The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) is the European Union (EU)’s main instrument for investing in people.
Τhe ESF+ will continue to provide an important contribution to the EU’s employment, social, education and skills policies, including structural reforms in these areas.
The action aims at :
reaching the target groups of a) young people aged 18-35, and b) over 35 years, in order to find a job, traineeship or apprenticeship in another EU/EEA country;
addressing labour mobility obstacles (such as the costs of moving abroad, the (lack of) knowledge of languages, integration of mobile workers in the countries of destination, long-term unemployed and people left behind in the labour market etc.);
relieving of labour market imbalances and filling of hard-to-fill vacancies as identified in national/EU labour market studies or data sources.
The activities will cover the provision of direct services to jobseekers or job changers and employers notably:
The actions which may be funded under this call shall support the implementation of the EURES TMS scheme, i.e. they will ensure the provision of customised employment services and include innovative working methods to foster the placement and integration of mobile workers in the host country(ies), combined with financial incentives.
The EURES TMS scheme shall not support the return mobility of jobseekers and workers returning to their EU/EEA country of origin or former country of residence.
The support measures may vary according to labour market needs but must at least include provisions for interviews in another Member State/EU country, relocation, linguistic training as well as work and country integration support. The end beneficiaries will be jobseekers and job changers, trainees and apprentices as well recruiting enterprises, including SMEs. Both individuals and enterprises may receive direct financial support in the form of targeted allowances.
In order to be eligible, the coordinators (lead applicants) must:
In order to be eligible, other applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
Directorate-General for European Programs, Coordination and Development
29 Vyronos Avenue, Nicosia
Tel: +357 22-602883
(Publish Date: 09/11/2022-for internal use only)
For specific questions: EMPL-ESF-2022-EURES-TMS@ec.europa.eu