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The EU Regulations outline the ESF objectives as being improving employment opportunities, strengthen social inclusion, fight poverty, promote education, skills and life-long learning and develop active, comprehensive and sustainable inclusion policies and thereby contribute to economic, social and territorial cohesion.

The Common Provisions Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishes the framework for action by the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The European Social Fund Regulation (EU) No 1304/2013 is the ESF regulation which outlines, the thematic objectives, the principles and the rules concerning programming, monitoring and evaluation, management and control.


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ESF Policy and Operations Unit
Department of Education and Skills
Block 1, Floor 3
Marlborough Street
Dublin 1
D01 RC96 
+353 (0)1 889 2003


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