This policy dossier is part of a series of analyses on the financial instruments available to the European Social Union (ESU). The European Social Fund is one of the longest-standing instruments of supranational policy available to the EU. The dossier will deal with the ESF history, policy goals, budget and visibility.
The Policy Focus section collects articles meant to inform on the facts, the decisions and the events that shape the social dimension of the European Union. They offer in depth analyses and interpretations about the developments occurring within the EU political arena, and try to identify possibility spaces for the strengthening of the European Social Union.