The European Commission wishes to know citizens’ and stakeholders’ opinion on the activities carried out by the EU since 2014 in order to promote social inclusion, combat poverty and any discrimination. These activities were carried out with support from the European Social Fund. The information collected will be used in assessing what has been achieved during the 2014-2018 period. It will also help the Commission to draw lessons on how to reinforce this support in the future, making it more effective and focused. Amongst other subjects, the evaluation will assess whether the persons most in need of assistance were adequately reached (including geographically) and which type of support has been the most effective.
All citizens and organisations are invited to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from:
• Citizens whether or not they are receiving or have received support from the European Social Fund to promote social inclusion, combat poverty or any discrimination;
• Organisations involved in the management of European Social Fund programmes, such as member states, managing authorities or intermediate bodies, members of monitoring committees;
• Organisations involved in the delivery of European Social Fund operations as beneficiaries or project partners: public bodies, NGOs, municipalities; as well as from
• Any organisation or citizen having a particular expertise in the area of social inclusion, poverty or discrimination.
The consultation is available in some or all official EU languages. You can submit your responses in any official EU language, and you can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire found underneath.
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