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The European Social Fund in Ireland 2007 - 2013


European Social Fund (ESF), Department of Education and Sklls

Subject Keywords: Employment
Type: Website
Region: Republic of Ireland

The specific objectives of the ESF are to help prevent and fight unemployment; to make Europe's workforce and companies better equipped to face new challenges and to prevent people losing touch with the labour market through investment in education, skills and employment support.

The Department of Education and Skills is the designated authority in Ireland for policy and operational matters related to the ESF. The Department's ESF Policy and Operations Unit oversees all matters relating to the ESF, insofar as they relate to this country, and represents Ireland's position at European level.

The current round of EU Structural Funds will run from 2007 to 2013. Over this seven year period Ireland will receive more than €375 million in assistance from the European Social Fund. With match funding, this amount rises to almost €907 million of direct Structural Fund support to activity in the area of employment and human resources development.



Rights: © Department of Education and Sklls
Suggested citation:

European Social Fund (ESF), Department of Education and Sklls. (2012) The European Social Fund in Ireland 2007 - 2013 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 28th March 2020].


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