ESF, or the ten-ten-ten fund (10% of the EU budget, €10 billion each year, helping 10 million Europeans annually), plays a key role in fulfilling the vision of a society that offers women and men equal opportunities. In the menu to the left you can find thematic background on youth, poverty and new skills and jobs from a gender perspective.
The thematic background information has been written by experts in each area (the full-text is also available through the links):
- “New skills and jobs and gender in the ESF” by Anne-Charlott Callerstig and Renate Wielputz [pdf]
- “Poverty and gender in the ESF” by Maria Stratigaki [pdf]
- “Youth and gender in the ESF” by Chantal Remery & Manuela Samek [pdf]
The thematic reports build on the findings of the GenderCoP thematic working groups (2010-2014) on youth, poverty and new skills and jobs. The working groups mainly consisting of officers from Managing Authorities of the ESF:
- Final report: New skills and jobs and gender in the ESF [pdf]
- Final report: Poverty, social inclusion and gender in the ESF [pdf]
- Final report: Youth and gender in the ESF [pdf]
The material above was originally prepared for the conference “Reinventing the ESF? Gender as the key to a sustainable, smart and inclusive society” (December 10 2014, Brussels). All conference documentation can be found here.