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.
Want to discover your dream job? You can do it! (11/08/2017)
For young people, finding a job can be particularly difficult. Without experience or key skills, it can be hard to know which steps to take. You Can Do It!, a project developed by Asociace Manažerů Absolventů (AMA) and funded by the European Social Fund, was aimed at disadvantaged young Czech people aged 18 to 30 who were registered at the jobcentre but hadn’t yet decided on a career path. Each young person was offered one-to-one coaching to determine his or her interests and skill levels, followed by a series of training sessions.
Helping new mothers back into work (05/02/2016)
A project in the Czech Republic helped women at the end of maternity leave return to the labour market.
ESF Contribution : EUR 212 370 – Number of Participants : 200+
The right skills for a mobile workforce (05/02/2016)
Intensive German language courses gave unemployed Czech people the skills they needed to try and get work in a neighbouring German region.
ESF Contribution : EUR 185 631 – Number of Participants : 63
A project in the Czech Republic gave people with physical disabilities an opportunity to find a job at Bezbatour, a travel agency specialising in holidays for disabled people.
ESF Contribution : 4 914 190. 67 CZK – Number of Participants : 20
A way back into work for former drug addicts (01/08/2014)
A project helps long-time drug addicts who are on a successful methadone substitution project to find a job.
ESF Contribution : 3870708.44 CZK – Number of Participants : 120
Real skills from a fictional company (01/08/2014)
A project prepares pupils with mental disabilities for their future careers by simulating real companies within the school environment.
ESF Contribution : 1 889 763. 89 CZK – Number of Participants : 35
Helping nurses back to work by providing childcare (31/07/2014)
The General University Hospital in Prague set up its own nursery with the help of ESF funding to provide affordable childcare to its employees.
ESF Contribution : 4 168 228. 70 CZK – Number of Participants : 56
All the world really is a stage! (07/02/2014)
Two projects from the Czech Republic use theatre and acting as tools for the self-development of socially marginalised young people.
ESF Contribution : First Success EUR 197 340; Renome EUR 228 974 – Number of Participants : First Success 30; Renome 24
In the Czech Republic, a project offered tailor-made career support to young graduates from rural areas.ESF Contribution : EUR 240 000 – Number of Participants : 43
All due ‘KREDIT’ to work scheme (02/04/2013)
A project is the Czech Most region aims to help disabled people into the world of work.
ESF Contribution : CZK 7 357 181 – Number of participants : 60
Training café brings an end to isolation (02/04/2013)
An ESF-project in the Czech Republic gave people with mental disabilities the opportunity to gain work experience and self-confidence, improving their chances of finding employment.
ESF Contribution : CZK 2 966 520 – Number of participants : 28
Breaking down barriers for the hearing impaired (28/03/2013)
A project in the Czech Republic aims to integrate people with hearing impairments into the jobs market.
ESF Contribution : CZK 5 004 265 – Number of participants : 375
A small village with a grand vision (28/03/2013)
An innovative ESF- project is finding ways to improve municipal strategic management and planning activities in the Czech Republic.
ESF Contribution : CZK 7 720 871 – Number of participants : 375
Opening the door to work (21/03/2013)
Through vocational training courses, job placements and wage subsidies, a project in the Czech Republic increases the participants' job market chances and leads to work opportunities.
ESF Contribution : CZK 5 095 267 - Number of participants : 400
A second-hand shop with first class ambitions (24/08/2011)
The ‘Second Hand, SECOND HELP’ project helps people with mental disabilities enjoy paid work in a suitable environment.
Participants: 15 - ESF contribution: €191.121
Help for the unemployed in South Bohemia (17/08/2011)
The ESF-funded 'EFEKT' project ('Through Efficient Qualification to the Labour Market') is helping unemployed individuals find jobs in the South Bohemia Region.
Participants: 160 - ESF contribution: €208 699