This brochure is intended for all those who want to actively shape work in Germany - in politics, economy and society. But also to for all those who want to know how the ESF helps people to start tackling their own future.
The European Social Fund (ESF) celebrated 2017 its 60th birthday. It was created on 25 March 1957 together with the Treaties of Rome. This brochure informs in German and in English about the history of the ESF and presents the different funding periods.
Matching supply and demand in the labour market in times of structural change will be the key challenge for economic and labour-market policy. To make sure that the German economy will remain successful in the future and that everyone will take a share of our prosperity, skilled workers need the right skills and qualifications.