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Young people

Duration: 1'19"
Malmö, Sweden

The EU investing in people - ESF

A programme for young people helps Abshir Abukar get work and life skills thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 1'32"
Moravske Toplice, Slovenia

Enjoying the country life

After an 'on-the-job training programme' co-funded by the European Social Fund, Andrej Lovrencec lands a full time position in food production. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'15"
Chalkida, Greece

New IT skills for a better future

Christos Giannakopoulos takes computer training course and finds work thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'22"
Bissen, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The challenge of earning a living

Bruno De Almeida Aveiro participates in training for unskilled young people co-funded by the European Social Fund and lands maintenance job for town's public gardens. Read more ...
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

A healthy venture

Radmila Petroušková opens organic café after participating in programme for young entrepreneurs co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'10"
Redruth (Cornwall), United Kingdom

Young people on the job market

Including young people in the job market: story of a teenage girl and boy in training for atypical jobs.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'06"
Nykvarn, Lund, Sweden

Work and education for the vulnerable

People learn new skills for a new profession, and disadvantaged people access university.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'05"
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Better skills in the health sector

Training to improve skills in the health sector: example of a nurses' diabetes training project in the Netherlands.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 6'35"
Caen, France

Older workers

Retraining and upgrading skills of older workers and imparting experience on younger workers.

If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Women and jobs

Duration: 1'20"
Hässleholm, Sweden

Finding health and happiness

Anne-Lie Thuvesson comes off sick leave and sets up her own cheese shop in Hässleholm, Sweden, with support from the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'33"
Bratislava, Slovakia

The future in her own hands

Katarína Vargová receives training and counselling to get back into the workforce after an extended maternity leave thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'26"
Poznań, Poland

Helping young entrepreneurs

Journalist Beata Szozda gets business training and starts up her own online automobile publication thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'16"
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Knowledge is empowerment

Khadija Majdoubi fulfils her dream of opening a beauty salon in Amsterdam after a special training course co-financed by the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Vilnius, Lithuania

New skills and a sense of community

Thanks to an ESF-funded project for senior citizens, accountant and businesswoman Aldona Mikalauskiene learns new computer skills, helping to keep her at the top of her game. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Dupnitsa, Bulgaria

Career progression

Biliana Filipova takes intensive training course co-funded by the European Social Fund and moves up the ranks to regional manager for a large chain of filling stations. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 8'03"
Valletta, Malta

Gender equality in Malta

Young mothers gain easier access to job market thanks to childcare projects.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'51"
Klaipeda, Vilnius, Lithuania

Business and skills for women and police

Supports for women in business and language and computer training for police.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Disadvantaged people

Duration: 1'33"
Bratislava, Slovakia

A new voice for deafs

Deaf at birth, Mário Greško signs up for an ESF-funded computer training course to help get his dream job. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Gdańsk, Poland

Disability is no handicap to work

A former shipyard worker, Andrzej Lubowiecki took a course funded by the European Social Fund to help partially disabled people apply for work and got a job the next day. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Vratsa, Bulgaria

Social solidarity gives new hope

Tsvetan Ivanov becomes a social assistant thanks to an ESF-funded project, which gives support to elderly and disabled housebound people. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'31"
Rome, Italy

From the streets to the catwalk

After living homeless, Fiorella learns dressmaking and manages clothes shop thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'24"
Patras, Greece

Better healthcare for the Roma

Better healthcare for the Roma in Greece.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'06"
Nykvarn, Lund, Sweden

Work and education for the vulnerable

People learn new skills for a new profession, and disadvantaged people access university.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Older workers

Duration: 1'17"
Vilnius, Lithuania

New skills and a sense of community

Thanks to an ESF-funded project for senior citizens, accountant and businesswoman Aldona Mikalauskiene learns new computer skills, helping to keep her at the top of her game. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Vienna, Austria

The true value of experience

Roswitha Kerbel finds new job with employer who recognises her value as an older worker thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 6'35"
Caen, France

Older workers

Retraining and upgrading skills of older workers and imparting experience on younger workers.

If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Roma

Duration: 7'24"
Patras, Greece

Better healthcare for the Roma

Better healthcare for the Roma in Greece.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Business and enterprise

Duration: 1'17"
Dupnitsa, Bulgaria

Career progression

Biliana Filipova takes intensive training course co-funded by the European Social Fund and moves up the ranks to regional manager for a large chain of filling stations. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'40"
Tampere, Finland

Businesses adapting to change

Small firms receive valuable advice on ensuring the well-being of staff and keeping their business thriving.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'51"
Klaipeda, Vilnius, Lithuania

Business and skills for women and police

Supports for women in business and language and computer training for police.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'06"
Braga, Portugal

Adapting to economic change

Helping workers and businesses adapt to economic change: training business managers to take advantage of globalisation.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 6'35"
Caen, France

Older workers

Retraining and upgrading skills of older workers and imparting experience on younger workers.

If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Entrepreneurship

Duration: 1'19"
Barbuletu, Romania

Building a rural future

The son of small-scale fruit farmers, Florin Istrate is helping his farming community develop and diversify thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'26"
Poznań, Poland

Helping young entrepreneurs

Journalist Beata Szozda gets business training and starts up her own online automobile publication thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'16"
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Knowledge is empowerment

Khadija Majdoubi fulfils her dream of opening a beauty salon in Amsterdam after a special training course co-financed by the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'24"
Århus, Denmark

One good boost deserves another

Mogens Lausen is building his own business, thanks in part to skills he learned on a course co-funded through the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'31"
Rome, Italy

From the streets to the catwalk

After living homeless, Fiorella learns dressmaking and manages clothes shop thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

A healthy venture

Radmila Petroušková opens organic café after participating in programme for young entrepreneurs co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'19"
Helsinki, Finland

Supporting creativity

Harri Haanpää sets up film production company after media training co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Porto, Portugal

Eastern Promise

Bruno Texeira gets business training and sets up international consultancy firm. Read more ...
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Duration: 7'40"
Tampere, Finland

Businesses adapting to change

Small firms receive valuable advice on ensuring the well-being of staff and keeping their business thriving.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'51"
Klaipeda, Vilnius, Lithuania

Business and skills for women and police

Supports for women in business and language and computer training for police.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

New skills

Duration: 1'32"
Moravske Toplice, Slovenia

Enjoying the country life

After an 'on-the-job training programme' co-funded by the European Social Fund, Andrej Lovrencec lands a full time position in food production. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'16"
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Knowledge is empowerment

Khadija Majdoubi fulfils her dream of opening a beauty salon in Amsterdam after a special training course co-financed by the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'25"
Msida, Malta

A second chance, a new career

Marie Therese Vella gets a fresh start thanks to ESF-funded training for people over 40. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'26"
Siauliai, Lithuania

Aim high

College lecturer Nedas Jurgaitis receives ESF-funded training to further his career. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Vilnius, Lithuania

New skills and a sense of community

Thanks to an ESF-funded project for senior citizens, accountant and businesswoman Aldona Mikalauskiene learns new computer skills, helping to keep her at the top of her game. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'15"
Chalkida, Greece

New IT skills for a better future

Christos Giannakopoulos takes computer training course and finds work thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Vratsa, Bulgaria

Social solidarity gives new hope

Tsvetan Ivanov becomes a social assistant thanks to an ESF-funded project, which gives support to elderly and disabled housebound people. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'22"
Berlin, Germany

Re-activating knowledge

Peter Meller gets new skills for a new job thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 6'38"
Prague, Czech Republic

Helping people remain employable

Czech railways retraining staff to keep them employable.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'51"
Klaipeda, Vilnius, Lithuania

Business and skills for women and police

Supports for women in business and language and computer training for police.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'51"
Tallinn, Rakvere, Estonia

Better job opportunities

Bus driver instructor learns interactive teaching methods; former pre-school teacher makes career change in sales management.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'06"
Braga, Portugal

Adapting to economic change

Helping workers and businesses adapt to economic change: training business managers to take advantage of globalisation.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 6'35"
Caen, France

Older workers

Retraining and upgrading skills of older workers and imparting experience on younger workers.

If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Education and training

Duration: 1'19"
Malmö, Sweden

The EU investing in people - ESF

A programme for young people helps Abshir Abukar get work and life skills thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'33"
Bratislava, Slovakia

A new voice for deafs

Deaf at birth, Mário Greško signs up for an ESF-funded computer training course to help get his dream job. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'32"
Moravske Toplice, Slovenia

Enjoying the country life

After an 'on-the-job training programme' co-funded by the European Social Fund, Andrej Lovrencec lands a full time position in food production. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Sibiu, Romania

The value of traditions

Anthropologist Monica Stroe is able to pursue a PhD thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 1'19"
Barbuletu, Romania

Building a rural future

The son of small-scale fruit farmers, Florin Istrate is helping his farming community develop and diversify thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'26"
Poznań, Poland

Helping young entrepreneurs

Journalist Beata Szozda gets business training and starts up her own online automobile publication thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'16"
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Knowledge is empowerment

Khadija Majdoubi fulfils her dream of opening a beauty salon in Amsterdam after a special training course co-financed by the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'25"
Msida, Malta

A second chance, a new career

Marie Therese Vella gets a fresh start thanks to ESF-funded training for people over 40. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'26"
Siauliai, Lithuania

Aim high

College lecturer Nedas Jurgaitis receives ESF-funded training to further his career. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'15"
Chalkida, Greece

New IT skills for a better future

Christos Giannakopoulos takes computer training course and finds work thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'24"
Århus, Denmark

One good boost deserves another

Mogens Lausen is building his own business, thanks in part to skills he learned on a course co-funded through the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'22"
Berlin, Germany

Re-activating knowledge

Peter Meller gets new skills for a new job thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'22"
Bissen, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The challenge of earning a living

Bruno De Almeida Aveiro participates in training for unskilled young people co-funded by the European Social Fund and lands maintenance job for town's public gardens. Read more ...
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'19"
Helsinki, Finland

Supporting creativity

Harri Haanpää sets up film production company after media training co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

A recipe for success

Éva Gyulai learns professional cooking in European Social Fund training course and lands job in restaurant. Read more ...
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Duration: 6'38"
Prague, Czech Republic

Helping people remain employable

Czech railways retraining staff to keep them employable.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'51"
Klaipeda, Vilnius, Lithuania

Business and skills for women and police

Supports for women in business and language and computer training for police.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'51"
Tallinn, Rakvere, Estonia

Better job opportunities

Bus driver instructor learns interactive teaching methods; former pre-school teacher makes career change in sales management.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'06"
Braga, Portugal

Adapting to economic change

Helping workers and businesses adapt to economic change: training business managers to take advantage of globalisation.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'10"
Redruth (Cornwall), United Kingdom

Young people on the job market

Including young people in the job market: story of a teenage girl and boy in training for atypical jobs.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'06"
Nykvarn, Lund, Sweden

Work and education for the vulnerable

People learn new skills for a new profession, and disadvantaged people access university.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'05"
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Better skills in the health sector

Training to improve skills in the health sector: example of a nurses' diabetes training project in the Netherlands.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 6'35"
Caen, France

Older workers

Retraining and upgrading skills of older workers and imparting experience on younger workers.

If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Lifelong learning

Duration: 1'33"
Bratislava, Slovakia

A new voice for deafs

Deaf at birth, Mário Greško signs up for an ESF-funded computer training course to help get his dream job. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'19"
Barbuletu, Romania

Building a rural future

The son of small-scale fruit farmers, Florin Istrate is helping his farming community develop and diversify thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'26"
Poznań, Poland

Helping young entrepreneurs

Journalist Beata Szozda gets business training and starts up her own online automobile publication thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'25"
Msida, Malta

A second chance, a new career

Marie Therese Vella gets a fresh start thanks to ESF-funded training for people over 40. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'19"
Helsinki, Finland

Supporting creativity

Harri Haanpää sets up film production company after media training co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 6'38"
Prague, Czech Republic

Helping people remain employable

Czech railways retraining staff to keep them employable.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'51"
Klaipeda, Vilnius, Lithuania

Business and skills for women and police

Supports for women in business and language and computer training for police.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'51"
Tallinn, Rakvere, Estonia

Better job opportunities

Bus driver instructor learns interactive teaching methods; former pre-school teacher makes career change in sales management.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'06"
Braga, Portugal

Adapting to economic change

Helping workers and businesses adapt to economic change: training business managers to take advantage of globalisation.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 6'35"
Caen, France

Older workers

Retraining and upgrading skills of older workers and imparting experience on younger workers.

If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Healthcare

Duration: 7'24"
Patras, Greece

Better healthcare for the Roma

Better healthcare for the Roma in Greece.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'05"
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Better skills in the health sector

Training to improve skills in the health sector: example of a nurses' diabetes training project in the Netherlands.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Health and Safety, well-being

Duration: 1'20"
Hässleholm, Sweden

Finding health and happiness

Anne-Lie Thuvesson comes off sick leave and sets up her own cheese shop in Hässleholm, Sweden, with support from the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Gdańsk, Poland

Disability is no handicap to work

A former shipyard worker, Andrzej Lubowiecki took a course funded by the European Social Fund to help partially disabled people apply for work and got a job the next day. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'40"
Tampere, Finland

Businesses adapting to change

Small firms receive valuable advice on ensuring the well-being of staff and keeping their business thriving.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Childcare

Duration: 1'33"
Bratislava, Slovakia

The future in her own hands

Katarína Vargová receives training and counselling to get back into the workforce after an extended maternity leave thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 8'03"
Valletta, Malta

Gender equality in Malta

Young mothers gain easier access to job market thanks to childcare projects.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'10"
Redruth (Cornwall), United Kingdom

Young people on the job market

Including young people in the job market: story of a teenage girl and boy in training for atypical jobs.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Social inclusion

Duration: 1'31"
Rome, Italy

From the streets to the catwalk

After living homeless, Fiorella learns dressmaking and manages clothes shop thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'10"
Redruth (Cornwall), United Kingdom

Young people on the job market

Including young people in the job market: story of a teenage girl and boy in training for atypical jobs.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'06"
Nykvarn, Lund, Sweden

Work and education for the vulnerable

People learn new skills for a new profession, and disadvantaged people access university.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Fighting discrimination

Duration: 7'24"
Patras, Greece

Better healthcare for the Roma

Better healthcare for the Roma in Greece.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Gender equality

Duration: 8'03"
Valletta, Malta

Gender equality in Malta

Young mothers gain easier access to job market thanks to childcare projects.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'51"
Klaipeda, Vilnius, Lithuania

Business and skills for women and police

Supports for women in business and language and computer training for police.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'10"
Redruth (Cornwall), United Kingdom

Young people on the job market

Including young people in the job market: story of a teenage girl and boy in training for atypical jobs.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

50th anniversary of the ESF

Duration: 8'18"
Potsdam, Germany

ESF funded projects – 50th anniversary of the ESF

Conference “50th Anniversary of the European Social Fund - Review and Prospects”, June 28-29th 2007, Potsdam (Germany) and two projects (new skills for job-seekers and training for young offenders in prison).
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Duration: 5'13"

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESF

Message from EU Commissioner Vladimír Špidla on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ESF.
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Austria

Duration: 1'17"
Vienna, Austria

The true value of experience

Roswitha Kerbel finds new job with employer who recognises her value as an older worker thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Vienna, Austria

Balancing work and childcare

Stephan Wittich balances post-doctoral research work and parental care thanks to childcare project co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read More
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Belgium

Duration: 1'18"
Roeselare, Belgium

Investment in a good night’s sleep

Daniel Dellisse goes on a retraining programme to improve his working life in Flanders. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Bertrix, Belgium

Staying safe, down on the farm

Gaetane Anselme learns how to improve safety for children at her educational farm in Wallonia. Read more ...
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Bulgaria

Duration: 1'17"
Dupnitsa, Bulgaria

Career progression

Biliana Filipova takes intensive training course co-funded by the European Social Fund and moves up the ranks to regional manager for a large chain of filling stations. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'17"
Vratsa, Bulgaria

Social solidarity gives new hope

Tsvetan Ivanov becomes a social assistant thanks to an ESF-funded project, which gives support to elderly and disabled housebound people. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Cyprus

Duration: 1'18"
Larnaka, Cyprus

Solving problems with support

Andreas Apatzidis finds the job he likes, and his whole family benefits. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Famagusta, Cyprus

Women at work, elders at play

Koulla Aggelou can go to work, knowing her mother is well looked after at a day-care centre for the elderly. Read more ...
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Czech Republic

Duration: 1'18"
Kromeritz, Czech Republic

Retraining for the modern workforce

Milan Nedbal gets a fresh start on his career after gaining new computer skills from training co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'17"
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

A healthy venture

Radmila Petroušková opens organic café after participating in programme for young entrepreneurs co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 6'38"
Prague, Czech Republic

Helping people remain employable

Czech railways retraining staff to keep them employable.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Denmark

Duration: 1'24"
Århus, Denmark

One good boost deserves another

Mogens Lausen is building his own business, thanks in part to skills he learned on a course co-funded through the European Social Fund. Read More
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 1'18"
Aalborg, Denmark

Gearing up to a new career

Jane Grøne seizes opportunity offered by European Social Fund to become bus driver. Read more ...
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Estonia

Duration: 1'18"
Tallin, Estonia

On the right track

Peeter Tarmet goes on a business mentoring project and learns how to set up a company in Estonia. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Jõhvi, Estonia

Integration project opens doors

Messurme Pissareva takes part in a project for the integration of non-nationals in Estonia. Read more ...
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Duration: 7'51"
Tallinn, Rakvere, Estonia

Better job opportunities

Bus driver instructor learns interactive teaching methods; former pre-school teacher makes career change in sales management.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Finland

Duration: 1'19"
Helsinki, Finland

Supporting creativity

Harri Haanpää sets up film production company after media training co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

Duration: 7'40"
Tampere, Finland

Businesses adapting to change

Small firms receive valuable advice on ensuring the well-being of staff and keeping their business thriving.
If you want to download a high/low resolution version click here

France

Duration: 1'18"
Clermont-Ferrand, France

Channelling youth and energy

Yann Lelievre launches successful business selling sports goods. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Reims, France

Growing into the right job

Audrey Libres obtains diploma at school of second chance and finds stable employment. Read more ...
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Duration: 6'35"
Caen, France

Older workers

Retraining and upgrading skills of older workers and imparting experience on younger workers.

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Germany

Duration: 1'22"
Berlin, Germany

Re-activating knowledge

Peter Meller gets new skills for a new job thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 1'33"
Berlin, Germany

Strength in diversity

Cornelia Schultheiss starts her own consultancy after business start-up training with the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 8'18"
Potsdam, Germany

ESF funded projects – 50th anniversary of the ESF

Conference “50th Anniversary of the European Social Fund - Review and Prospects”, June 28-29th 2007, Potsdam (Germany) and two projects (new skills for job-seekers and training for young offenders in prison).
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Greece

Duration: 1'15"
Chalkida, Greece

New IT skills for a better future

Christos Giannakopoulos takes computer training course and finds work thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 1'18"
Corfu, Greece

Georgia’s story

Georgia Chrisikopoulou rebuilds her life after a rehabilitation scheme co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
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Duration: 7'24"
Patras, Greece

Better healthcare for the Roma

Better healthcare for the Roma in Greece.
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Hungary

Duration: 1'17"
Szekszárd, Hungary

A good worker wins recognition

Zsolt Korcz trains to become a skilled mason thanks to the European Social Fund. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'17"
Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

A recipe for success

Éva Gyulai learns professional cooking in European Social Fund training course and lands job in restaurant. Read more ...
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Ireland

Duration: 1'18"
Limerick, Ireland

Getting into the workforce

Serge Mbami, originally from Cameroon, trains in supply chain logistics and lands permanent job. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Dublin, Ireland

Fitness for life

Sheena Matthews, after leaving school at 14, turns her life around and now sets sights on medical school. Read more ...
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Italy

Duration: 1'31"
Rome, Italy

From the streets to the catwalk

After living homeless, Fiorella learns dressmaking and manages clothes shop thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 1'18"
Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy

Developing a research career

Simone Rossi benefits from research grant for solar energy and lands permanent job. Read more ...
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Latvia

Duration: 1'18"
Daugavpils rajons, Latvia

’Bee’ is for business

Normunds Zeps learns how to run a small bee-keeping business in rural Latvia. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Riga, Latvia

Extending a hand to the blind

Sarmite Gromska, a blind student at the University of Latvia, gains access to study materials in Braille. Read more ...
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Lithuania

Duration: 1'26"
Siauliai, Lithuania

Aim high

College lecturer Nedas Jurgaitis receives ESF-funded training to further his career. Read More
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Duration: 1'17"
Vilnius, Lithuania

New skills and a sense of community

Thanks to an ESF-funded project for senior citizens, accountant and businesswoman Aldona Mikalauskiene learns new computer skills, helping to keep her at the top of her game. Read More
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Duration: 7'51"
Klaipeda, Vilnius, Lithuania

Business and skills for women and police

Supports for women in business and language and computer training for police.
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Luxemburg

Duration: 1'22"
Bissen, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The challenge of earning a living

Bruno De Almeida Aveiro participates in training for unskilled young people co-funded by the European Social Fund and lands maintenance job for town's public gardens. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Learning to live with pain

Otilia Marques learns how to conquer her back pain on a European Social Fund training course and continue her working life. Read more ...
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Malta

Duration: 1'25"
Msida, Malta

A second chance, a new career

Marie Therese Vella gets a fresh start thanks to ESF-funded training for people over 40. Read More
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Duration: 1'17"
Msida, Malta

Putting experience back to work

George Mifsud gets a fresh start after a training and employment scheme co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
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Duration: 8'03"
Valletta, Malta

Gender equality in Malta

Young mothers gain easier access to job market thanks to childcare projects.
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The Netherlands

Duration: 1'07"
Netherlands

ESF event 2009 - Part 1

Duration: 1'43"
Netherlands

ESF event 2009 - Part 2

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Duration: 1'16"
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Knowledge is empowerment

Khadija Majdoubi fulfils her dream of opening a beauty salon in Amsterdam after a special training course co-financed by the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 1'18"
Drachten, The Netherlands

A better work/ life balance

Gerard Jansen takes part in ‘e-papa’ project and is able to combine childcare and work. Read more ...
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Duration: 7'05"
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Better skills in the health sector

Training to improve skills in the health sector: example of a nurses' diabetes training project in the Netherlands.
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Poland

Duration: 1'26"
Poznań, Poland

Helping young entrepreneurs

Journalist Beata Szozda gets business training and starts up her own online automobile publication thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 1'17"
Gdańsk, Poland

Disability is no handicap to work

A former shipyard worker, Andrzej Lubowiecki took a course funded by the European Social Fund to help partially disabled people apply for work and got a job the next day. Read More
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Portugal

Duration: 1'18"
Porto, Portugal

Eastern Promise

Bruno Texeira gets business training and sets up international consultancy firm. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Penafiel, Portugal

In the woods

Maria Balbina Soares Melo Rocha trains in forestry management and learns to make her land more profitable while reducing risk of forest fires. Read more ...
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Duration: 7'06"
Braga, Portugal

Adapting to economic change

Helping workers and businesses adapt to economic change: training business managers to take advantage of globalisation.
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Romania

Duration: 1'17"
Sibiu, Romania

The value of traditions

Anthropologist Monica Stroe is able to pursue a PhD thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 1'19"
Barbuletu, Romania

Building a rural future

The son of small-scale fruit farmers, Florin Istrate is helping his farming community develop and diversify thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
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Slovakia

Duration: 1'33"
Bratislava, Slovakia

A new voice for deafs

Deaf at birth, Mário Greško signs up for an ESF-funded computer training course to help get his dream job. Read More
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Duration: 1'33"
Bratislava, Slovakia

The future in her own hands

Katarína Vargová receives training and counselling to get back into the workforce after an extended maternity leave thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
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Slovenia

Duration: 1'32"
Moravske Toplice, Slovenia

Enjoying the country life

After an 'on-the-job training programme' co-funded by the European Social Fund, Andrej Lovrencec lands a full time position in food production. Read More
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Duration: 1'18"
Kamna Gorica, Slovenia

Getting on the right track

Jana Urbanija goes on to university after informal education programme co-funded by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
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Spain

Duration: 1'18"
Granada, Spain

Building a business through training

José Salmerón Guindos gets training in business creation and consolidation and dramatically turns his company around. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Sevilla, Spain

Opening the door to employment

Amparo Navaja Maldonado joins a training programme for the Roma community in Spain and finds steady work. Read more ...
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Sweden

Duration: 1'20"
Hässleholm, Sweden

Finding health and happiness

Anne-Lie Thuvesson comes off sick leave and sets up her own cheese shop in Hässleholm, Sweden, with support from the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 1'19"
Malmö, Sweden

The EU investing in people - ESF

A programme for young people helps Abshir Abukar get work and life skills thanks to the European Social Fund. Read More
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Duration: 7'06"
Nykvarn, Lund, Sweden

Work and education for the vulnerable

People learn new skills for a new profession, and disadvantaged people access university.
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United Kingdom

Duration: 1'17"
Glasgow, United Kingdom

A hand up, a chance for redemption

Allan McGinlay gets a new lease on life with European Social Fund training and coaches former convicts on finding a place for themselves in society. Read more ...
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Duration: 1'18"
Chichester, United Kingdom

Generating green energy

Sandra Barnes-Keywood goes on training and learns how to better market her eco-friendly B&B. Read more ...
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Duration: 7'10"
Redruth (Cornwall), United Kingdom

Young people on the job market

Including young people in the job market: story of a teenage girl and boy in training for atypical jobs.
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