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The ESF in Slovenia

Slovenia is using ESF funding to give its workers, old and young, the skills they need to benefit from economic growth and the jobs it brings. The ESF is also focusing on disadvantaged groups – including the Roma minority – improving skills and access to work to ensure they are not left behind in the jobs market.

Promoting better jobs

Over 120 000 people have already taken part in ESF-funded projects to improve skills and job prospects. And of those job-seekers who participated, some 17 000 have found work. Several ESF projects are supporting entrepreneurship – such as the prize-winning one-stop-shop business-registration system which produced an increase of 20% in new start-up companies in Slovenia. Young people are also being supported by the ESF, such as an innovative project which promotes the recycling, redesign and resale of second-hand clothes in retail outlets in Ljubljana and elsewhere.

Fairer opportunities for work

Many ESF projects are helping bring disadvantaged and vulnerable people into the workforce and combating social exclusion: for example, the e-government portal for blind and partially-sighted people allows them to hear content. Much help is also being directed to Roma communities. For instance, the ‘Roma Assistant’ project trains advisers to help young Roma overcome language difficulties and integrate better into the national school system at an early stage. Visits to Roma communities by teachers and childcare experts have been arranged to hold discussions on the best ways to promote social integration. Other disadvantaged groups are also being targeted with ESF support, such as the Info-Points project which gives immigrant workers consolidated information on life, work and training opportunities in Slovenia.

ESF contacts in Slovenia


The ESF in Slovenia: data and figures

Budget

€755,699,370
(2007-2013)

Who is funded

See the list of beneficiaries

Who participates

132,727 people
(2013)