Info on our PEIL Programme

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This project is cofunded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the
Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

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The Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 is the successor to the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme (HCI OP) 2007-2013 and is the sole vehicle through which the ESF (European Social Fund) will be applied in Ireland during the 2014-2020 programming period. This Operational Programme takes into consideration and complements actions in the human capital area to be taken at EU and National level aimed at making Europe a more attractive place to invest and work, enhancing knowledge and innovation for growth and creating more and better jobs.

In 2017 Westmeath Community Development was approved for ESF funding under ESF Priority 2.9 Gender Equality Activity strands for Women Returning to the Workforce.

This is in in line with the Government’s ‘Action Plan for Jobs 2016’, the Department of Social Protection’s strategy ‘Pathways to Work 2016-2020’ has identified a group of people “who, although not classified as unemployed jobseekers, have the potential and the desire to play a more active role in the labour force” as a key target for job activation measures. Women in this category are the target participants for this Activity.

For further information on this please contact Employment Officer Sinead Broughall on 044 3348571 on email