This toolkit is created to support National Networks to make use of the ESF in their fight against poverty.
Aims of this toolkit:
- To provide guidance for National Networks to influence Managing Authorities while drafting the Operational Programmes.
- To ensure that the SF OPs will deliver on the poverty reduction target and will respect the partnership principle (including ESF, ERDF, FEAD).
- To help National Networks to monitor the draft Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes on the delivery on the poverty reduction target.
- Evaluate the compliance with the partnership principle at all stages of the Structural Funds’ process (from the design to the evaluation of Structural Funds funded programs).
This toolkit was developed by the Structural Funds sub-group of the EAPN EU Inclusion Strategies Group. It was drafted and coordinated by Vincent Caron, EAPN Policy Officer with the support of Sian Jones, Policy Coordinator and Amana Ferro, Senior Policy Officer and produced by Nellie Epinat, EAPN Communications Officer.