Social Agenda Magazine | Number 47 (April 2017)

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Series Details Number 47
Publication Date April 2017
ISSN 2363-2348
EC KE-AF-17-047-EN-N
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European Social Fund - Investing in people since 1957


The European Social Fund is sixty years old, like the Rome Treaty which created the European Economic Community. This issue of Social Agenda focuses on what it has achieved so far. As the mid-term interview with European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen in this same issue shows, human capital investment is also key to implementing the latest EU-level employment and social policy developments: The New Skills Agenda for Europe, the Youth Guarantee, the customised pathway put in place for the long-term unemployed, the Action Plan for welcoming third-country nationals including asylum-seekers and refugees, the European Semester Recommendations etc. Looking ahead, Social Agenda n°47 also explains how the European Pillar of Social Rights is taking shape.


  • Social rights: The European Pillar is taking shape
  • Employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility: Marianne Thyssen- making the social dimension more explicit to people
  • European Social Fund - Investing in people since 1957
  • 60 years of unceasing developments
  • What the ESF means in practice
  • How the ESF actually changes people's lives
  • Boosting the fight against youth unemployment
  • Growing up with the European Social Fund
  • Reaching out
  • Roberta Persichelli Scola, head of the Communication service of the European Commission's Employment and Social Affairs department
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