Corporate report

ESF 2007 to 2013: gender equality and equal opportunities plan and progress report

How the European Social Fund programme plans to take gender equality and equal opportunities into account in everything it does.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Gender equality and equal opportunities mainstreaming plan (revised March 2014)

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Gender equality and equal opportunities mainstreaming progress report – 2013

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Details

The plan explains how the European Social Fund (ESF) programme intends to take gender equality and equal opportunities into account in everything it does by:

  • making sure organisations that provide ESF services practice equality of opportunity – for example, through procurement and contract management processes
  • funding services that are intended to improve equality of opportunity or provide specialist support, if appropriate

Mainstreaming

The titles of the documents include the word ‘mainstreaming’. This means that the programme plans to take gender equality and equal opportunities into account in everything it does.

Guide to measuring progress

Sometimes the progress that a project participant makes can’t be measured directly – for example, if the project has improved their confidence and chances of finding a job. This guide suggests ways to measure progress towards outcomes like this – Measuring soft outcomes and distance travelled.

Older progress reports

Older progress reports are on The National Archives website.

Read more about the European Social Fund 2007 to 2013

Published 16 April 2014