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ZAGREB || Managing ESF projects in 2014-2020

This seminar reaches out to all practitioners involved in the European Social Fund, to discuss all the technical matters that make ESF the catalyst for education, employment and social inclusion in the EU.

The European Social Fund is a crucial instrument in the European Union’s drive to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive ; With its investments in the adaptability of workers, in access to employment, in vocational and lifelong learning, and in bringing down the barriers of social exclusion and poverty, the ESF has the potential to change lives in the most direct and tangible ; However, the benefits of ESF cannot be channelled down to the rightful recipients without an efficient and effective system of management and control.

Guided by its core priorities of employment, education, social inclusion and improved public services, ESF operational programmes for the 2014-20 period are streamlined to fit into an intervention logic which identifies the development need, the solutions and actions proposed, and measures their success on the basis of clear indicators.  

What are the implications of this framework on the management of ESF programmes regionally and locally?  What are the attributes of a successful ESF application form?  What alternative forms of financial support and simplification measures are available to help?  How will the error rate go down, as momentum is shifted increasingly towards performance rather than financial management?  Is it all about performance evaluation and not about financial verifications?  Where will ESF+ be leading us in the future?

This course addresses the specific needs of ESF 2014-20, with a glance to ; Through a linear approach, we analyse the most important features of the Fund from programming, through project application, selection and implementation, down to ; All supported by practical cases, examples and workshops to help participants better understand and relate to his or her day-to-day job with ESF.  


1 Apr 2019 @ 08:30 am

2 Apr 2019 @ 04:30 pm

Duration: 1 days, 8 hours


ZAGREB, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

10000 Zagreb


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