Vlerick awarded European Social Fund (ESF) quality label
Following a successful internal audit, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School has been awarded the ESF quality label. The label is valid for 3 years and allows the School to submit proposals for research projects to the European Social Fund. Via this label, the ESF Agency is striving to better guarantee and manage the quality of ESF projects.
The ESF Agency Flanders is a subsidy instrument of the Flemish government and the European Union with the goal of strengthening the Flemish employment policy via projects and research at the Flanders and the transnational levels. In this way, it contributes to the realisation of the Flemish Reform Programme in the framework of the renewed Lisbon strategy. Therefore, the ESF Agency launches calls on a regular basis to which various entities – such as companies, colleges and universities – can respond. Obtaining this quality label is important for Vlerick in that it makes the School eligible for ESF projects and thus able to contribute to the policy in Flanders via research on developments in the labour market. A concrete example: an ESF project is currently running in Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School that is directed at strengthening life-long learning in Flemish organisations by means of stimulating a positive learning climate.