CoP Employment, Education and Skills

Expert contributions to the ESF Transnational Cooperation Platform


Anette Scoppetta


Ruth Santos-Brien, ICF


ICF International (Belgium & United Kingdom)


Transnational cooperation on the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) has a long-standing and successful history. As the current programming period (2014 – 2020) is coming to end the new ESF+ aims to make EU funding more flexible, simple and effective by combining the ESF, the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI), the Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived (FEAD), the Employment and Social Innovation Programme (EaSI) and the EU Health Programme. Four CoPs (Communities of Practice) help ensuring learning and exchange within the ESF Transnational Cooperation Platform, one of which is the CoP Employment, Education and Skills. This CoP addresses three sub-themes, which build on some of the previous Thematic Networks related to employment, youth and learning and skills:

  • Integration into employment of young disadvantaged NEETs, including through youth mobility actions;
  • Long-term unemployment (LTU) and employability of inactive persons;
  • Education and training, including transitions towards employment and synergies between funding instrument.

Anette Scoppetta is thematic expert of the CoP Employment, Education and Skills.


  • Facilitate, stimulate and enhance of experiences and expertise amongst ESF stakeholders across the EU
  • Enhance the cooperation amongst ESF stakeholders and facilitate the establishment of transnational partnerships
  • Consolidate knowledge and know how through the collection of good practices, toolkits, studies, practical tools and training
  • Raise visibility and increase awareness of the value of transnational cooperation


  • EU level Conference
  • Workshops
  • Study visits
  • Peer Reviews
  • Peer to peer training
  • Webinars

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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UN SDG Decent Work and Economic Growth


European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion


2020/06 – 2022/06