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European Social Fund (ESF) THE ESF 2007-2013 SUPPORT TO SOCIAL PARTNERS presentation at the EFFAT Conference on “Development of competences and training for new and qualified jobs in rural contractors’ companies”. Ana Maria Nogueira European Commission – DG EMPL/A1 - ESF Coordination
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European Social Fund(ESF)THE ESF 2007-2013 SUPPORT TO SOCIAL PARTNERSpresentation at the EFFAT Conference on“Development of competences and training for new and qualified jobs in rural contractors’ companies”
Ana Maria Nogueira
European Commission – DG EMPL/A1 - ESF Coordination
Lisbon, 26 June 2008
“In order to improve employment opportunities for workers in the internal market and to contribute thereby to raising the standard of living […]" ESF "shall aim to render the employment of workers easier and to increase their geographical and occupational mobility within the Community, and to facilitate their adaptation to industrial changes and to changes in production systems, in particular through vocational training and retraining."
Lisbon Agenda for Growth & Jobs
Integrated Guidelines for Growth & Jobs
Community Strategic Guidelines on Cohesion
National Reform Programme
National Strategic Reference Framework
Member States set out their priorities in NSRFs and Operational Programmes
117 ESF Operational Programmes adopted by the Commission for 2007-13 period
Global ESF budget: 76.2 billion €
Complemented by important ERDF investments
Capacity building activities
Actions jointly undertaken by SP in particular related to adaptability of workers and enterprises
« I welcome the social partners’ negotiations on granting better access to labour markets for disadvantage groups, notably through lifelong learning. And I call on the employers and trade unions to also launch negotiations on improving work-life balance. Their 1995 agreement on parental leave needs to be adapted to today’s realities »
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