Nationalist MEP David Casa has been made the lead rapporteur for the EU’s body supporting educational and employment opportunities for Europeans.
In addition to his new roles as a member of the European Parliament Bureau and Quaestor, Casa will now be responsible for negotiating the European Social Fund + (ESF+)
The ESF+ is understood to provide opportunities for around 10 million Europeans on a yearly basis, helping them to learn new skills and seek better jobs.
Responding to his new role, Casa said that, ‘the ESF+ is a tool that has huge implications and can deliver incredible results that can positively impact the lives of European citizens – I am confident that I can contribute to improving the way this fund is used.’
The ESF+ is believe to provide greater inclusion and mitigate unemployment which result from economic crises. The fund is also part of the EU’s bigger picture plan for remodeling the European economy.