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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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New model tackles long-term unemployment in Elbląg

New model tackles long-term unemployment in Elbląg (16/07/2014)

A new employment model in Poland helps the long-term unemployed or vocationally inactive to find employment by conducting a general evaluation of each individual with a special focus on health.
ESF Contribution : EUR 393 700 – Number of Participants : 32

Building bridges to the future

Building bridges to the future (14/03/2014)

A scheme run by the Youth Sociotherapy Centre in Ustka, Poland, helped young people at risk of exclusion become active members of society thanks to a practical approach.
ESF Contribution : EUR 369 543 – Number of Participants : 23

Helping women reach their business potential

Helping women reach their business potential (24/06/2013)

In the province that has the highest level of unemployment in Poland, particularly amongst women, the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University Foundation launched an entrepreneurship project that gave women the chance to realise their own business plans.
Participants: 323 - ESF contribution: 2 508 508 zł

Nurturing business start ups for a better tomorrow

Nurturing business start ups for a better tomorrow (15/01/2013)

The ‘New business opportunity for a better tomorrow’ project in Poland supports participants to found their own companies by offering raining, consulting and financial support.
ESF contribution: PLN 2 554 679.97 - Number of participants: 60

Konserwator: cultural work as job market entry point

Konserwator: cultural work as job market entry point (07/11/2012)

To help excluded groups access the labour market, a Polish project helps them find training and job opportunities in the cultural sector with help from the European Social Fund (ESF).
ESF contribution: 8 500 000 PLN - Number of participants: 352

Work experience for those with special needs

Work experience for those with special needs (23/10/2012)

The ‘Disabled people working in digital TV’ project offers people with special needs the opportunity to integrate socially and develop professionally by gaining specific skills in the archiving and digitizing of old film reels.
ESF contribution: 989 964.74 PLN - Number of participants: 48

Tailoring skills to the local jobs market

Tailoring skills to the local jobs market (27/03/2012)

Better matching of young people’s skills to employers’ needs is vital for creating more jobs and more-successful businesses in Poland.
Participants: Up to 37 000

Supporting inclusive enterprise

Supporting inclusive enterprise (09/03/2012)

Through the ‘We can achieve more by cooperating’ project, disadvantaged people received training and advice on opening and managing a social enterprise.
Participants: 25 - ESF contribution: €285 000

Older and wiser workers

Older and wiser workers (09/03/2012)

An ESF-project run by the District Employment Office in Gdańsk invited unemployed or inactive older workers, including pensioners, who were attracted by the idea of self-employment.
Participants: 120 - ESF contribution: €412 000

The art of business

The art of business (09/03/2012)

The ‘Creative self-employed’ project in Łódź in Poland set out to promote self-employment in the creative sector.
ESF contribution: €21 390

A platform for business and science

A platform for business and science (09/03/2012)

Improving the collaboration between science and business in Poland is the aim of the Platform of Technological Innovation in the Opole Region.
ESF contribution: €107 000

First of all work!

First of all work! (08/03/2012)

In the Zachodniopomorskie region in Poland, integration employment centres set up with ESF help supported people who face particular obstacles to joining the labour market and finding work.
Participants: 378 - ESF contribution: €512 000

I talk, though I don’t speak

I talk, though I don’t speak (07/03/2012)

Teachers from a school in the city of Toruń in Poland used ESF support to create a systematic approach to the communication problems of children who suffer from mental disabilities.
Participants: 90 - ESF contribution: €61 500

A successful strategy for jobs

A successful strategy for jobs (07/03/2012)

In its ‘Strategy for Success’ project, the Polish district of Rybnik is targeting over 5 000 unemployed fellow citizens with opportunities to get a job and get a better job.
Participants: 1141 - ESF contribution: €1.25 million

A child-centred approach

A child-centred approach (07/03/2012)

A primary school project covering six administrative regions in Poland took a simple motto as its starting point: “The quality of the first educational experiences is of tremendous importance to further school and life career of a child.”
Participants: 2 700 primary schools - ESF contribution: €9.5 million

Teaching what IT takes

Teaching what IT takes (07/03/2012)

Using ESF funding, the State School of Vocational Education in Elbląg developed attractive information technology courses and lectures to encourage pupils in vocational high schools to continue their education in the field of information technology.
Participants: 212 - ESF contribution: €73 600

Learning a trade for a better chance in life

Learning a trade for a better chance in life (14/10/2011)

A project run by the Vocational Education Centre in Katowice provided ten adolescents from the Educational Centre for Troubled Adolescents in Jaworze with a second chance.
Participants: 10 - ESF contribution: €8 478

Investing in great ideas

Investing in great ideas (04/10/2011)

The Nysa Investment Project – run by the District Labour Office – helped 35 new businesses get off the ground with ESF funding.
Participants: 60 - ESF contribution: €215 000