Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty

9.1 Active inclusion

  • Integrated pathways combining various forms of employability measures such as individualised support, counselling, guidance, access to general and vocational education and training
  • Modernisation of social protection systems, including the design and implementation of reforms to improve the cost-effectiveness and adequacy of social and unemployment benefits

9.2 Integration of marginalised communities such as the Roma

  • Integrated pathways to the labour market, including individualised support, counselling
  • Access to services, in particular social care, social assistance services and healthcare
  • Elimination of segregation in education, promoting early-childhood education, fighting early school-leaving and ensuring successful transitions from school to employment
  • Measures to overcome prejudices and discrimination against Roma.

9.3 Awareness-raising and engagement with local communities and enterprises to fight discrimination and promote intercultural activities

  • Awareness-raising and engagement with local communities and enterprises to fight discrimination and promote intercultural activities
  • Specific actions targeting people at risk of discrimination and people with disabilities and chronic disease with a view to increasing their labour market participation, enhancing their social inclusion,

9.4 Combating discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation

  • Awareness raising and engagement with local; communities and enterprises to fight discrimination and promote intercultural activities
  • Specific actions targeting people at risk of discrimination and people with disabilities and chronic disease with a view to increasing their labour market participation, enhancing their social inclusion, and reducing inequalities in terms of educational attainment and health status

9.5 Enhancing access to affordable, sustainable and high-quality services, including health care and social services of general interest

  • Enhanced access to affordable, sustainable and high-quality healthcare with a view to reducing health inequalities, supporting health prevention and promoting e-health
  • Enhanced access to affordable, sustainable and high-quality social services such as employment and training services, services for the homeless, out of school care, etc.
  • Targeted early-childhood education and care services, including integrated approaches combining childcare, education, health and parental support
  • Access to e-services to promote e-inclusion
  • Support for the transition from institutional care to community-based care services for children without parental care, people with disabilities, the elderly, and people with mental disorders

9.6 Promoting the social economy and social enterprises

  • Capacity-building and support structures for the promotion of social enterprises, in particular through social entrepreneurship education and training, networking
  • Mobilisation of funds to support initiatives in the social economy and social entrepreneurship.

9.7 Community-led local development strategies

  • Support the preparation, the running and the animation of local strategies
  • Support the activities designed and implemented under the local strategy in areas falling within the scope of ESF in the fields of employment, education, social inclusion