ECDA recommendations on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) proposal

The European Commission has proposed to join the financial resources for social affairs and health actions under a unique programme - the European Social Fund Plus (ESF +). The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) has taken note of the objective to enshrine “investing in people” in this programme to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights and respond to the call from European citizens for a more social Europe. However, the ECDA has serious concerns on the unintended consequences of this approach. This document sets out important points for consideration during the negotiations on the proposal.

Read the recommendations here.