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.
Fit for IT – and for the job market (25/07/2014)
A project in Estonia trains long-term unemployed people and helps them launch new careers as IT specialists.
ESF Contribution : EUR 279 775 – Number of Participants : 65
Helping prisoners get back into employment (08/11/2012)
Prisoners in Ida-Virumaa in Estonia received training and access to the job market thanks to a project funded by the ESF.
ESF contribution: €989 550 - Number of participants: 1034
Young unemployed receive leg up from local community (08/11/2012)
A project implemented in Pärnu County, Estonia, helped young adults find a job by providing them with tailor-made assistance thanks to support from the European Social Fund (ESF).
ESF contribution: €115 813 - Number of participants: 42
Bringing the news to people with hearing impairments (06/11/2012)
Estonian TV offers news broadcasts tailored to the needs of the hearing impaired thanks to a project supported by the ESF.
ESF contribution: €25 254 - Number of participants: 6
Hassle-free commuting for people with special needs (06/11/2012)
A project funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) supports the launch of a centrally organised social transport services for people with disabilities and their caretakers.
ESF contribution: €180 647 - Number of participants: 13 partners
From young mothers to young businesswomen (19/10/2011)
The ‘Young enterprising women for job creation’ project provided training courses to encourage a more entrepreneurial environment for women in the region of Tamsalu.
Participants: 60 - ESF contribution: €49 502