Introduction

The Operational Programme Fight against Discrimination, Programa Xtalento (For Talent Programme), is the programme that the ONCE Foundation is managing during the period 2007-2013, with co-financing from the European Social Fund (ESF) and with the participation in some of the planned actions as beneficiary of the same, of the Association for the Employment and Training of People with Disabilities, FSC Inserta.

The appointment of the ONCE Foundation by means of the Decision of 17th December 2007 as one of the managers of said Programme, under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour and Immigration in its role as Managing Authority of the European Social Fund in Spain, represents a renewal of the confidence held in our institution by the European Commission and the European Social Fund Administrative Unit (ESFAU). This confidence comes backed up by the results achieved by the ONCE Foundation in the management of the Operational Programme 2000-2006; with an execution approximating 200 million euros, of which the Structural Funds (ESF and ERDF) have contributed an average of 62% as co-financing and thanks to which assistance has been given to more than 102,000 people with disabilities in unemployment or a precarious labour situation, 23,000 have been trained, more than 25,700 labour insertions have been achieved and aids have been granted for almost 400 self-employment projects.