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Project for school dropouts comes to close
Project for school dropouts comes to close (24/04/2015)

Nearly 300 students participated in the ESF-backed Swedish project ‘Plug In Västerbotten’, which aimed to reduce the number of dropouts from secondary school.

A future in employment for young people
A future in employment for young people (27/03/2015)

An ESF-funded project in the framework of the Youth Guarantee scheme is aiming to boost employment in Middle Norrland, North Middle Sweden and South Sweden.

ESF programme for Sweden adopted
ESF programme for Sweden adopted (08/12/2014)

The European Commission has adopted the Swedish Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in the period 2014-2020.

On the road to employment
On the road to employment (14/11/2014)

Over 100 people found a job or a training course thanks to an ESF project in the Swedish towns of Avesta and Hedemora.

Partnership agreement with Sweden adopted
Partnership agreement with Sweden adopted (29/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Sweden, paving the way for €774 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Seeking out those in need
Seeking out those in need (04/07/2014)

An ESF project in Sweden is helping young participants to find work or study opportunities

Sigrid’s success
Sigrid’s success (13/06/2014)

In Sweden, an ESF project to help the long-term unemployed ends with success

Aurora Borealis lights the way
Aurora Borealis lights the way (07/03/2014)

“Never give up” is the motto of a Swedish ESF project aimed at the most disadvantaged jobseekers

Better businesswomen
Better businesswomen (19/12/2013)

In Sweden, a project for women entrepreneurs created 27 new jobs

Incubating dreams
Incubating dreams (20/09/2013)

An ESF incubator project in Sweden is helping young jobseekers realise their business ambitions

Interest in social enterprise
Interest in social enterprise (09/07/2013)

Social entrepreneurship on the increase in Sweden

Bigger is better
Bigger is better (21/06/2013)

A Swedish municipality shows that size is important when attacking youth unemployment

Goaaaaal!
Goaaaaal! (05/06/2013)

In Sweden, an ESF project is helping job-seekers set their own goals and then achieve them

Your skills, your choice
Your skills, your choice (17/01/2013)

In Sweden, the long-term unemployed are being helped to develop the new skills they want to get into the job market

New chances for new citizens
New chances for new citizens (29/11/2012)

Recent immigrants are getting practical help and training in Swedish municipalities

A multicultural fire service
A multicultural fire service (04/10/2012)

Regional emergency services in Sweden are taking steps to train local firefighters with immigrant backgrounds to meet local needs

Releasing Roma potential
Releasing Roma potential (07/09/2012)

ESF in Sweden supports entrepreneurship education for Roma

Apps with attitude
Apps with attitude (12/07/2012)

In Sweden, an ESF project is using social media to help engage disadvantaged young people

Workplace ambassadors
Workplace ambassadors (06/07/2012)

Landskrona in Sweden is training more workplace experts to improve working conditions

Diplomas that work
Diplomas that work (29/06/2012)

In Gothenburg, an ESF training project has helped immigrants get the skills that are in demand

Identifying future skill gaps
Identifying future skill gaps (26/06/2012)

Business associations in Sweden are taking steps to predict and close skills gaps

“A place in the Sun”
“A place in the Sun” (08/06/2012)

In Sweden, the Solkraft project is combating social exclusion through sheltered employment opportunities

Sweden boosts cleaner competences
Sweden boosts cleaner competences (21/05/2012)

In Sweden, training is helping to professionalise the cleaning-services sector and raise its workers’ status

Tried and tested in Sweden
Tried and tested in Sweden (23/03/2012)

In Sweden, a successful ESF youth employment project is being copied by other towns and regions

Bridges into work
Bridges into work (23/02/2012)

A Swedish ESF project is helping people with slight learning difficulties to get the confidence and skills to hold down a normal job

Opening the front doors to work
Opening the front doors to work (13/01/2012)

A housing association in Sweden has helped its tenants get access to jobs and training in the Örebro municipality

Sweden supports immigrant mothers
Sweden supports immigrant mothers (18/11/2011)

Women with children get ESF-supported training for future jobs in Sweden

Navigating to work in Sweden
Navigating to work in Sweden (28/10/2011)

In Sweden, the Navigator Centre is helping young people into work

Supporting shopkeepers in Sweden
Supporting shopkeepers in Sweden (25/08/2011)

A ESF project in Sweden is helping local shopkeepers become better business (wo)men

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

Swedish companies boost exports to Portugal with ESF help

Addressing future needs in Sweden
Addressing future needs in Sweden (01/04/2011)

A Swedish project seeks to ensure that the next generation of public servants will be ready to take over as the baby boomers retire

Sweden supports small businesses
Sweden supports small businesses (09/03/2011)

A Swedish ESF project is supporting small enterprises, in particular those run by women and immigrants

Give and take in Stockholm
Give and take in Stockholm (01/02/2011)

A Swedish diversity project is helping young people choose the right path.

Friends in need in Stockholm
Friends in need in Stockholm (02/12/2010)

Volunteers in Stockholm are helping new immigrants settle into city life as painlessly as possible

Giving a second chance
Giving a second chance (31/10/2010)

A Swedish ESF project is offering a second chance to young people without school diplomas

Underprivileged gain experience abroad
Underprivileged gain experience abroad (31/07/2010)

Helping Swedish youth gain work experience

A bus to the future
A bus to the future (01/07/2010)

Bus driver is the profession for the future in Sweden and the ESF is co-funding training programmes for those who want to take it up

Empowerment and participation
Empowerment and participation (30/06/2010)

An ESF project aims at increased participation of the Roma population in Western Sweden

The language of work
The language of work (01/04/2010)

A win-win Swedish language project helps both elderly people and their immigrant carers

Supporting non-native teachers
Supporting non-native teachers (01/04/2010)

A new ESF project in Sweden is supporting foreign mother-tongue teachers to integrate better in the education system

A more competitive car industry
A more competitive car industry (01/03/2010)

Swedish car workers upgrade their skills

Encouraging women academics
Encouraging women academics (02/02/2010)

A Swedish role model project encouraged women students to aim for professorships