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.
Learning about leadership can really boost business (29/09/2017)
Strong leadership is vital to a company's growth and success. That's why the Southern Denmark Business Development Centre created a project called Growth by Leadership, which has helped more than 700 people in Denmark to become stronger leaders and better managers. Growth by Leadership was aimed at small and medium sized businesses, offering a range of training and networking activities through its two main programmes "Growth by Competency Development" and "Growth by Counselling".
Technical training streamlines for success (13/06/2017)
KOMP-AD brought a network of technical schools together with local businesses to identify opportunities and develop better production processes using digital technology and automated solutions. Thanks to the work of the thirty partners in Zealand, Denmark - including vocational schools, academies and business associations - more than 250 companies could take advantage of on-site specialist training, tailored to the needs of their individual business.
A project in northern Denmark helped unemployed, socially marginalised young people into education and on to the jobs market.
ESF Contribution : EUR 5 000 000 – Number of Participants : 1 391
Education and innovation in the maritime sector (09/03/2015)
The Danish Maritime Cluster project set of to develop and offer educational - innovative programs aimed towards the Danish Maritime sector.
ESF Contribution : EUR 1.800.000 – Number of Participants : Several thousand
A project in Denmark working to ensure that persons with ADHD can be retained on the labour market or can undergo training with an approach customised to each individual’s situation.
ESF Contribution : DKK 4,950,993 – Number of Participants : 150
Breaking isolation by training young people (22/01/2015)
A project on the Danish island of Bornholm improves training opportunities for young people in order to boost business and retain inhabitants.
ESF Contribution : DKK 21,251,186 – Number of Participants : 1,232
From good to great: helping companies grow (27/08/2014)
A project in Denmark helped SMEs to grow by providing consulting in strategy, human resources management, general management, sales and marketing, productivity and e-business.
ESF Contribution : EUR 11 739 000 – Number of Participants : 617 companies
A winning chance (29/11/2013)
With the help of the ESF, ‘Entrepreneurship in Denmark’ seeks to help non-ethnic Danes realise their full potential by offering free counselling when they are setting up a business in Denmark.
Participants: 3075 unique contacts to entrepreneurs - ESF contribution: €1 232 735
New skills, new perspectives (12/09/2013)
In Zealand, Denmark, a project aims to develop new forms of partnership between educational institutions and employment agencies to improve the job prospects of unskilled job seekers over 30.
ESF Contribution : DKK 18.5 million – Number of Participants : DKK 37 million
Finding a sense of purpose…and belonging (22/08/2013)
A project in Denmark aims to improve the educational attainment of young people who are struggling to find work.
ESF Contribution : EUR 982 713 – Number of Participants : 400
Recognising the value of informal learning (22/04/2013)
A Danish project is offering training that takes into account experience gained outside formal education, to make sure the local workforce has the skills needed to fill anticipated shortfalls.
ESF Contribution : DKK 15 000 000 – Number of Participants : 2500
Hanging on for new skills (29/02/2012)
The Hold Fast project is playing a major role in encouraging young Danes to stay on at school and get the qualifications they need for a good job.
Participants: 20000 - ESF contribution: €3 031 000
Keeping education rolling (28/02/2012)
In response to the high school and vocational education drop-out rates of young people from ethnic minority backgrounds, the Danish "Hold On Tight Caravan" project is supporting all elements of the education and training process to increase the number of young people from minorities with qualifications.
ESF contribution: €3 214 000