Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (321)

Seán Kenny


321. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Social Protection the projects within her Department that were funded by the EU in 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24333/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

In 2013 the Department had two schemes which are eligible for EU funding. These were:

(1) The Disability Activation Project, under which 14 separate projects are being co-funded with the European Social Fund. These projects, which will run until April 2015, are exploring a variety of routes towards ensuring that people in receipt of an illness or disability related income support payment are enabled to avail of progression, education and development opportunities within the world of work.

(2) EURES Job Mobility Initiatives aimed at providing information, advice and recruitment/placement services for the benefit of workers and employers as well as any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of free movement of people within the EU.