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.
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