European Social Fund


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European Social Fund

an instrument of the social policy of the EUROPEAN UNION. The Social Fund assists in the task of promoting the social policy and the REGIONAL POLICY.
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The European Social Fund (ESF) was set up to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and so help raise standards of living.
4 million people assisted by the European Social Fund found a new job.
Suspicion arose when Gone asked to examine the accounts to see which projects had benefited from money from the European social fund.
Mr Marsh said: 'I am confident we will meet our targets on the European Regional Development Fund, but on the European Social Fund I am not so certain.
In 1998, the trust won pounds 180,000 from the European Social Fund for the paper recycling factory but only pounds 120,000 was paid and the remaining pounds 60,000 has now been frozen.
On 12 March, the Commission presented a draft amendment to the proposed regulation on the European Social Fund and to the proposed general regulation on Structural Funds to establish clear operational rules.
A WELSH university has been awarded a major European Social Fund grant to help boost the food and drink manufacturing industry in Wales.
The money, from the European Social Fund, plus a further pounds 2m of private donations, enables The Prince's Trust Cymru to offer low interest loans of up to pounds 3,000 to get ventures off the ground.
Suspicion arose when Government Office North-East asked to examine the accounts to see which projects had benefited from money from the European social fund.
The city council has announced a new phase of its successful European Social Fund programme to help those unemployed in key areas such as Aston, Lozells, Nechells, Sparkbrook and Washwood Heath.
Newcastle Warm Zone creates 30 job-training places each year for local people, through the European Social Fund.
A CHESHIRE training company employing 30 people is facing collapse within days after the European Social Fund (ESF) decided to withhold more than pounds 200,000 in fees.
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