ALIAT, a Romanian NGO focused on addiction treatment and prevention, has opened “Café Therapy” – an alcohol-free and non-smoking coffee bar that employs people from disadvantage groups and sells products made in other social enterprises.
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.
Some 560 industrial workers are set to benefit from retraining opportunities offered by an ESF-funded project in three industrial regions in Romania.
A new ESF-backed project aims to promote the social inclusion of Roma in the Romanian commune of Vad in Cluj County with the help of the ancient craft of wicker making.
New programme represents an important source of investment in employment, education, the fight against poverty and support for social services
Investments will address the persistent shortcomings in Romania's public administration and improve the functioning of the judiciary through support to structural reforms
On 6 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Romania, paving the way for close to €5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.
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.
A meeting in Bucharest gathered policy makers, Romanian authorities and a number of NGOs promoting Roma integration, to discuss steps and actions undertaken to better use EU funds for Roma inclusion, following the Roma high level events that took place in Romania in October 2010.