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Incentives for employing young people in Spain
Incentives for employing young people in Spain (29/01/2016)

Companies in Aragon are being offered financial incentives to stimulate youth employment in Spain.

Adoption of remaining Spanish ESF programmes for 2014-2020
Adoption of remaining Spanish ESF programmes for 2014-2020 (21/12/2015)

The Commission has adopted the eleven remaining Operational Programmes (OP) for support from the ESF in Spain. All ESF OPs for the new period are now in place.

Adoption of Spanish ESF programmes for Galicia, Cantabria and Foral de Navarra
Adoption of Spanish ESF programmes for Galicia, Cantabria and Foral de Navarra (14/12/2015)

Investments in the period 2014-2020 will contribute to reducing unemployment, improving education and fostering social inclusion

Bringing social barriers down
Bringing social barriers down (10/12/2015)

Roma in Spain are finding work thanks to ESF funding and support.

Supporting youth and innovation in Spain
Supporting youth and innovation in Spain (19/11/2015)

ESF-backed prize rewards innovative Spanish start-ups created by young entrepreneurs.

ESF programme for Rioja adopted
ESF programme for Rioja adopted (19/11/2015)

ESF investments in the Spanish region of Rioja will focus on promoting entrepreneurship, reducing unemployment and combating social exclusion

ESF programme for Asturias adopted
ESF programme for Asturias adopted (13/11/2015)

The main focus of investments in the Spanish Principality of Asturias is on reducing unemployment, especially amongst long term unemployed and other disadvantaged groups

ESF programme for Castilla y León adopted
ESF programme for Castilla y León adopted (11/11/2015)

The main focus of investments in the Spanish region of Castilla y León is on bringing people into jobs and raising the skills level of the workforce

Public service jobs for over 45s in Palma, Spain
Public service jobs for over 45s in Palma, Spain (23/10/2015)

Palma’s Council has hired 58 new employees over 45 thanks to the ESF-funded project 'Job Placement Income'. They will work as educators, administrators, painters, etc. for the local authorities and government.

 Youngsters in Spain learn on the job
Youngsters in Spain learn on the job (16/10/2015)

‘Learning while working’, an ESF-funded project managed by the Red Cross and Gipsy Foundation, is giving young Spaniards who are unemployed, undereducated or working in the black economy a fresh start.

Tackling unemployment on the Canary Islands
Tackling unemployment on the Canary Islands (28/08/2015)

The Canary Islands Employment Service (SCE) will invest EUR 2.2 million in projects to help immigrants, people suffering from social exclusion, and those with disabilities to find work.

Adoption of Spanish ESF programmes for Basque country and Autonomous Cities Ceuta and Melilla
Adoption of Spanish ESF programmes for Basque country and Autonomous Cities Ceuta and Melilla (27/08/2015)

Investments in the period 2014-2020 will contribute to reducing unemployment, improving education and fostering social inclusion

ESF programme for Murcia adopted
ESF programme for Murcia adopted (18/08/2015)

Investments will contribute to reducing unemployment, improving education and fostering social inclusion

Adoption of Spanish programme for social inclusion and social economy
Adoption of Spanish programme for social inclusion and social economy (12/08/2015)

1.1 billion euros to support social inclusion and social economy

Boosting job prospects of Roma in Spain
Boosting job prospects of Roma in Spain (24/07/2015)

Roma women in Extremadura, Spain, have successfully completed a training course to boost their employability as part of the ESF-funded project ‘Acceder’.

Second chance for school dropouts
Second chance for school dropouts (17/04/2015)

The ESF-funded project ‘Gradua2’ offers young people over 18 from Valladolid (Spain) a new opportunity to graduate from high school.

Positive results for employment project in Spain
Positive results for employment project in Spain (02/04/2015)

The ESF-funded project Proeisol helped 250 jobseekers find employment in Badajoz, Spain, with 64% of project participants entering the healthcare sector.

Jobseekers training hits the spot
Jobseekers training hits the spot (19/02/2015)

The part ESF-funded training plan ISLA for jobseekers in the Spanish province of Cáceres proves to be a success as 223 of its alumni find new employment.

Self-employment opens up career opportunities for women
Self-employment opens up career opportunities for women (16/01/2015)

The part ESF-funded Business Support Programme for Women (PAEM) has offered entrepreneurial guidance to more than 2150 women in the Spanish city of Ciudad Real since its inception in 2000.

Spanish ESF and Youth Employment Initiative OP adopted
Spanish ESF and Youth Employment Initiative OP adopted (15/12/2014)

Programme invests €2.8 billion to tackle youth unemployment in Spain

Partnership agreement with Spain adopted
Partnership agreement with Spain adopted (30/10/2014)

On 30 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Spain, paving the way for more than €7.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Boosting development through research and innovation
Boosting development through research and innovation (11/09/2014)

In the Spanish region of Aragón, young researchers and established research groups will benefit from nearly €5 million in the coming years.

Enhancing employability in Murcia
Enhancing employability in Murcia (28/08/2014)

Next year, in the Spanish region of Murcia, 1600 people will be able to participate in ESF co-funded courses and workshops.

Recycling IT equipment as job training
Recycling IT equipment as job training (18/07/2014)

In the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, an ESF co-funded project collects and fixes broken computers

Digital diplomas
Digital diplomas (28/05/2014)

Jobseekers in Spain are getting IT skills to support culture and heritage

Service station skills
Service station skills (27/03/2014)

In Spain, an energy company is working with an NGO and the ESF to offer new opportunities to disabled jobseekers

Energising entrepreneurs
Energising entrepreneurs (29/01/2014)

A Spanish region gives local entrepreneurship a boost with tailored advisory services on how to develop bright ideas

'No te Rindas Nunca'
'No te Rindas Nunca' (25/10/2013)

The Spanish communications campaign for disabled people 'Never Give Up’ earns a Bronze Echo Award in Chicago

Gender-equal graduates
Gender-equal graduates (04/10/2013)

A project for women graduates in Spain is giving them equal chances for employment

Andalusia invests in science skills
Andalusia invests in science skills (13/09/2013)

The ESF is helping R&D technicians and science graduates in Spain to improve their skills

Workshops that work
Workshops that work (09/07/2013)

In Spain, young people prepare to start their own business after an ESF workshop on entrepreneurship

Revitalising opportunities
Revitalising opportunities (03/07/2013)

New programme on economic revitalisation and business creation for the unemployed in Spain

Online skills key to jobs in Spain
Online skills key to jobs in Spain (10/05/2013)

ESF support is helping to train people in IT skills and employ them to boost the online presence of the Avilés municipality

Caring skills for immigrants
Caring skills for immigrants (29/04/2013)

An elderly-care course aimed at immigrant home help is relaunched in Spain

Train to Gain in Spain
Train to Gain in Spain (12/12/2012)

In Spain young business students are being encouraged to set up for themselves as commercial agents

Supporting rural women
Supporting rural women (07/11/2012)

Spain is expanding its Aurora programme for offering support to women in rural areas

On a course for the Canaries
On a course for the Canaries (18/10/2012)

The Spanish Canaries offer ESF training opportunities to over 10 000 islanders

Train in Spain
Train in Spain (26/09/2012)

The ESF is supporting training courses in Andalusia to help boost the regional aerospace industry

Supporting citizens with hearing disabilities
Supporting citizens with hearing disabilities (10/08/2012)

With ESF support, Spanish region launches a service to boost employment and social inclusion among deaf people

Routes to work opportunities
Routes to work opportunities (27/07/2012)

A European seminar promotes women's entrepreneurship in cultural tourism in rural areas

Spain supports senior entrepreneurs
Spain supports senior entrepreneurs (02/05/2012)

A ESF project is helping at-risk older workers use information technologies to run their own businesses

A European network for helping disabled job-seekers
A European network for helping disabled job-seekers (19/04/2012)

The CSR+D network is stressing the creative and innovative potential of disabled workers

Helping Roma get skills for jobs
Helping Roma get skills for jobs (29/02/2012)

Nearly 2 000 Roma have benefited from new skills gained through Asprosocu work programmes in Murcia, Spain

Sign it! supporting deaf citizens
Sign it! supporting deaf citizens (20/02/2012)

Andalusia is offering work experience to people with impaired hearing and sign-language classes to potential fellow workers

Easing the burden  of dementia
Easing the burden of dementia (10/02/2012)

The Canary Isles open a new Alzheimer's care centre in Granadilla

A YouTube innovation
A YouTube innovation (03/02/2012)

In Spain, an imaginary job search through YouTube by a young man with disabilities successfully raises awareness of disabled people's problems in the job market

The fruits of training
The fruits of training (13/01/2012)

With ESF help, ten young unemployed people are training as fruit farmers in the Rioja region of Spain

Workshops for work in Spain
Workshops for work in Spain (02/12/2011)

In Extremadura in Spain, workshops are being held to raise awareness about the services that new employment platforms can offer

Boosting inclusion in Northern Spain
Boosting inclusion in Northern Spain (07/10/2011)

Ribagorza county in Aragon is giving disadvantaged groups a helping hand into work

Greener olives in Spain
Greener olives in Spain (29/08/2011)

A Spanish ESF project is supporting greener olive production

Pushing IT skills in Spain
Pushing IT skills in Spain (25/08/2011)

An ESF project in Spain is helping a range of people to boost their IT skills

A nursery for skills in Spain
A nursery for skills in Spain (22/08/2011)

A Spanish project is helping disabled people acquire outdoor skills and improve their employability

‘Access’ for Roma in Spain
‘Access’ for Roma in Spain (04/04/2011)

In Spain, a tailored training and employment programme is helping the Roma community to find work and integrate into the mainstream

Smart skills in Spain
Smart skills in Spain (09/03/2011)

Young people with few skills are helping brighten up the urban environment in Alicante, Spain

Helping horticulture in Spain
Helping horticulture in Spain (21/02/2011)

The Murcia region in Spain is training export managers in its thriving fruit and vegetable sector to respond to its future needs.

Universities back entrepreneurs
Universities back entrepreneurs (15/02/2011)

Catalan universities join up to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among their students.

A partnership for jobs
A partnership for jobs (09/02/2011)

Spanish, Italian and French partners launch a transnational project for a regional employment information system.

Agents for regional development
Agents for regional development (08/02/2011)

Almeria in Spain is using ESF funding to train the tourism experts the region needs.

The power of humour
The power of humour (01/02/2011)

An ESF project in Spain is using satire and comedy to help improve the social inclusion of immigrants

Wind of change in the countryside
Wind of change in the countryside (31/01/2011)

A transnational project in Romania is helping rural women build new skills with help from Spain

Adding value in Andalusia
Adding value in Andalusia (31/12/2010)

ESF funding is helping Spanish sheep breeders convert to organic methods to improve rural livelihoods

School after hours
School after hours (02/11/2010)

A Spanish project is keeping schools open after hours to support family-focused events

Help at home, support for school
Help at home, support for school (02/10/2010)

Socially excluded children in the Canary Islands are receiving help to integrate into school environment

Benidorm supporting disabled citizens
Benidorm supporting disabled citizens (01/09/2010)

Disabled citizens of Benidorm in Spain are getting a chance to train for jobs in local bars and hotels

Making connections with the older generation
Making connections with the older generation (31/07/2010)

Extremadura trains older women to use the internet

Summer programmes in Valencia
Summer programmes in Valencia (31/07/2010)

ESF funds summer programmes in Valencia

Boost for youth employment
Boost for youth employment (02/07/2010)

Madrid Community invests more than €1 million

Spain trains for gain
Spain trains for gain (30/06/2010)

Spain launches a platform for further training to strengthen its entrepreneurs

Expanding local businesses
Expanding local businesses (02/06/2010)

Spanish project boosts spirit of enterprise