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Social enterprise to revive Coimbra’s traditional soap-making
Social enterprise to revive Coimbra’s traditional soap-making (19/02/2015)

A new ESF-funded project brings together the promotion of youth employment and traditional soap-making in Coimbra, Portugal.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Lisbon in Portugal
Commission adopts the operational programme for Lisbon in Portugal (23/12/2014)

A sustainable and mobile job market, promoting social inclusion, and investing in education and training are key among the region’s main ESF priorities.

Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Madeira, Portugal
Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Madeira, Portugal (22/12/2014)

Madeira will use ESF funding to boost jobs, social inclusion and its education system in order to encourage growth and cohesion and meet EU targets.

Commission adopts the operational programme for the Azores in Portugal
Commission adopts the operational programme for the Azores in Portugal (22/12/2014)

Within the multi-fund operational programme for regional Azores, the ESF will focus on promoting access to education, lifelong learning, training and jobs.

Commission adopts operational programme for the Algarve in Portugal
Commission adopts operational programme for the Algarve in Portugal (22/12/2014)

ESF investment in the Algarve region is supporting job-creation, training, education and social inclusion to strengthen the region’s economy.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Portugal’s Centro region
Commission adopts the operational programme for Portugal’s Centro region (22/12/2014)

The ESF’s main focus during the programme will be boosting the regional economy, sustainable development and internal cohesion through innovative measures promoting education, training and better-quality, socially-relevant employment.

Commission adopts operational programme for Norte in Portugal
Commission adopts operational programme for Norte in Portugal (22/12/2014)

Portugal’s Norte region is investing ESF funding in local and regional projects for education, training and employment to boost sustainable, inclusive growth.

Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Alentejo region in Portugal
Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Alentejo region in Portugal (22/12/2014)

Alentejo will invest ESF funding to improve education, boost employment among those facing obstacles, and support social inclusion.

Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Portugal
Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Portugal (19/12/2014)

ESF investment will give a boost to skills and qualifications while raising the ability of public authorities to support growth and employment.

Commission adopts the ESF programme for human capital in Portugal
Commission adopts the ESF programme for human capital in Portugal (18/12/2014)

Education, training and qualifications are the focus of the ESF operational programme for human capital in Portugal, driving growth and social inclusion.

Commission adopts ESF programme for social inclusion in Portugal
Commission adopts ESF programme for social inclusion in Portugal (11/12/2014)

Young people and those in danger of exclusion and poverty are at the centre of Portugal’s ESF programme for social inclusion.

Getting business ideas to flourish
Getting business ideas to flourish (05/12/2014)

An ESF-funded project in Portugal helps unemployed people to start up their own business.

Sea scholarships
Sea scholarships (06/11/2014)

The Ocean Observatory in the Portuguese Island of Madeira provides ESF-funded scholarships.

Partnership agreement with Portugal adopted
Partnership agreement with Portugal adopted (30/07/2014)

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

Social seed capital
Social seed capital (25/07/2014)

In Portugal, an ESF project to combat unemployment helps create 50 micro-businesses

Islands of talent
Islands of talent (06/06/2014)

In the Portuguese Azores the ESF is supporting new professional training courses to boost skills

Financing women with ideas
Financing women with ideas (16/01/2014)

In Portugal, women entrepreneurs are getting the start-up finance to turn their business ideas into reality

Sign up for success
Sign up for success (13/09/2013)

A variety of training courses are on offer in Portugal for jobseekers

New measures for improving cohesion policy delivery
New measures for improving cohesion policy delivery (21/05/2013)

The Commission has proposed today that the agreement on an increased EU-share for investments in Greece, Cyprus and Portugal would be prolonged for another two years, and that Romania and Slovakia would be given more time to spend cohesion funds.

Frontline funding support
Frontline funding support (16/04/2013)

Portugal launches new funding initiative to combat poverty and unemployment and support disadvantaged groups on the ground

Raising skills and opportunities
Raising skills and opportunities (12/03/2013)

A regional business association in Portugal is offering specialised courses to raise skills and qualification

Training opportunities in Portugal
Training opportunities in Portugal (19/12/2012)

Free training courses are on offer to workers and job-seekers with ESF support

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

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

An impulse for youth employment
An impulse for youth employment (26/06/2012)

Portugal launches a multi-million youth employment programme with ESF co-funding

The language of integration
The language of integration (08/03/2012)

The ESF is supporting Portuguese language skills for immigrants to improve integration

Islands of entrepreneurship
Islands of entrepreneurship (19/09/2011)

The ESF is supporting a mini-master’s in management for business executives in the Portuguese Azores

Boosting Swedish trade
Boosting Swedish trade (01/08/2011)

Swedish companies boost exports to Portugal with ESF help

Madeira helps students choose
Madeira helps students choose (09/03/2011)

Madeira boosts the skills of disadvantaged students with ESF co-funded training courses

Azores fights exclusion
Azores fights exclusion (31/10/2010)

A co-operative in the Azores is supporting entrepreneurship and equal opportunities among women

Qualifications as a way of life
Qualifications as a way of life (02/10/2010)

The Portuguese OP for Human Potential is proving highly popular as people embrace the need for lifelong learning

Experts for export
Experts for export (01/10/2010)

A Portuguese ESF project places young experts in SMEs to help build their export trade performance