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Career support for immigrant mothers
Career support for immigrant mothers (08/05/2015)

A new ESF-funded project is helping mothers with an immigrant background to launch their professional career in Germany.

Additional language classes for refugees to boost integration
Additional language classes for refugees to boost integration (02/04/2015)

Thanks to ESF funding, the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate will offer twice as many German language and orientation classes for refugees than in 2014, bringing the total up to 80.

Commission approves operational programme for Lower Saxony in Germany
Commission approves operational programme for Lower Saxony in Germany (13/02/2015)

The German region is investing in gender equality, job-related skills and social services to support a knowledge-based economy and an ageing population.

New opportunities for university dropouts
New opportunities for university dropouts (29/01/2015)

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.

Brandenburg invests in fight against illiteracy
Brandenburg invests in fight against illiteracy (16/01/2015)

The German state of Brandenburg has launched a new programme to help fight illiteracy in adults.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany (22/12/2014)

The operational programme for North Rhine-Westphalia will tackle the employment, social and demographic challenges facing the region.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany (21/12/2014)

Rhineland-Palatinate will focus on job creation, social inclusion, education and lifelong learning to boost economic growth and help the region remain competitive in the face of economic and demographic challenges ahead.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Brandenburg in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Brandenburg in Germany (19/12/2014)

Brandenburg will use ESF funding to support sustainable employment and mobility, promote social inclusion and invest in education and training to boost skills and lifelong learning.

Commission adopts ESF programme for Berlin
Commission adopts ESF programme for Berlin (11/12/2014)

Germany’s capital city will focus ESF spending on education and training, as well as social inclusion with women, migrants and young people as the main targets.

Commission adopts the ESF programme for Saxony-Anhalt in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF programme for Saxony-Anhalt in Germany (09/12/2014)

The operational programme for ESF spending in Saxony-Anhalt has a strong focus on helping disadvantaged groups improve their job prospects.

Youth apprenticeship advice
Youth apprenticeship advice (27/11/2014)

In the German town of Ulm, young people from immigrant families can get free advice on trade or commercial apprenticeships, thanks to an ESF project.

Commission adopts ESF programme for Saxony
Commission adopts ESF programme for Saxony (21/11/2014)

Saxony is targeting ESF funding at its education system in order to boost opportunities for all and ensure a strong skills-base for the future.

Commission adopts ESF programme for Saarland
Commission adopts ESF programme for Saarland (20/11/2014)

The ESF operational programme for Saarland in Germany will devote more than half of its investments to the area of social inclusion.

Commission adopts ESF programme for Bremen
Commission adopts ESF programme for Bremen (17/11/2014)

Bremen is investing ESF funding to mobilise a larger and better skilled workforce by reaching out to unemployed and disadvantaged groups.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Hessen
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Hessen (29/10/2014)

The ESF operational programme (OP) takes a particular focus on helping disadvantaged people get into work and combating social exclusion

Commission adopts the ESF programme for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF programme for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany (27/10/2014)

The ESF operational programme for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has a clear focus on its young people and solutions to demographic challenges

The Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Bavaria
The Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Bavaria (27/10/2014)

Bavaria’s ESF programme is boosting its workforce by focusing on skills and opportunities for those from peripheral groups such as the young, old or excluded

Federal ESF programme for Germany adopted
Federal ESF programme for Germany adopted (21/10/2014)

The European Commission has today adopted the German federal Operational Programme for the implementation of the ESF in the period 2014-2020.

Commission adopts ESF programme for Hamburg
Commission adopts ESF programme for Hamburg (16/10/2014)

The city of Hamburg is deploying ESF funding to ensure it has the skilled, qualified and inclusive workforce the future demands

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Baden-Württemberg
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Baden-Württemberg (07/10/2014)

Baden-Württemberg in Germany designs its ESF operational programme to meet the employment and economic challenges the region is facing

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Thuringia in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Thuringia in Germany (06/10/2014)

With an emphasis on local solutions to local problems, the ESF operational programme (OP) in Thuringia addresses the region’s particular economic and demographic challenges

Schleswig-Holstein launches ESF operational programme
Schleswig-Holstein launches ESF operational programme (23/09/2014)

The Schleswig-Holstein region in Germany has launched its European Social Fund programme for the period 2014-2020, aimed at skills and inclusion and tailored to local circumstances

Integration through language courses
Integration through language courses (19/09/2014)

A pilot project in Germany seeks to prepare asylum seekers for the labour market.

External internships
External internships (11/07/2014)

An ESF transnational internship project has given young Germans the chance to experience different working cultures

The face of the ESF
The face of the ESF (07/07/2014)

A competition in Germany brought forward personal stories of how the ESF successfully helped people to become (re-)integrated into working life

A better start online
A better start online (27/05/2014)

An online training platform in Germany is bringing young people and employers together

Partnership agreement with Germany adopted
Partnership agreement with Germany adopted (22/05/2014)

On 22 May 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Germany, paving the way for € 7.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Individual approaches that work
Individual approaches that work (27/03/2014)

A successful pilot project in Germany that focuses on individual help for the long-term unemployed is being expanded to the entire region

Fitting in fine
Fitting in fine (27/02/2014)

A German ESF programme is offering internships to young jobseekers from abroad

Motivated for career moves
Motivated for career moves (24/01/2014)

The Second Chance project in Germany is offering those who need it the opportunity to retrain for new professions and careers

Truants back on track
Truants back on track (08/11/2013)

A nationwide ESF project in Germany is helping disadvantaged young people leave school with qualifications

Healthy co-operation
Healthy co-operation (30/08/2013)

Diseases of the nervous system are at the heart of a German-Estonian research project

Golden skills
Golden skills (09/07/2013)

Young European professionals shine at the WorldSkills competition in Germany

The craft of the carpenter
The craft of the carpenter (23/05/2013)

Polish apprentices are in Germany to learn the precision skills needed for constructing and repairing wooden buildings

A Saxon success story
A Saxon success story (16/05/2013)

Saxony sees ESF funding making a significant contribution to growth

Industrial Nannies
Industrial Nannies (16/04/2013)

Germany targets wider childcare provision to benefit parents, workers and companies using Federal ESF funding

School’s back
School’s back (07/02/2013)

Kassel is showing how to convince school drop-outs to return to the classroom

Virtual learning, real qualifications
Virtual learning, real qualifications (31/01/2013)

Further education colleges in Germany are helping working professionals with a growing armoury of on-line degree courses

Mobility for motivation
Mobility for motivation (23/01/2013)

A foreign work-placement programme in Germany is giving young people motivation and opportunities

Experience that counts
Experience that counts (26/09/2012)

Young trainees from Germany are off to renovate a children’s cancer clinic in Hungary

Second chances for first steps
Second chances for first steps (21/09/2012)

In Germany, disadvantaged young people are getting made-to-measure help to get into vocational training

Small projects, big ambitions
Small projects, big ambitions (25/05/2012)

In Germany, the city of Leipzig is funding many small ESF projects to help disadvantaged people in their local communities

Recognising immigrants’ qualifications in Germany
Recognising immigrants’ qualifications in Germany (16/05/2012)

The city of Hamburg is taking steps to recognise the formal qualifications of immigrants and boost their job prospects

Successful micro-credit  for successful micro-businesses
Successful micro-credit for successful micro-businesses (16/04/2012)

In Germany, ESF funding is helping women and immigrant entrepreneurs to get access to loans and support jobs

Breaking  glass ceilings
Breaking glass ceilings (19/03/2012)

In Germany, Uni-Heilbronn launches an ESF cross-mentoring programme for female students to boost their top-job prospects

Getting fit for work
Getting fit for work (27/01/2012)

A ‘work experience’ project in Germany is helping young people choose a career

Retrained for the trains
Retrained for the trains (20/01/2012)

ESF funding helps redundant older workers find new career opportunities in the Aachen region of Germany

Parents attend careers open day
Parents attend careers open day (16/12/2011)

In Germany, an open day on vocational training helps parents advise their children on careers and training opportunities

Caring for kids and careers
Caring for kids and careers (25/11/2011)

Innovative childcare network in Aachen, Germany, is offering trusted support to young mothers’ careers

An inclusive library service
An inclusive library service (28/10/2011)

A German library project is helping the sick and aged keep up with the latest in literature and films

International apprenticeships
International apprenticeships (23/09/2011)

German apprentices are using internships in Spain to widen their horizons, with ESF support

Saxony supports innovation wizardry
Saxony supports innovation wizardry (19/09/2011)

An ESF project in Germany is offering young graduates the chance to help boost local companies competitiveness

Girl’s Day again
Girl’s Day again (11/04/2011)

The Girl’s Day events in Germany have proved so successful that there is now a Boy’s Day – to attract teenage boys into the caring professions

Sponsoring singles
Sponsoring singles (21/03/2011)

A German project is calling for ‘sponsors’ to help single parents balance work and home life

Subscribe Microfinance in Germany
Subscribe Microfinance in Germany (17/02/2011)

Germany is using ESF support in a microcredit scheme aimed at small entrepreneurs and young people in the creative and cultural sectors.

Innovation management in SMEs
Innovation management in SMEs (14/02/2011)

The German city of Magdeburg is helping its SMEs acquire valuable innovation skills.

Boosting immigrant training
Boosting immigrant training (09/02/2011)

The German city of Worms is giving a boost to training for its young people with an immigrant background.

Offshore ESF investments
Offshore ESF investments (01/01/2011)

Lower Saxony is offering 250 long-term unemployed the chance to join the ‘offshore green energy’ workforce

Black Forest business skills
Black Forest business skills (01/12/2010)

Students and trainees in Germany got the chance to compete using their business skills

Working guests
Working guests (01/11/2010)

A German project is giving young people the chance to get work experience abroad

Male models
Male models (31/10/2010)

Germany aims to attract more men into teaching and childcare centres to provide role models for young boys

Electric tea
Electric tea (02/09/2010)

The hands-on Science Academy programme is encouraging German students to follow careers in science and technology

Waste and white goods
Waste and white goods (02/07/2010)

Bavaria is recycling electrical appliances with the help of the long-term unemployed

Fashion workshop for young people
Fashion workshop for young people (01/06/2010)

German school pupils measure up to a challenge

Microfinancing pilot project
Microfinancing pilot project (01/06/2010)

Leipzig entrepreneur wins first micro-credit investment

Girls’ Day beats the records
Girls’ Day beats the records (01/05/2010)

Germany’s 10th nationwide event showcases female talent

Alphabet for all
Alphabet for all (01/04/2010)

The state of Saxony aims to raise the quality of life and work for people with poor literacy skills

Catch-up for Berlin mothers
Catch-up for Berlin mothers (02/02/2010)

Berlin is funding training courses to help women get back up to speed with their professional skills

Guaranteed family-friendly
Guaranteed family-friendly (02/02/2010)

A German foundation and the ESF award audit certificates to family-friendly businesses