A new project is creating opportunities for employers and the workforce in Bulgaria’s processing industry, and construction and tourism sectors.
An ESF-funded project in Bulgaria is providing free, early intervention social services for children with disabilities and their families.
Businesses, job centres and vocational schools cooperate in a new large-scale initiative to secure more qualified workers in the Sjælland region of Denmark.
Roma children and their families will receive extra support to underline the importance of education in better integration and career prospects.
A successful ESF-backed project in the Austrian Burgenland helps people get their informal work experience and skills recognised professionally to improve employment prospects in these challenging economic conditions
ESF funding has been cleared for activities, including early childhood education and social work, aimed at improving the lives of Slovakia’s Roma population.
The University of Education in the German city of Karlsruhe plans to launch a project to promote lifelong academic learning with support from the ESF and the Baden-Württemberg Science Ministry.
More than 75 000 Polish vocational training students have benefited from extra support to get into the labour market thanks to an ESF-backed project.
A primary school in the German city of Puchheim is helping migrant children make a smooth transition into school. The ESF will now fund a part-time teaching position to support these efforts.
The Praktik project has trained almost 200 youth professionals and volunteers from the Prešov Region in coaching, mentoring, experience-based learning and team work.
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.
The Austrian capital Vienna is planning to establish a part ESF-funded college for young refugees aged between 15 and 21 to ease their transition into the regular education and vocational training system.
The Italian Region of Abruzzo and the National Laboratories of Gran Sasso have successfully collaborated to stimulate knowledge transfer and interest in the sciences, according to recently presented results of two ESF-backed projects.
Report calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion.
As electric and hybrid cars are becoming more popular in Finland, a project co-financed by the ESF is preparing mechanics to work in this promising sector of the automotive industry.
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.
One year after launch, more than 100 young school dropouts have accepted the support of the ESF-funded platform PSAD in the French agglomeration communities of Lens-Liévin and Hénin-Carvin.
An ESF-backed project which gave over 750 social workers and caregivers the opportunity to boost their professional skills has now come to a successful close in the Czech town of Otrokovice.
The Danish Growth Forum for the Capital region ‘Vækstforum Hovedstaden’ and the ESF have earmarked DKK 20 million (EUR 2.7 million) for a three-year project to counter the impending skilled labour shortage in the maritime industry.
The Federation of Tradesmen (Fédération des Artisans, FdA) in Luxembourg will set up competence centres with support from the ESF to provide training and counter the continuing shortage of skilled labour.
Some 1600 unskilled jobseekers have already obtained professional qualifications since the ESF-funded project ‘Improving competencies of unskilled people’ started in August 2014.
The Czech NGO ‘Vzájemné soužití’ is organising trade qualification and retraining courses for the long-term unemployed in the east of the Czech Republic. The partly ESF-funded project mainly targets Roma.
Nearly 300 students participated in the ESF-backed Swedish project ‘Plug In Västerbotten’, which aimed to reduce the number of dropouts from secondary school.
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.
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’.
Some 221 people from all over Bulgaria have formalised their professional skills acquired outside of formal education and training at the Vocational School of Fashion Design in Veliko Tarnovo.
A total of 2706 teachers, psychologists and tutors at 200 Slovakian primary school have so far completed training programmes intended to foster the inclusion of marginalised Roma communities. A further 1500 will follow suit before the end of the ESF-funded project in October 2015.
ESF investments will add significant value to the national education and social inclusion policies, addressing Bulgaria's challenges in education and training, including the provision of inclusive education
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched a new round of part ESF-funded projects to spark university dropouts' interest in apprenticeships and vocational training.
Six young SCUBA divers were hired to work on the construction of a new coastal road on the French island of Réunion. Their training was financed by the ESF.
In the Spanish region of Aragón, young researchers and established research groups will benefit from nearly €5 million in the coming years.
On 8 October, the European Commission, together with the OECD, published the results of a comprehensive survey on literacy, numeracy and technology-related skills in 17 EU Member States and other countries. In each country, the skill levels of 5000 people of working age (16-65 years) were assessed.
A new evaluation report shows the significant role the ESF has in funding lifelong learning initiatives across the EU. The report looks at the impact of these activities for young people, older workers and low-skilled persons.