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European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) - Hungary (I)

The Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme Plus is one of the national Operational Programmes for ESF+ in Hungary.


Publication date
2 March 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
31 December 2027, 23:59 (CET)
Level of funding
  • National level


The Deputy State Secretariat for the Implementation of Economic Development Programmes is the public authority responsible for the implementation of ESF+ in Hungary through the Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme Plus.

This Operational Programme includes 6 priority interventions: 

  1. Business development
  2. Research, development and innovation
  3. Sustainable labour market
  4. Youth guarantee
  5. Higher and vocational education
  6. Tourism and heritage protection

The “Sustainable labour market” intervention includes providing support to employees, businesses, and entrepreneurs to adapt to the changing economic environment. Additionally, the Operational Programme will support increasing the labour market relevance of education and training systems through informal learning and improvement of key competencies (including digital skills), and equal access to high-quality and inclusive education and training, including supporting accessibility and learning-related mobility.

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