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.
The minimum wage is in effect - and you have a right to it. The most important social policy reform of recent years has been a success: Many marginal jobs have become regular employment with mandatory social insurance, more people are working and wages have risen. We have taken a big step forward in terms of social justice in Germany.