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TAMOP 4.2.1/B-09/1/KONV-2010-0005

Name of the project:

Establishment of Center of Excellence at the University of Szeged.

The aim of the project:

The overall objective of the project is to establish the University Research Centre of Excellence by which we can promote and improve the research and development competitiveness of the University of Szeged along the lines of the "Third Generation University" concept. The 5 interdisciplinary subprogrammes are amongst the forefront of international research. Therefore, synergistic development, and common exploitation of capacities are possible in such high-flying areas, besides development of intellectual potential and research infrastructure.

The Conference Series commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Albert Szent-Györgyi's Nobel Prize award was made possible by the joint forces of more subspecialties and by ESF support.

The ESF is a means to create more and better jobs!

The European Social Fund (ESF) is one of the EU's Structural Funds, set up to reduce differences in prosperity and living standards across EU Member States and regions, and therefore promoting economic and social cohesion.

The ESF is devoted to promoting employment in the EU. It helps Member States make Europe's workforce and companies better equipped to face new, global challenges. In short:

  • Funding is spread across the Member States and regions, in particular those where economic development is less advanced.
  • It is a key element of the EU's 2020 strategy for Growth and Jobs targeted at improving the lives of EU citizens by giving them better skills and better job prospects.
  • Over the period 2007-2013 some €75 billion will be distributed to the EU Member States and regions to achieve its goals.


The ESF in perspective

The Strategy for Growth and Jobs is the main EU strategy for ensuring the prosperity and well-being of Europe and Europeans, today and tomorrow. In this context, the European Employment Strategy brings together the 27 Member States to work at increasing Europe's capacity to create more good jobs and to provide people with the skills to fill them. It guides the ESF which spends European money on achieving these goals.


The ESF in partnership

The ESF strategy and budget is negotiated and decided between the EU Member States, the European Parliament and the Commission. On this basis, seven-year Operational Programmes are planned by Member States together with the European Commission.

These Operational Programmes are then implemented through a wide range of organisations, both in the public and private sector. These organisations include national, regional and local authorities, educational and training institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the voluntary sector, as well as social partners, for example trade unions and work councils, industry and professional associations, and individual companies.