Corporate report

ESF 2007 to 2013: sustainable development mainstreaming plan, progress report and lessons learned

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

How the European Social Fund (ESF) programme plans to comply with regulatory requirements and promote policies on sustainable development.

Documents

ESF sustainable development mainstreaming plan for England and Gibraltar 2007 to 2013: updated for 2011 to 2013

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Sustainable development lessons learned report 2007 to 2013

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ESF sustainable development mainstreaming progress report 2013

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Detail

The plan aims to help ensure that the European Social Fund (ESF) 2007 to 2013 programme:

  • complies with European Union (EU) regulatory requirements on sustainable development and the environment
  • meets its commitments to promote sustainable development policies and plans

It also shows how the 2007 to 2013 ESF programme is ‘mainstreaming’ sustainable development (taking it into account at all stages of the ESF programme). The ‘mainstreaming’ approach aims to:

  • minimise negative impacts on the environment by ESF providers
  • support a number of specialist environmental projects to improve skills and job prospects

Also read the reports on this page about:

  • lessons learned from integrating sustainable development in the 2007 to 2013 programme and issues to consider for the next programme
  • progress in mainstreaming sustainable development in the ESF programme since the last progress report in late 2012

Read the Renewed European Union sustainable development strategy on how the EU aims to meet its sustainable development commitments.

Read about ESF sustainable development tools and previous years’ ESF sustainable development mainstreaming progress reports on The National Archives website.

Read more about the European Social Fund 2007 to 2013