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.
Making school accessible to everyone (29/09/2017)
Making sure that every child is included, whatever their background, is the aim of a project targeting pre-schools and primary schools in the Slovak Republic. The “School open to everyone” project team has designed a new educational model that promotes the inclusion of children from marginalised Roma communities. The model has been trialed in seven of the Slovak Republic’s less-developed regions. The project aims to ensure that everyone has access to good quality education, by training teachers, assistants and other educational professionals.
A way out of the unemployment circle (11/08/2017)
Employers in seven of the less-developed regions of Slovakia have been encouraged to help unemployed people with a new initiative – and it’s already got thousands of people into work. The project, called "A Way out of the Unemployment Circle", offers employers a significant financial contribution in return for creating job opportunities for long-term unemployed and low-skilled jobseekers. It is hoped that the over-50 age group in particular, would benefit from newly-created roles across the country.
Helping marginalised Roma pupils make the grade (15/10/2015)
A project in Slovakia provided a range of activities to help Roma pupils do better at primary school in order to improve their educational attainment and life chances.
ESF Contribution : EUR 177 679 – Number of Participants : 177 pupils; 15 staff
Job creation scheme helps thousands of young people (09/10/2015)
A job creation scheme has helped young people into work in Slovakia. The government offered a financial contribution to private sector employers to encourage them to take on new staff.
ESF Contribution : EUR 42 000 000 – Number of Participants : 12 800+
Strengthening education for Roma children (06/10/2015)
A project in Slovakia uses a holistic approach to improve the educational attainment of children from marginalised Roma communities.
ESF Contribution : EUR 24 989 002 – Number of Participants : 22 328 Roma pupils; 5 325 parents; 2 820 education professionals
Sharpening the skills of civil servants (04/05/2015)
The ESF helped fund training courses for Slovak civil servants to boost their ICT, language and diplomacy skills.
ESF Contribution : EUR 281 987 – Number of Participants : 186
Social workers help Roma inclusion (04/05/2015)
A project through which two social workers provide assistance to the Roma population of Krivany and helps creating links between the different parts of the community
ESF Contribution : EUR 20 762 – Number of Participants : EUR 24 426
Active ageing scheme tackles social isolation (29/04/2015)
An active ageing project in Slovakia offered socially isolated people over 50 the chance to learn new skills and get more out of life.
ESF Contribution : EUR 91 646 – Number of Participants : 96
College helps to prepare young people for work (28/04/2015)
The provision of teacher training and modern equipment is helping Tlmače Technical College in Slovakia improve its students’ chances in the labour market.
ESF Contribution : EUR 271 010 – Number of Participants : 228 students; 21 staff
Improving attendance at school (12/06/2014)
An innovative Slovakian project has helped almost 400 children with learning difficulties learn what they want to do in life and reduced the risk of them dropping out of school before adulthood.
ESF Contribution : EUR 235 900 – Number of Participants : 390
Making the move from benefits to paid work (30/08/2013)
A project in Slovakia aims to give long-term unemployed people work experience and social support in order to improve their employability.
ESF Contribution : EUR 297 463 – Number of Participants : 40
Wanted: qualified doctors (15/12/2011)
An ESF-funded project increased and supported the skills of health workers in a region affected by lack of qualified medical specialists.
Participants: 25 - ESF contribution: €55 610
Innovation of education (28/11/2011)
An ESF-funded project in Slovakia proved that not only can science be fun for children, it can also be a stimulating experience for teachers exploring innovative teaching methodologies.
Participants: 362 - ESF contribution: €77 230