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The ESF in Germany

Experience that counts

26/09/2012

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© Istockphoto/Thomas Lammeyer

Young trainees from Germany are off to renovate a children’s cancer clinic in Hungary

Helping those in need while gaining valuable work experience abroad is the aim of 12 young trainees from Bochum in Germany. In October, as part of their training in painting and carpentry skills, they are leaving for Pécs in Hungary where they will renovate the parents’ dormitory in a cancer clinic for children. The trainees will be accompanied by an instructor and have followed a crash course in the Hungarian language, cuisine and culture. During their two-week stay, as well as transforming the dormitory, they will have the chance to see the sights and enjoy the local culture. Supported by the ESF, the trip is part of the ‘Young Workers for Europe’ initiative of the Federal XENOS-integration and diversity programme.


The ESF in Germany: data and figures

Budget

€9,380,654,763
(2007-2013)

Who is funded

See the list of beneficiaries

Who participates

907,651 people
(2013)