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.
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 Lithuanian, 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