London European Social Fund Regional Framework (2010-2013)
The strategy behind the Fund
In partnership with London Development Agency’s European Programmes Management Unit (EPMU), the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), London Councils, Department for Work and Pension (DWP) and National Offender Management Service (NOMs) has drafted the European Social Fund (ESF) Regional Framework for London for 2010-2013, on behalf of the Mayor of London. The management of the Structural Funds has been transferred to the Mayor, as part of the review of the Greater London Authority (GLA) powers completed in July 2006, the new ESF 2007 – 2013 programme comes under the strategic direction of the Mayor, whose office were responsible for drawing up The London ESF Regional Framework 2007 – 2013.
The vision for the new programme is to enable greater access to sustainable employment, particularly for groups experiencing multiple barriers to the labour market, and to create a more skilled and adaptable workforce for the London economy.
The new programme will work on 2 main priorities.
- Priority 1 – Extending Employment Opportunities
- Priority 2 – Creating a Skilled and Adaptable Workforce
London Councils ESF Co-financing programme will work on the ESF priority 1.1, improving the employability and skills of unemployed and economically inactive people. London Councils specifically aims to fund projects which promote the employability of excluded individuals in the community. Projects will equip individuals with the personal and occupational skills they needs to access and compete effectively in the labour market.