Study in Focus: The ESF as a mitigating factor

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Publication Date July 2018
ISBN 978-92-846-3776-8
EC QA-03-18-186-EN-N
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An overview of key findings of the Study ESF policies as a mitigating factor during the crisis.

This study evaluated the reactivity of the European Social Fund 2007-2013 in the face of the crisis, including a comparison with the changed modalities for the 2014–2020 funding period. It concluded that the most ‘in need’ target-groups have been covered by ESF interventions, without however reaching all potential recipients, due to limitations of scope and resources. Recommendations to Member States and European Commission were also provided.

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European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service: Study, July 2018: ESF Policies as a Mitigating Factor During the Crisis

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