- Client: European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
- Duration: 2009-2013
AEIDL provides support for transnational and innovative projects in the four priority areas of the European Social Fund (ESF).
AEIDL has been involved in the ESF since 2001, through its participation in managing the EQUAL programme, which ended in 2008.
In 2009, AEIDL won the call for tender to provide support for transnational and innovative projects in the four priority areas of the ESF: increasing adaptability of workers and enterprises; enhancing access to employment and sustainable inclusion in the labour market; reinforcing the social inclusion of disadvantaged people; and enhancing the governance and functioning of vocational training and employment systems.
AEIDL is contributing to a number of key tasks, including the monitoring of 10 transnational cooperation networks launched by the European Commission, and the preparation of a series of seven common methodologies for the networks.
AEIDL is also providing technical support to the European Commission for meetings of the ESF Committee's working groups on transnationality and innovation - compiling working documents, chairing discussions in small groups -, as well as for events requiring the expertise of the ESF, such as preparing the Budapest Conference (February 2010) on vocational training in prisons.
This work continues from 2015 until 2019 in the form of the ESF Transnational Platform.