25-year-old Anna from Lublin, Poland is a lawyer by training but tough employment conditions made her think about a different career path. Now she is running her own kindergarten thanks in part to a project for budding women entrepreneurs that is backed by the ESF. Read more ...
Allan from Glasgow spent time in prison and was struggling to get a foothold in life because of a lack of work. An ESF-funded training course designed to get ex-offenders into jobs came to the rescue.
Amparo, from Seville in Spain, took training through a European Social Fund-backed project and subsequently managed to land a permanent job. The project formed part of the European Union’s efforts to fight discrimination against the Roma.
At the age of 26, Radmila wanted a new challenge. Having already left a successful modeling career behind her she did not find life as a hotel receptionist fulfilling and set about opening her own little organic café. In order to help get her idea off the ground, she turned to a programme funded by the ESF. Read more ...
Thanks to a project backed by the ESF, Gerard has been able to combine the demands of his job with the needs of family life in a way which means less stress and more time with his sons.
A life of unemployment or pre-retirements benefits beckoned for Jane from Aalborg, Denmark. That was until she undertook training to learn to be a bus driver through a course supported by the ESF.
Otilia’s job as a cleaner for a Luxembourg-based telecoms company was made more challenging due to pain from rheumatism and a slipped disc. Thankfully, work became a little easier after she took part in a pain management course backed by the ESF.
Riikka-Leena decided to leave her job to focus on growing her family tourism business. To help maximise her chances of success, she took part in an international project for women entrepreneurs which was backed by the European Social Fund. Read more ...
The Care Creates Change project in Malta is striving to balance the needs of both people, and the environment they live and work in. Through training and counselling, participants are guided into steady jobs in different areas of waste management and recycling. Read more.
In the district of Pispala, in Tampere, the WORKpop project set out to help unemployed artists and creative workers adapt their skills to the labour market. Read more.