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The European Social Fund was created in the founding Treaty of Rome in 1957 and is the oldest of the Structural Funds. It is the European Union's main financial instrument   for investing in human capital. It provides support to the Member States in introducing new active policies and a system for combating unemployment. 

In the current funding period 2007 - 2013 the European Social Funds not only strives to give support to people facing problems in finding work, such as, women, young people, older workers, migrants and people with disabilities but is also helping businesses and workers adapt to change. To this effect it supports innovation in the workplace, lifelong learning and the mobility of workers. The Slovak Republic started drawing funds from the European Social Fund in 2004. The Managing Authority, which is the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, through the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family implements national projects. 


Dátum vytvorenia stránky: 29.06.2009
Dátum aktualizácie: 07.06.2012