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ESF Ireland

The European Social Fund is the European Union’s main financial instrument for helping people seeking employment through investment in education, skills and employment support. 

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PEIL 2014-2020

ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

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ELIGIBILITY FOR ESF FUNDING

Funding is invested in a number of labour market education and training initiatives.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is ESF? How can I avail of a grant ? How is ESF linked to the EU Structural Funds?

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What's New

Latest News and Publications

Launch of the latest Springboard+ offering of 5,825 free higher education places, including 699 new part-time two-year ICT Conversion Courses                                                                                                                          Public consultation of ex-post evaluation of the ESF 2007-2013 programming period                                                                                                                              Seven new Garda Youth Diversion Projects to come into operation in 2016                                
ESF PEIL Operational Programme 2014-2020 for Ireland adopted
Publicity Guidance for the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020
ESF Eligibility Rules for funding under PEIL Operational Programme 2014-2020