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.
From readers to writers (26/07/2017)
A project developed by the Slovenian Book Agency aims to help disadvantaged people to integrate into society – and eventually into employment – by offering a range of workshops with a creative, cultural emphasis. Include and Activate! is aimed at people with mental health disorders and disabilities, prison inmates who are scheduled for release, and people who are undergoing drug rehabilitation.
Hands-on training, down on the farm (30/04/2015)
A project in Slovenia provided job training for people from vulnerable groups based at an eco-social farm, which was established as a model of social entrepreneurship.
ESF Contribution : EUR 849 566 – Number of Participants : 70
Making new entrepreneurs in Slovenia (26/11/2014)
A project in Slovenia helps unemployed, educated young people to bring out their entrepreneurial talents.
ESF Contribution : EUR 3 305 101 – Number of Participants : 200+
Keeping hold of talent (06/11/2014)
A scheme in Slovenia provides young people with company scholarships. The scheme helps tackle the brain drain by giving regional firms the opportunity to recruit quality staff.
ESF Contribution : EUR 11 600 000 – Number of Participants : 3 400
Good for jobs, good for the environment... (06/11/2014)
A project in Slovenia provides work for long-term unemployed women who work in centres which reuse and sell unwanted products to the public.
ESF Contribution : EUR 682 000 – Number of Participants : 6
Breaking down barriers to employability (05/11/2014)
A project in Slovenia gave blind and visually impaired people work experience in museums and galleries.
ESF Contribution : EUR 143 927 – Number of Participants : 78
A one-stop shop for businesses (18/02/2013)
In Slovenia, an online portal created thanks to funding from the ESF makes life easier for entrepreneurs by speeding up procedures and cutting red tape.
ESF Contribution : €3 679 780 – Number of Participants : Over 300 companies and more than 700 civil servants so far
Nipping violence against young people in the bud (18/02/2013)
In Slovenia, a project provided training to education professionals, parents and volunteers to help them prevent violence and deal with violent incidents.
ESF Contribution : €630 351 – Number of Participants : 2 900 education professionals
Joining forces to build knowledge (18/02/2013)
Ten Slovenian businesses joined forces to maintain and improve competence levels in their field of activity thanks to a helping hand from the ESF.
ESF Contribution : €176 957 – Number of Participants : 1444
Nurturing confidence to re-enter education (25/09/2012)
Unemployed young people who lack professional qualifications and skills can often find themselves at risk of social exclusion. With the right support, however, re-entering education and the workforce need not be so daunting.
ESF contribution: € 2 530 000 (nationwide programme) - Number of participants: 52 (10 500 nationwide)
Jobs for the disadvantaged through recycling (23/07/2012)
Work Factory – Textiles, a non-profit, social enterprise uses recycling to give jobs to disadvantaged people at risk from social exclusion.
Participants: 10 from target group and up to 30 volunteers - ESF contribution: € 249 942.50