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Making learning science fun
Making learning science fun (03/07/2015)

ESF funds have allowed more than 200 students from two schools in the Polish town of Ostróda to dabble in robot design and programming over two years.

Lesser Poland invests heavily in young people
Lesser Poland invests heavily in young people (22/05/2015)

The province of Lesser Poland has set aside PLN 100 million (EUR 24.6 million), co-financed by the ESF, to support young jobseekers.

Science/SME exchange to give competitive edge
Science/SME exchange to give competitive edge (17/04/2015)

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.

Wielkopolska vocational education programme picks up award
Wielkopolska vocational education programme picks up award (27/03/2015)

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’.

ESF helps bring business ideas to fruition
ESF helps bring business ideas to fruition (19/02/2015)

Thanks to the ESF-funded project ‘First business’, 38 small enterprises have set up shop in the city of Przemyśl and its environs in south-eastern Poland.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Mazowieckie in Poland
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Mazowieckie in Poland (16/02/2015)

Mazowieckie will use ESF funding to invest in sustainable and quality jobs for labour market mobility, social inclusion and the fight against poverty, as well as education and training to improve competences and skills in the work place.

Commission approves operational programme for Swiętokrzyskie in Poland
Commission approves operational programme for Swiętokrzyskie in Poland (13/02/2015)

ESF investments target access to jobs and better education to make the region more competitive and increase living standards.

Commission approves operational programme for Małopolska in Poland
Commission approves operational programme for Małopolska in Poland (13/02/2015)

ESF spending in Małopolska focuses on employment, social inclusion, education and skills to support Poland’s goals for growth.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Województwa Lubelskiego in Poland
Commission adopts the operational programme for Województwa Lubelskiego in Poland (13/02/2015)

The ESF will focus on enhancing the region’s competitiveness by adapting and nurturing local skills and competences to promote inclusion and cohesion and boost the economy.

Commission approves operational programme for Podkarpackie Voivodeship in Poland
Commission approves operational programme for Podkarpackie Voivodeship in Poland (13/02/2015)

ESF investment targets social inclusion, job skills and education, supporting the region’s drive to be more competitive.

Commission approves operational programme for Zachodniopomorskiego in Poland
Commission approves operational programme for Zachodniopomorskiego in Poland (13/02/2015)

Job-related skills, equal opportunities and better educational outcomes are targeted, alongside measures for increasing social inclusion.

Commission adopts the operational programme for the Polish region of Pomorskie Voivodeship
Commission adopts the operational programme for the Polish region of Pomorskie Voivodeship (13/02/2015)

ESF funding will prioritise the promotion of sustainable and quality jobs in a mobile labour market, combating poverty and discrimination through social inclusion, and investing in education and training.

Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Warminsko-Mazurskie region in Poland
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Warminsko-Mazurskie region in Poland (13/02/2015)

The Warminsko-Mazurskie region aims to boost growth and jobs through a focus on promoting employment opportunities and skills.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Podlaskiego in Poland
Commission adopts the operational programme for Podlaskiego in Poland (13/02/2015)

By increasing the rate of employment, labour mobility and entrepreneurship, ESF funding aims to make Podlaskiego’s economy more competitive and the region more socially inclusive.

French youths get taste of work in Poland
French youths get taste of work in Poland (09/01/2015)

ESF funds have enabled 30 young people from the Midi-Pyrénées region to gain two months of work experience in the Polish city of Zielona Góra.

Commission adopts operational programmes for seven Polish regions
Commission adopts operational programmes for seven Polish regions (23/12/2014)

ESF funding in Poland will help the regions to address the key structural challenges they face in employment, education, health and social inclusion.

ESF programme
ESF programme "Knowledge Education Development" for Poland adopted (18/12/2014)

The Polish ESF OP addresses key structural challenges in the fields of employment, social inclusion, health, education and public administration

Extra classes, extra opportunities
Extra classes, extra opportunities (21/11/2014)

Secondary school students in the Polish city of Siemianowice can get free extracurricular classes in an ESF-funded project.

Supporting the social economy
Supporting the social economy (06/11/2014)

Thanks to ESF funding, representatives of the NGO sector can get free management training in the Polish area of Ostrołęka.

ICT skills for better healthcare
ICT skills for better healthcare (10/10/2014)

An ESF-funded project provides free ICT training to healthcare professionals in Poland.

Catching the big fish together
Catching the big fish together (03/10/2014)

Thanks to ESF-funding, future Czech fishermen can go to Poland to practice their skills.

Schools with skills
Schools with skills (23/06/2014)

An ESF school-based project in Poland has equipped many young people with job-related skills

Partnership agreement with Poland adopted
Partnership agreement with Poland adopted (26/05/2014)

On 23 May 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Poland, paving the way for over € 13 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Learning in Lisbon
Learning in Lisbon (16/05/2014)

Young Polish hoteliers obtain international certificates in Portugal thanks to an ESF project

Enabling IT skills
Enabling IT skills (04/04/2014)

A project in Poland is giving disabled people the chance to acquire valuable IT skills

Launching women entrepreneurs
Launching women entrepreneurs (21/03/2014)

Polish region launches project to help women entrepreneurs set up a business

From theory to practice
From theory to practice (29/01/2014)

In Poland, new university laboratories will help students practice their skills and prepare themselves for better jobs

Expertise on tap
Expertise on tap (25/10/2013)

In Poland, the ESF is making technical and scientific expertise available to companies that need it

My Polish dream
My Polish dream (18/10/2013)

A new TV show in Poland highlights how ESF support helps young entrepreneurs to achieve their ambitions

Removing e-barriers
Removing e-barriers (22/08/2013)

An ESF project in Poland is pulling down the barriers for disabled people to access public services online

On-the-job training
On-the-job training (09/08/2013)

In Poland the ESF is supporting valuable work placements for vocational students

Helping older people with disabilities
Helping older people with disabilities (16/05/2013)

A Polish ESF project is offering training and support for disabled jobseekers over 45 years old

Supporting disabled job-seekers
Supporting disabled job-seekers (10/05/2013)

The ESF in Poland is offering 200 paid traineeships for the disabled

Clubbing together
Clubbing together (12/03/2013)

A social integration club in Poland is helping the long-term unemployed with ESF support

Competitive business advice
Competitive business advice (28/02/2013)

SMEs and women entrepreneurs in southern Poland can access free consulting to boost their competitiveness

ESF projects win RegioStars awards
ESF projects win RegioStars awards (01/02/2013)

Lithuanian and Polish ESF projects have won RegioStars awards for their activities

Bank loans for social enterprises
Bank loans for social enterprises (31/01/2013)

ESF supports bank lending for social enterprises in Poland

Getting qualifications that count
Getting qualifications that count (06/12/2012)

New perspectives for the low-skilled in Poland

Polishing IT skills
Polishing IT skills (03/08/2012)

A Polish university is helping industry meet the demand for computer experts

Mothers of Invention
Mothers of Invention (20/07/2012)

Poland is supporting its female scientists and technologists with training on the commercialisation of research results

Supporting children with disabilities
Supporting children with disabilities (06/07/2012)

Disabled children in Poland are helped by trained assistants to get on at school

Engineering skills
Engineering skills (29/06/2012)

Poland is offering financial support to students choosing scientific and engineering subjects

Poland supports disadvantaged groups
Poland supports disadvantaged groups (16/04/2012)

A new project in Poland is directed at helping people under the threat of social exclusion

Turning good ideas into good business
Turning good ideas into good business (23/03/2012)

Poland is supporting the setting up of spin-off companies with tailored training to match promising ideas

Social workers on prime time
Social workers on prime time (08/12/2011)

In Poland, the ESF is funding a television programme on the vital job social workers do

Broadcasting gender equality in Poland
Broadcasting gender equality in Poland (03/10/2011)

Equal jobs, equal pay! – a new campaign in Poland is helping women into the labour market

IT skills for people with disabilities
IT skills for people with disabilities (30/09/2011)

In Poland, people with disabilities are getting the chance to polish their IT skills

A focus on special needs in Poland
A focus on special needs in Poland (04/08/2011)

Poland launches the project "Watch out! A way to success" for special-needs children

Polishing the skills of 45-plussers
Polishing the skills of 45-plussers (27/04/2011)

A Polish ESF project is helping upgrade the skills of older workers in industrial automation

Poland: new skills for robotics
Poland: new skills for robotics (02/03/2011)

The ESF in Poland is training robotics experts to meet the needs of industry.

Developing skills among Roma
Developing skills among Roma (21/02/2011)

A project in Poland is equipping Roma people with the working skills needed to boost integration.

Aligning teachers’ skills
Aligning teachers’ skills (31/12/2010)

A Polish city is using ESF funding to prepare its teachers and trainers for the future needs of the region

Making physics interesting
Making physics interesting (30/11/2010)

In Poland, over 5 000 pupils and 70 teachers took part in a competition aimed at encouraging the study of physics and the sciences

Success by association
Success by association (02/11/2010)

Polish ESF initiative encourages job creation through social associations

Danish-Polish recipe for success
Danish-Polish recipe for success (31/10/2010)

Co-operation between culinary schools in Poland and Denmark for better teaching and better chefs

Poland is upskilling its teachers
Poland is upskilling its teachers (30/09/2010)

ESF projects in Poland are building leadership skills in schools and providing paths into the teaching profession for aspiring vocational teachers

Robots in the classroom
Robots in the classroom (01/07/2010)

Polish primary school pupils polish up their IT skills in the field of computer technology and robotics

Polish boost to recovery
Polish boost to recovery (01/05/2010)

Warsaw Foundation Europe 2004 informs entrepreneurs about the benefits of anti-crisis package

University upgrades
University upgrades (02/04/2010)

ESF funding is supporting a range of modern, new majors at the universities in Szczecin, Poland

Nursing nursing-skills
Nursing nursing-skills (03/03/2010)

Poland offers new postgraduate training for nurses to improve emergency service skills

A life after cancer
A life after cancer (01/03/2010)

Polish project helps patients back to work

There’s more to education in Poland
There’s more to education in Poland (01/03/2010)

An ESF-supported supplementary educational programme

Communicating in sign
Communicating in sign (28/02/2010)

ESF-backed project to teach Polish officials sign language