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.
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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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