European Social Fund

Information on the Northern Ireland European Social Fund (ESF) Programme 2007 to 2013

Overview of the Northern Ireland ESF 2007 - 2013

The overall strategic aim of the Northern Ireland European Social Fund (ESF) Programme 2007–2013 is to reduce economic inactivity and increase workforce skills.

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ESF programme details

Details of the successful projects in both rounds of the current programme

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European Learning Network on Empowerment and Inclusion

DEL, in conjunction with other interested Member States proposed the creation of a European Learning Network on Empowerment and Inclusion, and submitted a successful bid under the Restricted Call for Proposals “Learning for Change - Setting up learning networks under the ESF 2007 - 2013”

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Management and implementation of NIESF 2007-2013

The Department for Employment and Learning is the designated Managing and Certifying Authorities for the programme

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Publicity and communications

Responsibility for publicising the programme rests with the ESF Managing Authority. A publicity and Communications plan is produced annually

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Application process and guidance 2014-2020

Information and updates regarding the new programming period will be posted on this page of the website.

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