ESF has helped 9,4 million Europeans residents to find a job between 2007 and 2014

January 6, 2017

Hat: The european Commission has published an evaluation report of investments under the European Social Fund during the 2007-2013 period and shows that by the end of 2014 at least 9,4 million European residents found a job with support from this fund.

Funding Scheme: 2017-01-06

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Isfondstruct: Yes


The European Social Fund invests in human resources in order to improve the employment and education situation in the European Union.


The report shows that by the end of 2014, almost 10 million European residents found a job with support from the European Social Fund. 8,7 million gained a qualification or certificate. Other results, such as increased skills levels, were reported by 13,7 million participants. Therefore, the European Social Fund has provided essential support to implementing national and EU priorities for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Url description: DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion