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Projects

The ESF is funding tens of thousands of projects across the Union that make a real difference to the lives of millions of individuals. Here you can find some examples.

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Easing the transition between school and work

Easing the transition between school and work (27/11/2014)

A project based in Austria helped disadvantaged youngsters make the transition from school to working life
ESF Contribution : EUR 435 000

Bridging the gap between working life and retirement

Bridging the gap between working life and retirement (26/11/2014)

A project in southern Austria gave older unemployed people the chance of work before retirement.
ESF Contribution : EUR 174 799 – Number of Participants : 13

Getting youngsters ready for work – and life

Getting youngsters ready for work – and life (05/11/2014)

A project in Austria helps young people prepare for the world of work by offering a variety of vocational, social and skills training.
ESF Contribution : EUR 345 713 (between 2010 and 2011) – Number of Participants : 203

Raising standards in Austria’s health tourism sector

Raising standards in Austria’s health tourism sector (24/09/2014)

A project in Austria has developed and run training schemes to raise standards in the local health tourism sector.
ESF Contribution : EUR 256 275 – Number of Participants : 1 533 (until 2013)

Helping newcomers make their mark

Helping newcomers make their mark (20/01/2014)

A project in Austria helping first-generation immigrants find their place in the labour market.
ESF Contribution : EUR 127 766 – Number of Participants : 100

Helping senior workers contribute

Helping senior workers contribute (20/01/2014)

A project based in Austria for the retention and transfer of older workers’ skills and experiences.
ESF Contribution : EUR 49 219 – Number of Participants : 20

‘Future-proofing’ the skills needs of businesses

‘Future-proofing’ the skills needs of businesses (20/01/2014)

A project in Austria assesses the future skills needs in six industrial sectors and proposes training plans for individual companies.
ESF Contribution : EUR 184 000 – Number of Participants : 200 companies

Three steps into work

Three steps into work (15/03/2012)

In the Austrian city of Graz, six organisations which promote employment came together to offer better opportunities to the long-term unemployed, asylum-seekers and immigrants.
Participants: 60 - ESF contribution: €460 230

Discovering value in diversity

Discovering value in diversity (15/03/2012)

The ‘Value diversity, Use diversity’ project in the Austrian city of Linz focused on supporting migrants and those with an immigrant background – especially women and young people – to integrate better into social life and work.
Participants: Around 2500 - ESF contribution: €258 239

Moving on to better jobs

Moving on to better jobs (09/03/2012)

The ‘Move On’ project was launched to help schoolchildren with an immigrant background, who are generally more likely to drop out of full-time education early.
Participants: 952 - ESF contribution: €201 000

Recycling success

Recycling success (04/10/2011)

The ‘Demontage- und Recycling-Zentrum’ (DRZ) is a place where the long-term unemployed and people with disabilities can be reintegrated into the job market.
Participants: 60 ( +~15 in training) - ESF contribution: €358 798