A successful ESF-backed project in the Austrian Burgenland helps people get their informal work experience and skills recognised professionally to improve employment prospects in these challenging economic conditions
ESF funding has been cleared for activities, including early childhood education and social work, aimed at improving the lives of Slovakia’s Roma population.
The University of Education in the German city of Karlsruhe plans to launch a project to promote lifelong academic learning with support from the ESF and the Baden-Württemberg Science Ministry.
More than 75 000 Polish vocational training students have benefited from extra support to get into the labour market thanks to an ESF-backed project.
A primary school in the German city of Puchheim is helping migrant children make a smooth transition into school. The ESF will now fund a part-time teaching position to support these efforts.
The Praktik project has trained almost 200 youth professionals and volunteers from the Prešov Region in coaching, mentoring, experience-based learning and team work.
The council and municipalities of Uppsala County in Sweden are planning to join forces in a new ESF-backed project to speed up the training and licensing process for migrant healthcare professionals.
The Austrian capital Vienna is planning to establish a part ESF-funded college for young refugees aged between 15 and 21 to ease their transition into the regular education and vocational training system.
The Italian Region of Abruzzo and the National Laboratories of Gran Sasso have successfully collaborated to stimulate knowledge transfer and interest in the sciences, according to recently presented results of two ESF-backed projects.
Report calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion.
As electric and hybrid cars are becoming more popular in Finland, a project co-financed by the ESF is preparing mechanics to work in this promising sector of the automotive industry.
The Hunedoara County School Inspectorate and the Diocese of Deva in Romania have joined forces in the ESF project ‘Give, help, respect’ to tackle early school leaving.
One year after launch, more than 100 young school dropouts have accepted the support of the ESF-funded platform PSAD in the French agglomeration communities of Lens-Liévin and Hénin-Carvin.
V Otrokovicích skončil úspěšný vzdělávací kurz podporovaný z Evropského sociální fondu, díky kterému si prohloubilo své profesní kvalifikace více než 750 sociálních pracovníků a poskytovatelů péče.
The Danish Growth Forum for the Capital region ‘Vækstforum Hovedstaden’ and the ESF have earmarked DKK 20 million (EUR 2.7 million) for a three-year project to counter the impending skilled labour shortage in the maritime industry.
The Federation of Tradesmen (Fédération des Artisans, FdA) in Luxembourg will set up competence centres with support from the ESF to provide training and counter the continuing shortage of skilled labour.
Some 1600 unskilled jobseekers have already obtained professional qualifications since the ESF-funded project ‘Improving competencies of unskilled people’ started in August 2014.
Občanské sdružení „Vzájemné soužití“ pořádá rekvalifikační kurzy na řemesla pro dlouhodobě nezaměstnané lidi na severní Moravě. Tento projekt, který zčásti financuje ESF, je zaměřen zejména na Romy.
Nearly 300 students participated in the ESF-backed Swedish project ‘Plug In Västerbotten’, which aimed to reduce the number of dropouts from secondary school.
In an ESF-funded drive to increase the competitiveness of local SMEs, employees of universities and businesses in the Polish region of Małopolska are turning back the clock and becoming trainees.
The project ‘Time for professionals – vocational education in Wielkopolska’ has been awarded the title ‘Best human capital investment 2014’ in the latest edition of the national Polish competition ‘Best ESF practices’.
Some 221 people from all over Bulgaria have formalised their professional skills acquired outside of formal education and training at the Vocational School of Fashion Design in Veliko Tarnovo.
A total of 2706 teachers, psychologists and tutors at 200 Slovakian primary school have so far completed training programmes intended to foster the inclusion of marginalised Roma communities. A further 1500 will follow suit before the end of the ESF-funded project in October 2015.
ESF investments will add significant value to the national education and social inclusion policies, addressing Bulgaria's challenges in education and training, including the provision of inclusive education
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched a new round of part ESF-funded projects to spark university dropouts' interest in apprenticeships and vocational training.
Six young SCUBA divers were hired to work on the construction of a new coastal road on the French island of Réunion. Their training was financed by the ESF.
In the Spanish region of Aragón, young researchers and established research groups will benefit from nearly €5 million in the coming years.
Dne 8. října zveřejnily Evropská komise společně s OECD výsledky komplexního průzkumu v oblasti čtení, psaní a počítání a dovedností v oblasti technologií v 17 členských státech EU a dalších zemích. V každé zemi byly vyhodnoceny úrovně dovedností 5000 lidí produktivního věku (16–65 let).
Nedávná zpráva poukazuje na souvislost mezi zaměstnaností a evropskými cíli v oblasti biologické rozmanitosti – a na nové dovednosti, které budou pracovníci potřebovat pro plnění těchto cílů.
Nová hodnotící zpráva ukazuje, jak významnou úlohu ESF hraje při financování iniciativ v oblasti celoživotního učení v EU. Zpráva studuje dopad těchto činností na mladé lidi, starší pracovníky a osoby s nízkou kvalifikací.
The European Union is at risk of missing its 2020 targets to reduce the number of early-school leavers and increase the share of students completing tertiary education, according to a report which will be discussed by Ministers at the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council on Friday (10 February).