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.


ESF programme details

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


Management and implementation of NIESF 2007-2013

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


Publicity and communications

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


Application process and guidance 2014-2020

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