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2017

25 May 2017 - Ministers Bruton and Halligan launch 6,471 free higher education places under Springboard+

24 January 2017 - Funding for Gender Equality and Migrant Integration announced by Tánaiste and Minister Stanton 

2016

22 September 2016 - Minister of State Stanton launches Migrant Integration and Gender Equality Funding opens Call for EU funded projects

22 September 2016 - Speech by Mr. David Stanton, T.D., Minister of State for Justice at the Department of Justice and Equality with responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration

19 September 2016 - Minister Bruton makes €2.7m available for initial teacher education access initiatives

15 June 2016 - Ministers Bruton and Halligan launch the latest Springboard+ offering of 5,825 free higher education places, including 699 new part-time two-year ICT Conversion Courses 

7 January 2016 - Seven new Garda Youth Diversion Projects to come into operation in 2016

2015

14 December 2015 - The contribution of ESIF to jobs and growth

23 September 2015 - SICAP officially launched by Minister Kelly at National Ploughing Championships

25 September 2015 - Supporting the integration of asylum seekers and refugees

14 May 2015 - Minister Fitzgerald launches ‘Kerry Empowering Youth – KEY’  addressing youth crime reduction

22 May 2015 - ESF Operational Programme for Ireland adopted

13 February 2015 - European Commission commits more than 66 billion euro to promote economic development across Europe

4 February 2015 - European Commission proposes to make 1 billion euro from the Youth Employment Initiative available 

4 February 2015 - Department of Social Protection launches two new programmes to help young jobseekers

19 January 2015 - European Commission; Avoiding a "Lost Generation": what (more) can the EU do tackle youth unemployment?

2014

18 November 2014 - Partnership agreement with Ireland adopted

30 September 2014 - Momentum 2014 Programme offers 6,500 training and education places for jobseekers

5 May 2014 - European Commission adopts EU's first ‘Partnership Agreement’ on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

5 February 2014 - ESF and the Youth Employment Initiative: vital instruments for a job rich recovery

3 February 2014 - Ministers Fitzgerald and Shatter welcome the publication of ‘Tackling Crime’: Youth Justice Action Plan 2014 – 2018

2013

10 July 2013 - MEPs approve €325 billion investment tool for EU regions 

21 May 2013 - European Commission proposes measures to help crisis-hit countries to use much needed EU funds

12 March 2013 - Commission proposes rules to make Youth Employment Initiative a reality

2012

30 October 2012 - EPIC Programme Graduation Ceremony, 30th October 2012

16 May 2012 - Over €1 million in funding for projects supporting women's economic activity- Equality Minister Kathleen Lynch announces extension of ESF funding to 36 positive action projects

23 March 2012 - Department of Social Protection announces expansion of Disability Activation Project to assist people with disabilities to access employment

14 March 2012 - European Commission proposes one programming tool for all structural funds