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European Social Fund: Approval of operational programmes

The Commission of the European Communities has approved a series of grants from the European Social Fund. These, totaling ECU 110.258 million, will be combined with those of the Member States to be devoted to training and employment creation programmes agreed within the partne...

The Commission of the European Communities has approved a series of grants from the European Social Fund. These, totaling ECU 110.258 million, will be combined with those of the Member States to be devoted to training and employment creation programmes agreed within the partnership arrangement. The amounts approved for each Member State are as follows: Belgium (Technische bijstand voor Limburg), ECU 1,089,976; Greece (Operational programme "Training Structures"), ECU 79.7 million, made up from ERDF and ESC contributions; Greece (Technical assistance actions), ECU 810,000; Spain (Asistencia Tecnica. Asesoramento y Orientacion de parados de larga duracion), 2,561,538 ECU; Spain (Orientacion y formacion profesionel de mujeres formadoras y cooperantes) ECU 202,935; Spain (Asistencia Tecnica. Comisiones Obreras), ECU 58,778; Spain (Asistencia tecnica para los programas de Canmarias), ECU 227,609; France (Reconversion industrielle des zones d'emploi de la region Haute Normandie), ECU 6,389,679; France (Programme operationnel au titre de l'objective 5b pour le developpement des zones rurales dans la region d'Auvergne), ESF contribution of ECU 21,738,196; Italy (Programme operationnel pour des actions a realiser dans le cadre de l'article 1, paragraph 2 du Reglement (CEE) No 4255/88 du Conseil), ECU 40.5 million; Luxembourg (Assistance technique), ECU 73,960; United Kingdom (European assistance for adult vocational training programme in Devon and Cornwall), ECU 6,081,842.