European Commission (EC) - How to apply for grants from the European Social Fund

This page provides a brief overview of how to participate in European Social Fund actions. The European Social Fund (ESF) is one of the main funding streams provided by the European Commission, and is based on co-financing and shared management. The ESF provides support for five key areas of action, including reinforcing social inclusion, enhancing access to employment and participation in the labour market for disadvantaged people, promoting partnership for reform in the fields of employment and inclusion, and promoting investiment in human capital through education and training.

Further information


Regions / countries / territories

Europe: Belgium

Global issues

Education and training; Job creation and enterprise development