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.
Shining light on how EU money is spent (20/09/2016)
An initiative in Lithuania provides the public with understandable information about how EU funding is spent on various projects. Fireflies proposes a transparency ratings system.
ESF Contribution : EUR 50 042 – Number of Participants : 630 project managers
Better public services, closer to the citizen (03/02/2016)
Alytus City Municipal Administration in Lithuania implemented a reform process in order to improve the quality of its public services. The changes included the establishment of a one-stop-shop service.
ESF Contribution : EUR 318 352 – Number of Participants : 170
A new form of help: working for good causes (22/09/2015)
The pagalbadarbais.lt web page brings together individuals and organisations in need of assistance with volunteers who are able to offer this assistance.
ESF Contribution : EUR 62 418.18 – Number of Participants : 689 helpers, 615 recipients
Selected specialists for schools (21/09/2015)
A project in Lithuania allows young people to work as teachers in one of the schools participating in the project. The project team offers one-to-one support for the participants and arranges courses for them.
ESF Contribution : EUR 208 789.37 – Number of Participants : Over 70
Training courses for Lithuanian teachers with at least eight years’ experience enables participants to acquire new qualifications, to observe work in a difference environment, or to develop new teaching materials.
ESF Contribution : EUR 2 067 696.18 – Number of Participants : Over 100
Professional development in the volunteer community (18/09/2015)
hrough volunteering in various fields and attending training courses, young people in Lithuania gain experience for their future careers.
ESF Contribution : EUR 230 101.66 – Number of Participants : 2056 registered volunteers, 159 organisations
Volunteering – a springboard into work (17/09/2015)
Young people in Lithuania who are neither in work nor in training are given the opportunity of serving as a volunteer in an organisation of their choice and, thus, of acquiring new skills or even finding a job.
ESF Contribution : EUR 1 158 480.07 – Number of Participants : 681
The opportunities are there – let's use them (17/09/2015)
Through collaboration with local communities, socially disadvantaged people in rural areas of Lithuania are offered personalised advice and training sessions that assist in adapting the available resources for work.
ESF Contribution : EUR 671 217.34 – Number of Participants : 192
In Lithuania, a project achieved to get students off to a successful career start by rethinking the way in which internships are organised.:
ESF Contribution : EUR 435 331 – Number of Participants : Over 5000 beneficiaries
Targeted support brings dropouts back to school (31/03/2014)
In Lithuania, a project provided psychological and pedagogical follow-up for dropouts and those at risk to get them back into the educational system.
ESF Contribution : EUR 2 420 000 – Number of Participants : 870 children at risk
3236 teachers, educators and psychologists
Graduating with a (business) plan (04/03/2014)
In Lithuania, a project helped students acquire the practical skills and experience required to set up their own business after graduating.
ESF Contribution : EUR 758 870 – Number of Participants :1000
A major effort for getting young people into work (28/02/2014)
A range of measures in Lithuania aim to boost youth employment and support entrepreneurship.
ESF Contribution : EUR 9 270 000 (Support for the First Job) - EUR 14 480 000 (Entrepreneurship Promotion Fund) - EUR 2 890 000 (Entrepreneurship Promotion Subsidies)
Number of Participants : Support for the First Job: 20 000 people, 10 000 Employers
Entrepreneurship Promotion Fund: 1 200 SMEs
Entrepreneurship Promotion Subsidies: 600 start-ups
Making a “success” of work and family life (21/02/2014)
A project based in Lithuania offered support for unemployed people and those in work so they could find the right balance between work and family life.
ESF Contribution : EUR 597 429 – Number of Participants : 389
Coaching the next generation of business leaders (19/02/2014)
The Sunrise Valley Entrepreneurship School AdVenture was a two-year project promoting the creation of new businesses launched in Lithuania.
ESF Contribution : EUR 657 594 – Number of Participants : 140
From the classroom to the boardroom (20/01/2014)
In Lithuania, a project is equipping science and tech students with the additional skills they need to turn their expertise into a business.
ESF Contribution : EUR 551 620 – Number of Participants : 145 students
Opening up employment opportunities for deaf people (24/06/2013)
'Towards work' helped hearing impaired people in Lithuania find decent jobs through the use of careers counselling, work placements and mediation.
ESF Contribution : €891 055 – Number of Participants : 665
A restaurant for rehabilitation (16/01/2012)
The stylish ‘My Guru’ salad bar in downtown Vilnius is an innovative response to helping young drug addicts find their way back into a normal, working life.
Participants: 50 - ESF contribution: €423 610
Working for family welfare (04/01/2012)
The ‘Working for the welfare of the family’ project offered rural women in Tauragė county the chance to break with traditional ‘home-centred’ roles as carers, and to enjoy both family and work responsibilities together.
Participants: 50-100 - ESF contribution: €1 113 520
Lithuanian e-Citizen (14/10/2011)
In Lithuania, the ESF-funded project ‘Computer Literacy Basics for a Lithuanian e-citizen’ aimed to get more people online to stimulate growth and improve Lithuania’s competitiveness.
Participants: >50 000 - ESF contribution: €2 662 200
Be active in the labour market (14/10/2011)
Getting young people under the age of 29 into a job is a full-time preoccupation for the wholly ESF-funded ‘Be active in the labour market’ project.
Participants: 5 230 unemployed youth - ESF contribution: €6 370 000