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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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Improving children’s quality of life

Improving children’s quality of life (11/03/2019)

More children in Latvia with life-limiting illnesses will have access to care services, thanks to a project from the Children’s Palliative Care Society that will boost its promotional activities.

Together beyond silence

Together beyond silence (11/03/2019)

Together Beyond Silence offers deaf and hearing-impaired women specialist support and better access to information during and after childbirth, marking a new era of care in Latvia.

Children’s snow bikes get a big push

Children’s snow bikes get a big push (11/03/2019)

In Latvia, woodworker Artūrs Immermanis has been able to grow an interesting idea into an international business, thanks to funding from the ESF.

Helping addicts live better lives

Helping addicts live better lives (04/02/2016)

A project in Latvia offered addicts a range of social, health and psychological support so that they could make a new start.
ESF Contribution : EUR 250 496 – Number of Participants : 55

Digital skills promote competitiveness of SMEs

Digital skills promote competitiveness of SMEs (31/08/2015)

The project provides employees of Latvian SMEs with an opportunity to attend computer skills training courses, thus enhancing the efficiency and competitiveness of the company.
ESF Contribution : EUR 1 600 000 – Number of Participants : 6 500

From unemployed to photographer within 18 months

From unemployed to photographer within 18 months (31/08/2015)

Almost 40 schools throughout Latvia provide young people with an opportunity to spend 12–18 months taking up a profession free of charge, receiving a scholarship and getting their first work experience.
ESF Contribution : EUR 12 116 700 – Number of Participants : y

Keeping unemployed people competitive

Keeping unemployed people competitive (02/07/2014)

Over 120,000 unemployed Latvians have kept their competitiveness in the jobs market by undertaking retraining and requalification programmes funded by the European Social Fund and Latvian Government.
ESF Contribution : EUR 95.3 million – Number of Participants : 120 118

Skills are key for competitiveness

Skills are key for competitiveness (16/09/2013)

A training scheme in Latvia aims to strengthen the performance of businesses across a range of sectors through personalised training offers for their workers.
ESF Contribution : Over EUR 25 000 000 – Number of Participants : About 22 000, including at least 700 young people.

Improving the job prospects of young people

Improving the job prospects of young people (20/08/2013)

Latvia’s Workplace for Youth project aims to integrate young people into the labour market through practical work placements and other support measures.
ESF Contribution : EUR 1 182 832 – Number of Participants : 1037

Promoting primary vocational education

Promoting primary vocational education (15/10/2012)

The ‘Promotion of Primary Vocational Education Attraction’ project in Latvia enhances the attraction of vocational education by providing scholarship grants to students from 14 to 18 years old.
ESF contribution: €31 264 921 - Number of participants: 31 983 students

Retraining after the crisis

Retraining after the crisis (10/10/2012)

The Latvian ESF project ‘Raising teachers’ seeks to retrain teachers.
Participants: 27.486 - ESF contribution: €23.968.460

A world of difference for deaf people

A world of difference for deaf people (29/08/2011)

The aim of the ESF-funded 'World of Silence' project is to help deaf people stay in touch with the rest of society.
Participants: 506 - ESF contribution: €479 420