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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.

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Student assessment for tailor-made education

Student assessment for tailor-made education (24/07/2015)

The University of Szeged set up a comprehensive assessment method testing students’ skills, providing tools and training teachers to create a more individual-based and effective educational system.
ESF Contribution : EUR 2 334 000 – Number of Participants : 113 032

Danish-Hungarian project reaches out to those on the margins

Danish-Hungarian project reaches out to those on the margins (24/07/2015)

The First Hungarian-Danish Production School specialising in helping disadvantaged people often destined for long-term unemployment assisted 310 people in western Hungary with vocational training and job-seeking.
ESF Contribution : EUR 578 168 – Number of Participants : 310

Getting 120 homeless off the street and into jobs

Getting 120 homeless off the street and into jobs (24/07/2015)

The project helped 120 unemployed homeless people in Budapest to get temporary or permanent housing, and strengthen their life skills that will allow them to be successful on the job market.
ESF Contribution : EUR 410 200 – Number of Participants : 120

Turning Hungary’s museums into tools of education

Turning Hungary’s museums into tools of education (24/07/2015)

Through a comprehensive training programme for employees, Hungary’s museums were supported in their transformation into modern exhibitions with a visitor- and school-friendly environment.
ESF Contribution : EUR 1 380 522 – Number of Participants : 593

Hungarian project helps poor climb the social ladder

Hungarian project helps poor climb the social ladder (23/07/2015)

A comprehensive project in Pecs, Hungary worked to save an impoverished district by rehabilitating homes, providing training, guidance and education to locals to help them find jobs and improve their life-chances.
ESF Contribution : EUR 476 000 – Number of Participants : 109

Thousands embrace opportunities to learn new skills

Thousands embrace opportunities to learn new skills (15/07/2015)

A project in Hungary gives thousands of people the chance to improve their education and acquire new skills through vocational training, thereby improving their employability.
ESF Contribution : HUF 44 000 000 000 – Number of Participants : 160 000+

Training mentors to help the visually impaired

Training mentors to help the visually impaired (28/07/2014)

A unique project in Hungary has trained and found jobs for 19 community mentors to help blind and visually impaired people in the Budapest region and raise awareness of their difficulties
Number of Participants : 19

School to work for children with special needs

School to work for children with special needs (04/07/2014)

A project in Hungary focuses on better schooling for children with special needs, involving teacher training in new methods, and participation of parents and external civil society actors
ESF Contribution : EUR 2.85 million – Number of Participants : Approx. 500

First training, then jobs for disadvantaged groups

First training, then jobs for disadvantaged groups (16/04/2014)

An ESF-funded project in Central Hungary has successfully developed training services for marginalised groups of society
ESF contribution: EUR 263 861 - participants: 30

Nursery for disadvantaged families with children

Nursery for disadvantaged families with children (16/04/2014)

An ambitious ESF project created an inclusive development opportunity for multiply disadvantaged families with children in one of Hungary’s poorest micro-regions.
ESF contribution: EUR 196 408 - participants: 97 children, 20 external experts

Improving staff management and health care services

Improving staff management and health care services (11/04/2014)

An ESF-funded project at Pándy Kálmán Hospital in Hungary resulted in better working conditions for staff and improved care for patients
ESF contribution: EUR 183 145 - participants: 244

Investing in reasearch and higher education

Investing in reasearch and higher education (09/04/2014)

With support from the ESF, the University of Miskolc in Northern Hungary has greatly strengthened its educational and scientific potential.
ESF Contribution : EUR 7 261 043 – Number of Participants : 468 lecturers and researchers, 60 students in doctoral training

Inclusive model boosts employment

Inclusive model boosts employment (13/11/2013)

In Hungary, cooperation between a regional training centre and a major local employer led to the successful integration of disabled jobseekers into the labour market.
ESF contribution: 65 306 279 Ft - Number of Participants: 212

New car plant drives training boost

New car plant drives training boost (10/10/2013)

In Kecskemét, ungary, a project brought training programmes in the field of vehicle engineering in line with new market requirements following the opening of a car plant.
ESF Contribution : EUR 915 757 – Number of Participants : 208

Family centre offers practical support

Family centre offers practical support (10/10/2013)

A family centre in Hungary’s Győr micro-region provides support services to families with young children.
ESF Contribution : HUF 19 515 196 – Number of Participants : 600

Helping those living in extreme poverty

Helping those living in extreme poverty (01/10/2013)

A project in Gyulaj, Hungary is delivering a package of measures to tackle poverty and social exclusion
ESF Contribution : HUF 124 076 848 – Number of Participants : 71

Equal education for…everyone

Equal education for…everyone (14/10/2011)

Tanodas, an ESF-funded project, bridges the gap in education levels between the marginalised and the majority of children in Hungary and ensures proper schooling services for both Roma and other disadvantaged children.
Participants: 66 schools with 5-8th grade and secondary students - ESF contribution: €7 493 024

Keeping Hungarian scientists at home

Keeping Hungarian scientists at home (04/10/2011)

The ESF-funded Semmelweis Bridge Project is stemming the flow of researchers out of Hungary by creating an innovative working group, including young scientists, international collaborators and industry partners, which will carry out long-term basic cardiovascular research.
Participants: 200 - ESF contribution: €2 256 000