ESF funded Programmes are designed to help prevent and fight unemployment and to prevent people losing touch with the labour market.
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.
ESF Policy & Operations, Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, Ireland. Tel: 01 8892078