Supporting social entrepreneurship and social inclusion
European Social Fund
How much impact do you expect from microfinance?
FI-Lab B: Brainteaser session – State aid and financial instruments
Summary version: Second fi-compass ESF Conference ‘Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – boosting social impact’, 8 – 9 March 2018, Brussels
The European Social Fund (ESF), one of the European Structural and Investment Funds, aims at enhancing employment and fairer life opportunities for all. It is the EU’s main tool for helping people to get a job (or a better job), integrating disadvantaged people into society and ensuring fairer life opportunities for all. It does this by investing in Europe’s people and their skills – employed and jobless, young and old.