About the programme
The European Social Fund+ (ESF+) aims to support Member States to
- tackle the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic
- achieve high employment levels and fair social protection
- foster a skilled and resilient workforce that is ready for the transition to a green and digital economy
The ESF+ finances the implementation of the principles of the European Pillar for Social Rights through actions in the area of employment, education & skills, and social inclusion.
The Fund is governed by the Common Provisions Regulation.
Funded projects and results
Budget and performance
Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.
- Programme duration
- Lead Directorate-General
- Predecessor programmes
ESF, FEAD, EaSI
- Management mode
Shared and direct management
- MFF heading
Cohesion, Resilience and Values
Investing in People, Social Cohesion and Values
- Climate contribution
No target set in the legal basis (ℹ)
- Total budget 2021-2027
€ 99.26 billion (ℹ) (current prices)