|European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service
|European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)
|At a Glance
An overview of key findings of the Study The European Social Fund: Beneficiaries' experience in the Current Funding Period, produced by Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale for the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL).
The Study aimed to assess how changes introduced in 2013 had (not) improved beneficiaries’ experience in the implementation of the ESF across EU Member States. The results from the desk research, interviews and an online survey showed that administrative burdens continued to be an important challenge, notwithstanding the measures adopted for simplification and to support access and participation in ESF interventions. The note identified possible problem areas as well a list of recommendations to improve intervention effectiveness in the post-2020 funding period.
|European Social Fund [ESF]
|European Union [EU]