Navigation path

The ESF in the news

Making dolls and creating better futures in Sweden
Making dolls and creating better futures in Sweden (03/03/2017)

A social enterprise is using doll manufacturing as part of a wider initiative to help people to gain work experience in Sweden.

Greenhouse helps people turn over new leaf in Sweden
Greenhouse helps people turn over new leaf in Sweden (03/02/2017)

An ESF-funded project is using a greenhouse to help people socially reintegrate in Sweden.

Integration: Fast-track for professionals in Sweden
Integration: Fast-track for professionals in Sweden (25/11/2016)

An ESF-funded programme in Sweden is helping to fast-track doctors and medically trained immigrants into the workforce.

Campaign targets high school dropout rate in Sweden
Campaign targets high school dropout rate in Sweden (18/11/2016)

ESF-funded project sets its sights on halving Botkyrka’s high youth unemployment by 2020.

ESF unlocks jobs for youngsters in Sweden
ESF unlocks jobs for youngsters in Sweden (30/09/2016)

Coaching, training and even health counselling offered to open doors to employment.

Helping Swedish SMEs to go digital
Helping Swedish SMEs to go digital (15/07/2016)

Local business will create an e-network to boost online commerce thanks to ESF funds.

Two more transnational calls
Two more transnational calls (07/06/2016)

Sweden and Finland have published their calls for transnational project proposals in the 2016 co-ordinated call. Each covers four themes.

Preparing migrants for employment
Preparing migrants for employment (22/01/2016)

A new ESF-funded project has been launched in the Swedish municipality of Umeå to give migrants with little or no schooling a helping hand in entering the workforce.

Putting young jobseekers first
Putting young jobseekers first (06/11/2015)

The ESF has earmarked SEK 16 million (EUR 1.7 million) to fund the 'Prioett' (Priority One) project, which helps young people from the Swedish town of Landskrona into work.

Faster access to work for migrant healthcare professionals
Faster access to work for migrant healthcare professionals (09/10/2015)

The council and municipalities of Uppsala County in Sweden are planning to join forces in a new ESF-backed project to speed up the training and licensing process for migrant healthcare professionals.

Swedish Programme for community-led local development adopted
Swedish Programme for community-led local development adopted (17/08/2015)

The programme is focused on strengthening the entrepreneurship in local areas of development as well as enhancing the employment rate in SME

Less administrative burden and more focus on outcomes
Less administrative burden and more focus on outcomes (09/07/2015)

Starting with Sweden and France, a new regulation reduces administrative burden for ESF and YEI projects, allows quicker reimbursement and makes programmes simpler, safer, quicker and more oriented towards outputs and results

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