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The ‘ESF Agentschap Vlaanderen’ is responsible for the implementation and management of the programmes of the European Social Fund in Flanders. In addition, the ESF agency Flanders manages the European integration fund and the European globalisation fund.
The ESF agency creates resources to increase the efficacy and stimulate and strengthen the Flemish labour market. Up to 50% of the received funds come from the European Union. The Flemish Government and the private sector adjust the remaining 50%. On January 1st 2016, most of the tasks and the staff of the ESF agency will be transferred to the Department of Work and Social Economy (WSE).