Overview of the 2014-2020 ESF programming period

People who want to improve their opportunities in the labour market can receive support through the individual ESF funding programmes at federal or state level.

With lead responsibility with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the ESF funding programmes of the federal government are implemented nationwide by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

The ESF funding programmes of the federal states also take the particular characteristics of the labour market in the Land region into consideration.

The ESF is not an employment agency, however. Rather, it funds employment projects at local, regional and national level. Individuals only receive funding through the various ESF funding programmes which are implemented by projects and competent institutions. The points of contact for the ESF programmes are provided in the individual programme descriptions. If you would like to avail of ESF support within the framework of a specific funding programme, you can contact a local ESF project directly.

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Click a fed­er­al state to go di­rect­ly to the ESF web­site of this state. Here you can find in­for­ma­tion about the Op­er­a­tional Pro­gramme and the in­di­vid­u­al ESF fund­ing pro­grammes of the se­lect­ed fed­er­al state.Click a fed­er­al state to go di­rect­ly to the ESF web­site of this state. Here you can find in­for­ma­tion about the Op­er­a­tional Pro­gramme and the in­di­vid­u­al ESF fund­ing pro­grammes of the se­lect­ed fed­er­al state.

Programmes of the federalstates