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.
A project in Romania introduced an IT system for the processing and evaluation of PhDs and academic titles. The initiative provided a more efficient and transparent service.
ESF Contribution : – Number of Participants : 3 000 PhD students per year
The effectiveness of local public services in Vaslui county, Romania, could be considerably improved thanks to a training project targeting council staff.
ESF contribution: RON 686 000 - Number of participants: 114
A strategy for sustainable local development (16/01/2013)
In Ghizela, western Romania, a project involving local administration personnel and civil society has contributed to improving the quality and sustainability of public services.
ESF contribution: RON 246 649 - Number of participants: 24 (training)
Improving skills through quality internships (24/10/2012)
The ‘Convergence between academic training and active life’ project in Romania supports students to complement their academic knowledge with work skills developed during quality internships.
ESF contribution: RON 15 808 474 - Number of participants: 15 255
Train of hope offering a chance for everyone (12/10/2012)
“The Train of Hope Centre” in Romania offers social and educational support services to students, teachers and partents with the aim of preventing and combating early school leaving.
ESF contribution: €372 717 - Number of participants: 131
Quality and equality in education (04/01/2012)
The ‘Quality in education – a step to equality’ project led by the ‘Amare Rromentza’ NGO aimed to get more Roma and non-Roma children into education and keep them there, starting at the pre-school phase.
Participants: around 950 - ESF contribution: €719 476
The ‘Better Future for Women’ project is promoting a more active role for disadvantaged women in their local economies by helping them set up and manage their own businesses and associations.
Participants: 4 000 women, 2 000 people from vulnerable groups, 10 mass media experts - ESF contribution: €3 831 990