates that people in the EU have clearly benefited from the ESF support at promoting sustainable and quality employment and labour mobility.

European Union

Europe Day on 9 May is an occasion to celebrate peace and unity in Europe.
The date marks the anniversary of the historic 'Schuman declaration' that is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.


The initiative seeks to mobilise all existing EU budget resources to provide financial support to Member States for their immediate response to the Coronavirus crisis and its long-term impact.


The fourth edition of the European Youth Event will take place at the European Parliament's seat in Strasbourg on 29-30 May 2020.