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.
E-prescription – a ground-breaking project (08/06/2016)
The e-prescription pilot programme in Greece set the basis for the system to operate on a nationwide scale and tackle the chronic problems of the Health and Social Insurance system.
ESF Contribution : EUR 440 845 – Number of Participants : ≈ 46 000
The Lifelong Learning Centre in the Municipality of Drama in Greece gave a large number of local residents the opportunity to gain access to education and the potential to gain access to the labour market.
ESF Contribution : EUR 29 809 738 – Number of Participants : 8 980
Social enterprises for a greener community (03/06/2016)
The “Local actions for the social inclusion of vulnerable groups in the Municipality of Fyli” programme in Greece helped to bring unemployed people into the labour market through establishing their own social enterprises.
ESF Contribution : EUR 372 653 – Number of Participants : 80
The project regarding the promotion of the “Digital School” in primary and secondary education in Greece provided the educational community with new tools and perspectives on teaching methods.
ESF Contribution : EUR 8 850 000 – Number of Participants : 800 000
The public work scheme in the North Aegean Region in Greece gave a job opportunity to 629 unemployed people, covered the needs of the local communities and enhanced local partnerships.
ESF Contribution : EUR 1 452 332 – Number of Participants : 629
Research helps participatory environmental planning (24/05/2016)
The program for the support of researchers’ employment in businesses in Greece created a new model of participatory planning of the management of Natura 2000 Sites’ Network
ESF Contribution : EUR 119 196 – Number of Participants : 950
Opening doors to learning for all citizens (24/05/2016)
The “Academy of Plato - The paths to knowledge” project in Greece offered 12 000 pupils, students and adult citizens the opportunity to participate in educational and social networking activities.
ESF Contribution : N/A – Number of Participants : 12 000
A major e-government infrastructure project in Greece is servicing the education sector. Ultimately, the computerisation of school administration across the country will rationalise the use of resources and public spending.
ESF Contribution : N/A – Number of Participants : Serving about 14 000 schools
Learning about Greek language, culture and history (27/01/2016)
A project in Greece gave immigrants the opportunity to learn the Greek language while immersing themselves in the country’s culture and history. The goal was to improve their social integration.
ESF Contribution : N/A – Number of Participants : ~3000 per year
Helping migrant families settle into Greek life (27/01/2016)
A project based in Greece gave students and parents from immigrant communities free training in Greek language, culture and civilisation. The goal was to strengthen their integration into Greek life.
ESF Contribution : N/A – Number of Participants : 80 000
Grants help young people find full-time employment (28/08/2014)
A project in Greece provides graduate recruitment grants that sponsor full-time employment of young people in private companies for 27 months.
ESF Contribution : EUR 92 042 487 – Number of Participants : 6 535
A project in Greece gives unemployed people a taste of working life through the creation and selling of products made from recycled garments.
ESF Contribution : EUR 408 000 – Number of Participants : 90
Supporting young scientists to ‘do it on their own’ (25/09/2012)
What better way to support innovation and increase employment than helping young scientists branch out on their own? That’s exactly what the programme 'Young Self-Employed Scientists' is attempting to do by offering grants that allow young lawyers, doctors, engineers, and pharmacists to establish their own small enterprises across Greece.
ESF contribution: 85% - Number of participants: 6 000 (according to the Call of Tender)
Living life to the full (05/10/2011)
The Ef-zin social co-operative in Athens helps its members, many of which have mental health problems, live fuller lives.
Participants: 66 - ESF contribution: €750 000
A Day Centre for social integration in Athens (26/09/2011)
In central Athens, a dedicated team including psychologists, social workers and therapists is creating new chances for some of their most disadvantaged fellow citizens.
Participants: 15-50 - ESF contribution: €262 500