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Back to school in Estonia
Back to school in Estonia (18/04/2016)

ESF funds help Estonian schools to encourage adults who left school early to continue their studies.

Roma: education for better integration in Slovenia
Roma: education for better integration in Slovenia (18/04/2016)

Roma children and their families will receive extra support to underline the importance of education in better integration and career prospects.

Encouraging Roma people in Finland to aim higher
Encouraging Roma people in Finland to aim higher (01/04/2016)

A nationwide ESF-funded education project to help Roma youngsters to continue studying and be more integrated into society.

Improving human capital in Portugal
Improving human capital in Portugal (01/04/2016)

‘Capital Humano‘ is an ESF-supported programme designed to improve education and training across Portugal.

Bringing technology to Croatian schools
Bringing technology to Croatian schools (18/03/2016)

An ESF-funded project teaches students how to use the internet responsibly.

Helping young researchers pursue careers in Romania
Helping young researchers pursue careers in Romania (10/03/2016)

More than 300 researchers from several Romanian universities have received valuable career support thanks to ESF funding.

Helping female engineers back into work
Helping female engineers back into work (03/03/2016)

The Hannover region helps female engineers re-enter the labour market.

To infinity and beyond… with ESF funds
To infinity and beyond… with ESF funds (26/02/2016)

The University of Malta has announced the nation’s first space mission.

ESF ambassador in Flanders
ESF ambassador in Flanders (19/02/2016)

Three projects in Flemish universities in Leuven, Antwerp and Oostende have been awarded the title ESF Ambassadors in 2016.

Making up for missing professional qualifications
Making up for missing professional qualifications (05/02/2016)

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

Improving conditions for Roma
Improving conditions for Roma (22/01/2016)

ESF funding has been cleared for activities, including early childhood education and social work, aimed at improving the lives of Slovakia’s Roma population.

Boost for lifelong academic learning
Boost for lifelong academic learning (15/01/2016)

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.

Preparing young Danes for work or school
Preparing young Danes for work or school (07/01/2016)

Sjælland (Zealand) in Denmark is launching a project to improve the educational and employment opportunities for young people in the region.

May the IT force be with you … in Luxembourg
May the IT force be with you … in Luxembourg (18/12/2015)

WebForce3, a new IT school opening in Luxembourg, will offer training opportunities for 90 new web developers.

Opening doors to learning for young refugees
Opening doors to learning for young refugees (26/11/2015)

The ESF is funding classes at a vocational school in the German town of Fürstenfeldbruck to prepare 60 young refugees for apprenticeships.

Connecting theory with practice
Connecting theory with practice (19/11/2015)

Thanks to an ESF-backed project, Slovakian construction workers gained first-hand experience and training in local businesses.

Modernising vocational education in Małopolskie Voivodship
Modernising vocational education in Małopolskie Voivodship (12/11/2015)

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.

More hands-on training for Estonian apprentices
More hands-on training for Estonian apprentices (06/11/2015)

ESF investment of more than EUR 25 million to boost vocational training in Estonia.

Easing transition of migrant children into school
Easing transition of migrant children into school (30/10/2015)

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.

Training and practical workshops for Slovakian youth workers
Training and practical workshops for Slovakian youth workers (23/10/2015)

The Praktik project has trained almost 200 youth professionals and volunteers from the Prešov Region in coaching, mentoring, experience-based learning and team work.

More motivated and well-trained young workforce in Slovenia
More motivated and well-trained young workforce in Slovenia (16/10/2015)

A new project in Slovenia aims to identify vocational student’s individual needs to improve their traineeship experience.

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.

Vienna to set up college for 1000 young refugees
Vienna to set up college for 1000 young refugees (02/10/2015)

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.

A boost for science and knowledge transfer
A boost for science and knowledge transfer (17/09/2015)

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.

A new, more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020
A new, more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020 (03/09/2015)

Report calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion.

Preparing mechanics for the hybrid cars of the future
Preparing mechanics for the hybrid cars of the future (28/08/2015)

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.

‘Give, help, respect’ to keep children in school
‘Give, help, respect’ to keep children in school (20/08/2015)

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.

Fresh start for school dropouts
Fresh start for school dropouts (24/07/2015)

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.

Putting students’ digital skills to the test
Putting students’ digital skills to the test (17/07/2015)

An ESF-funded project has challenged students in Slovakia to take part in the Digital Olympics, an online educational challenge.

Social workers upgrade skills
Social workers upgrade skills (10/07/2015)

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.

Making learning science fun
Making learning science fun (03/07/2015)

ESF funds have allowed more than 200 students from two schools in the Polish town of Ostróda to dabble in robot design and programming over two years.

Tailoring polytechnic studies to market needs
Tailoring polytechnic studies to market needs (26/06/2015)

Croatia is launching a new ESF-funded drive to develop higher education standards for polytechnic courses in collaboration with employers.

Preparing the maritime workforce of the future
Preparing the maritime workforce of the future (26/06/2015)

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.

Competence centres set to solve skilled labour shortage
Competence centres set to solve skilled labour shortage (18/06/2015)

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.

Lithuanian project to help thousands of unskilled people
Lithuanian project to help thousands of unskilled people (05/06/2015)

Some 1600 unskilled jobseekers have already obtained professional qualifications since the ESF-funded project ‘Improving competencies of unskilled people’ started in August 2014.

Second Chance School makes dreams come true
Second Chance School makes dreams come true (22/05/2015)

An ESF-funded school in Patras, Greece, helps adult learners to catch up on missed school qualifications.

Trades offer way out of long-term unemployment
Trades offer way out of long-term unemployment (30/04/2015)

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.

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.

Second chance for school dropouts
Second chance for school dropouts (17/04/2015)

The ESF-funded project ‘Gradua2’ offers young people over 18 from Valladolid (Spain) a new opportunity to graduate from high school.

Science/SME exchange to give competitive edge
Science/SME exchange to give competitive edge (17/04/2015)

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.

Wielkopolska vocational education programme picks up award
Wielkopolska vocational education programme picks up award (27/03/2015)

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’.

Future-proofing farms
Future-proofing farms (12/03/2015)

Greece is offering farmers the latest know-how from agricultural innovation.

Formalising professional skills acquired non-formally
Formalising professional skills acquired non-formally (06/03/2015)

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.

Educating the educators for better Roma inclusion
Educating the educators for better Roma inclusion (27/02/2015)

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.

Bulgarian programme for science and education adopted
Bulgarian programme for science and education adopted (19/02/2015)

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

New opportunities for university dropouts
New opportunities for university dropouts (29/01/2015)

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.

Maltese study examines classroom ‘shared reading’
Maltese study examines classroom ‘shared reading’ (16/01/2015)

Teachers' own attitudes towards shared reading largely determine their practices in the classroom, a part ESF-funded study finds.

New opportunities, new jobs
New opportunities, new jobs (19/12/2014)

Thanks to an ESF-backed project, some 3000 unemployed people in Lithuania can benefit from free training to qualify for professions currently in demand.

Commission adopts ESF Operational Programme for improved education in Italy
Commission adopts ESF Operational Programme for improved education in Italy (18/12/2014)

Over EUR 3 billion are invested in education as a key element for growth and jobs

Professional diving in La Réunion
Professional diving in La Réunion (05/12/2014)

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.

Extra classes, extra opportunities
Extra classes, extra opportunities (21/11/2014)

Secondary school students in the Polish city of Siemianowice can get free extracurricular classes in an ESF-funded project.

Skills to boost business
Skills to boost business (20/11/2014)

Birmingham SMEs can get free maths and English training for their employees.

Matching jobs with people
Matching jobs with people (31/10/2014)

In the Dutch region of Drechtsteden, young people are guided in their career choices by professional “matchmakers”.

Basic skills for all
Basic skills for all (24/10/2014)

In Austria, an ESF-funded initiative offers free literacy courses for adults and helps them finish compulsory education.

New possibilities for the future
New possibilities for the future (24/10/2014)

ESF funding enables people to obtain different professional qualifications in the Bulgarian town of Kyustendil.

Jobs for the young
Jobs for the young (16/10/2014)

In Cyprus, unemployed young people can benefit from an ESF-funded work placement scheme.

ICT skills for better healthcare
ICT skills for better healthcare (10/10/2014)

An ESF-funded project provides free ICT training to healthcare professionals in Poland.

Catching the big fish together
Catching the big fish together (03/10/2014)

Thanks to ESF-funding, future Czech fishermen can go to Poland to practice their skills.

Boosting development through research and innovation
Boosting development through research and innovation (11/09/2014)

In the Spanish region of Aragón, young researchers and established research groups will benefit from nearly €5 million in the coming years.

Special help for special needs
Special help for special needs (05/09/2014)

In Lithuania, students with disabilities will receive a scholarship thanks to the European Social Fund.

Hands-on career guidance
Hands-on career guidance (07/08/2014)

Romanian school students are getting better prepared for their career choices with visits to future workplaces

Work in fashion
Work in fashion (01/08/2014)

In Italy fashion students are getting the communications skills that count with ESF support

School business
School business (25/07/2014)

In Slovenia, school students are getting the chance to acquire entrepreneurial skills through a new ESF project

Selling skills
Selling skills (18/07/2014)

A practical training course in Belgium has given jobseekers a set of saleable skills

Bankable skills
Bankable skills (11/07/2014)

An ESF project in the UK is helping jobseekers to invest in a personal skills portfolio

Over the finish line
Over the finish line (04/07/2014)

In Austria, the exam success of apprentices is being boosted with made-to-measure help

Better legal language
Better legal language (23/06/2014)

A new court-interpreter training course in Finland will give a boost to the justice system

Supporting immigrant families
Supporting immigrant families (23/06/2014)

In Italy, a new ESF project aims to boost the inclusion of young second-generation immigrants

Licensed to skill
Licensed to skill (06/06/2014)

An ESF co-funded technology centre for school students aims to boost interest in science

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

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

Digital diplomas
Digital diplomas (28/05/2014)

Jobseekers in Spain are getting IT skills to support culture and heritage

Learning in Lisbon
Learning in Lisbon (16/05/2014)

Young Polish hoteliers obtain international certificates in Portugal thanks to an ESF project

Enabling learning
Enabling learning (09/05/2014)

‘Disability is not an obstacle to study’ is the motto of a new ESF project in Lithuania

Training programme extended
Training programme extended (09/05/2014)

Estonia is making more ESF funding available for adult education and training

Adult learners
Adult learners (25/04/2014)

A union and university partnership helps students develop skills and work opportunities

Healthcare with foresight
Healthcare with foresight (25/04/2014)

In Slovakia, the ESF is promoting specific medical specialisation training to avoid future shortages

Top teachers
Top teachers (11/04/2014)

Slovak school wins prize for the most successful implementation of an EU project

Reaching out to young Roma
Reaching out to young Roma (11/04/2014)

In Plovdiv, the ESF is helping to convince young Roma of the opportunities that educational qualifications can offer them

Hands-on graduates
Hands-on graduates (04/04/2014)

Universities in Slovakia are offering more practical training to students with the help of companies

Customised learning for at-risk students
Customised learning for at-risk students (27/03/2014)

A Danish school is using ESF help to encourage at-risk students to stay on and train for jobs

Developing young talent
Developing young talent (13/03/2014)

Slovenia deploys ESF funding to boost the employment of young people in electronic publishing and cultural and arts education

Extending opportunities to youth
Extending opportunities to youth (27/02/2014)

Cyprus launches a jobs initiative to give 5000 graduates and young jobseekers valuable work experience

First career steps
First career steps (24/02/2014)

In Bucharest an ESF project has been helping graduates move from education into employment

Scotland boosts college places
Scotland boosts college places (14/02/2014)

Scotland is investing GBP 13 million (EUR 15 million) in new college places in areas that are in particular demand by employers

Skills from Spacelabs
Skills from Spacelabs (14/02/2014)

In Vienna, a programme for young people is encouraging them to get formal qualifications as well as practical skills

Academic agents
Academic agents (07/02/2014)

In Denmark, an ESF project is helping highly qualified job-seekers into work with local businesses

From theory to practice
From theory to practice (29/01/2014)

In Poland, new university laboratories will help students practice their skills and prepare themselves for better jobs

Valuable visits
Valuable visits (24/01/2014)

Young Bulgarian researchers are getting the chance to sharpen their skills through visits to science centres abroad

An appetite for learning
An appetite for learning (16/01/2014)

In France, a vocational school is helping young drop-outs reconnect with education

Early integration
Early integration (16/01/2014)

Croatia implements an EU-funded programme for children with disabilities

University upgrade
University upgrade (11/12/2013)

The ESF is promoting ‘universities of the future’ in Romania with the latest IT technologies

Training takes off
Training takes off (11/12/2013)

More than 30 000 sign up for new skills training in the Czech Republic

Headmasters as lifelong learners
Headmasters as lifelong learners (06/12/2013)

An education project in Slovenia is giving the profession of headmaster a boost

Guaranteed skills
Guaranteed skills (06/12/2013)

In Austria a training guarantee programme is giving young people the skills and openings they need for jobs

Talent spotting
Talent spotting (15/11/2013)

The Danish ‘Talent pathway’ project is offering something more to talented students from vocational colleges

Truants back on track
Truants back on track (08/11/2013)

A nationwide ESF project in Germany is helping disadvantaged young people leave school with qualifications

Master entrepreneurs
Master entrepreneurs (08/11/2013)

A transnational project on student entrepreneurship in Romania attracts 200 new students

Results of the first adult-skills survey can guide ESF priorities for the 2014-2020 period
Results of the first adult-skills survey can guide ESF priorities for the 2014-2020 period (10/10/2013)

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.

Skills for windmills
Skills for windmills (10/10/2013)

Green energy skills are on offer, and in demand, in Finland

Keyboards to success
Keyboards to success (04/10/2013)

Wales invests in IT skills with ESF help – for today and the future

Gardens for growth
Gardens for growth (04/10/2013)

In Belgium, an ESF project is helping disadvantaged schoolchildren make choices for the future

A Cretan lifelong learning diet
A Cretan lifelong learning diet (20/09/2013)

Crete kicks off a new lifelong learning centre which expects some 1600 students to sign up

Boosting Roma education
Boosting Roma education (20/09/2013)

An ESF project which improved the educational opportunities for Roma children has just ended in Romania

Andalusia invests in science skills
Andalusia invests in science skills (13/09/2013)

The ESF is helping R&D technicians and science graduates in Spain to improve their skills

Nurturing R&D talent
Nurturing R&D talent (13/09/2013)

Slovenia is giving ESF support to researchers at an early stage of their career to help build a research-led economy

Healthy co-operation
Healthy co-operation (30/08/2013)

Diseases of the nervous system are at the heart of a German-Estonian research project

Skills that matter
Skills that matter (30/08/2013)

ESF training worth EUR 1 million launched in Dorset, UK

Teaching the teachers
Teaching the teachers (30/08/2013)

In Bulgaria, schoolteachers are being offered new competences and skills as part of their career development

A vocation to train
A vocation to train (22/08/2013)

Dutch vocational training school gets vote of confidence and more funding

Czech Republic boosts science in school
Czech Republic boosts science in school (22/08/2013)

An ESF project is supporting the take-up of science and technical education in the Czech Republic

Skills for all Seasons
Skills for all Seasons (09/08/2013)

Slovakia is using ESF funding to boost technical and work-related skills among all age groups

Jobs for the future
Jobs for the future (01/08/2013)

In Lithuania, the ‘I Love My Job’ project helps schoolchildren to choose a profession

e-educators
e-educators (25/07/2013)

In Estonia, 12 700 teachers gain ICT skills

Recognising soft skills
Recognising soft skills (18/07/2013)

The Czech Republic is taking steps to raise the profile of ‘informal education’ and the skills that go with it

Golden skills
Golden skills (09/07/2013)

Young European professionals shine at the WorldSkills competition in Germany

Customer-facing skills
Customer-facing skills (26/06/2013)

Italian region favours jobs, business and tourism with training that is targeted at local needs

Multilingual Magyars
Multilingual Magyars (26/06/2013)

ESF supports foreign language training among Hungarian graduates

A summer surgery for skills
A summer surgery for skills (26/06/2013)

With ESF help, medical students in Bulgaria are being offered summer internships to gain experience of the job market

Student power
Student power (21/06/2013)

Denmark is using ESF support to attract students into its renewable energy sector

Back on-board
Back on-board (05/06/2013)

Normandy offers a second chance to early school leavers

City hall for all
City hall for all (05/06/2013)

In Slovakia, the ESF is helping young people experience the workings of local government

Drop-in for help
Drop-in for help (05/06/2013)

The ESF is helping reduce the number of students dropping out of vocational studies in Finland

The craft of the carpenter
The craft of the carpenter (23/05/2013)

Polish apprentices are in Germany to learn the precision skills needed for constructing and repairing wooden buildings

Online skills key to jobs in Spain
Online skills key to jobs in Spain (10/05/2013)

ESF support is helping to train people in IT skills and employ them to boost the online presence of the Avilés municipality

Special kids with special needs
Special kids with special needs (11/04/2013)

With ESF funding the Nadezhda Association in Bulgaria is helping children with special educational needs stay on at school

First job? Safety first!
First job? Safety first! (11/04/2013)

Latvia is using ESF funding to ensure new and potential employees will be better protected from accidents at work

Careers on the Go
Careers on the Go (04/04/2013)

The ESF in Hungary is guiding schoolchildren towards successful career-planning choices with a mobile volunteer force

Schools going digital
Schools going digital (04/04/2013)

Schoolchildren in Slovakia are getting access to the latest digital teaching technologies with ESF support

Fit for the high street
Fit for the high street (25/03/2013)

Luxembourg Fit4Commerce programme completes third training round for job-seekers in the booming retail sector

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

Certificates for creative careers
Certificates for creative careers (12/03/2013)

In Northern Ireland artistic jobseekers are getting the formal training and qualifications that open pathways to work

Racing against illiteracy
Racing against illiteracy (07/03/2013)

Jesuits run marathon to combat illiteracy in Malta

Linking jobs and biodiversity
Linking jobs and biodiversity (01/03/2013)

A recent report sets out the linkages between employment and Europe’s biodiversity objectives – and the new skills workers will need to help meet these.

Competitive business advice
Competitive business advice (28/02/2013)

SMEs and women entrepreneurs in southern Poland can access free consulting to boost their competitiveness

A lifeline for schoolgirl mums
A lifeline for schoolgirl mums (21/02/2013)

An innovative education centre in Scotland is determined to help teenage mothers complete education

Switching skills
Switching skills (21/02/2013)

Danish region is using ESF funding to help the long-term unemployed switch careers

School’s back
School’s back (07/02/2013)

Kassel is showing how to convince school drop-outs to return to the classroom

Virtual learning, real qualifications
Virtual learning, real qualifications (31/01/2013)

Further education colleges in Germany are helping working professionals with a growing armoury of on-line degree courses

More women in adult education
More women in adult education (31/01/2013)

In Denmark, the ESF is supporting an increase in skill levels among female workers

School’s in!
School’s in! (17/01/2013)

Proper breakfasts and granddad-mentoring are some of the measures deployed to encourage young Danes to complete their education

Building momentum
Building momentum (09/01/2013)

Ireland launches training courses for the unemployed offering skills that are in demand

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

Reducing Roma drop-outs
Reducing Roma drop-outs (19/12/2012)

ESF community centres are helping young Roma to complete their education and get new opportunities

Nurturing student entrepreneurs
Nurturing student entrepreneurs (29/11/2012)

In Denmark a new ‘Growth House’ is opening its doors to students ideas

The language of success
The language of success (21/11/2012)

Hungary is supporting foreign language skills and IT training to boost employability and competitiveness

Better people skills
Better people skills (14/11/2012)

The ESF in France is promoting better people-management skills among SMEs

Building a better business
Building a better business (28/09/2012)

Cypriot architects use ESF funding to boost employee productivity

Making schools more inclusive
Making schools more inclusive (21/09/2012)

Schools across Slovakia are being helped to develop inclusive teaching environments for Roma children

Classroom computer skills
Classroom computer skills (31/08/2012)

A transnational project in Romania is encouraging interactive ICT-based teaching in schools

ESF: a major funder for lifelong learning
ESF: a major funder for lifelong learning (07/08/2012)

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.

Polishing IT skills
Polishing IT skills (03/08/2012)

A Polish university is helping industry meet the demand for computer experts

Engineering skills
Engineering skills (29/06/2012)

Poland is offering financial support to students choosing scientific and engineering subjects

Raising environmental awareness
Raising environmental awareness (20/06/2012)

ESF project helps connect Czech schoolchildren with environmental topics in their region

Upgrading medical skills
Upgrading medical skills (08/06/2012)

A training programme for medical professionals in Latvia is being expanded to meet the demand for new and better skills

A portal for medical practitioners
A portal for medical practitioners (01/06/2012)

Slovakia has launched an online portal for doctors to boost e-learning and the dissemination of the latest medical findings

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

Science on the screen
Science on the screen (16/05/2012)

An ESF co-funded television programme in Estonia is popularising science as a career and winning awards

Boosting entrepreneurship in education
Boosting entrepreneurship in education (03/04/2012)

An ESF project in Finland is giving teachers the skills to weave the topic of entrepreneurship into the curriculum

Big screen skills for teachers in Lithuania
Big screen skills for teachers in Lithuania (03/04/2012)

Schoolteachers are being offered ‘cinema skills’ to help them make learning more attractive

Breaking  glass ceilings
Breaking glass ceilings (19/03/2012)

In Germany, Uni-Heilbronn launches an ESF cross-mentoring programme for female students to boost their top-job prospects

EU at risk on missing targets on early school leaving and graduate education
EU at risk on missing targets on early school leaving and graduate education (09/02/2012)

The European Union is at risk of missing its 2020 targets to reduce the number of early-school leavers and increase the share of students completing tertiary education, according to a report which will be discussed by Ministers at the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council on Friday (10 February).

A new sponsor for children with handicaps
A new sponsor for children with handicaps (16/12/2011)

In the Netherlands, a school for children with learning difficulties is getting help

A special project for special needs
A special project for special needs (02/12/2011)

Bulgaria uses ESF funding to support children with special educational needs

Tracking career paths in Hungary
Tracking career paths in Hungary (25/11/2011)

Budapest University has installed an up-to-date career-tracking system to help match its courses to employers’ needs

Estonia supports ‘back to school’
Estonia supports ‘back to school’ (11/11/2011)

ESF funds return to vocational education in Estonia to enhance skills

Back to the classroom
Back to the classroom (07/10/2011)

Greek parents return to school in a project to help their children perform better

Railway employees on the right track
Railway employees on the right track (30/09/2011)

An ESF-funded project is providing training to Romanian Railways’ employees

Cyprus improves tourism skills
Cyprus improves tourism skills (09/09/2011)

In Cyprus, ESF funding is helping boost skills in the tourism sector by offering training in the off-season periods

Pushing IT skills in Spain
Pushing IT skills in Spain (25/08/2011)

An ESF project in Spain is helping a range of people to boost their IT skills

Doing more in Bulgaria
Doing more in Bulgaria (25/08/2011)

The nationwide ‘I can do more’ training scheme is attracting much interest in Bulgaria

Books for life in Greece
Books for life in Greece (22/08/2011)

An innovative project in Greece aims to implant a love of books in school kids

A focus on special needs in Poland
A focus on special needs in Poland (04/08/2011)

Poland launches the project "Watch out! A way to success" for special-needs children

Education for all in Greece
Education for all in Greece (11/04/2011)

Greece launches new initiative to improve educational chances for immigrant and returning emigrant’s children

Risk management goes transnational
Risk management goes transnational (01/04/2011)

With ESF support, a transnational university project will create new risk management specialists in Romania

Scotland supports café society
Scotland supports café society (21/03/2011)

An ESF project in Scotland is using training to help the food and drink sector

Lifelong learning rises in Estonia
Lifelong learning rises in Estonia (09/03/2011)

Estonia sees a welcome rise in lifelong learning – but specialists are still lacking

Poland: new skills for robotics
Poland: new skills for robotics (02/03/2011)

The ESF in Poland is training robotics experts to meet the needs of industry.

Helping horticulture in Spain
Helping horticulture in Spain (21/02/2011)

The Murcia region in Spain is training export managers in its thriving fruit and vegetable sector to respond to its future needs.

Universities back entrepreneurs
Universities back entrepreneurs (15/02/2011)

Catalan universities join up to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among their students.

Training tourism leaders
Training tourism leaders (09/02/2011)

An ESF co-funded programme for tourism managers and supervisors in Malta is launching a second training round.

Getting online in Greece
Getting online in Greece (04/02/2011)

Free computer courses for adults and vulnerable groups kick off in Ioannina, Greece.

Wales boosts creative industry
Wales boosts creative industry (31/01/2011)

ESF provides a boost for creative skills training in Wales

Careers consultancy for young Slovakians
Careers consultancy for young Slovakians (31/01/2011)

A project in Slovakia aims to help young people plan for successful careers well in advance

Latvia supports young scientists
Latvia supports young scientists (31/01/2011)

ESF funding in Latvia is helping raise the game of young scientists with support for PhD studies

Aligning teachers’ skills
Aligning teachers’ skills (31/12/2010)

A Polish city is using ESF funding to prepare its teachers and trainers for the future needs of the region

Sciences to the fore
Sciences to the fore (31/12/2010)

Series of events to open Czech students’ eyes to sciences

Education on tour
Education on tour (31/12/2010)

Mobile teaching unit to bring entrepreneurship to Danish schools

Union on Reunion
Union on Reunion (01/12/2010)

On the Isle of Réunion an ESF project is giving aspiring fishermen vital skills

Reversing Sicily’s brain-drain
Reversing Sicily’s brain-drain (30/11/2010)

Sicily is using ESF funding to reverse the loss of young technical talent and encourage R&D in the region

Making physics interesting
Making physics interesting (30/11/2010)

In Poland, over 5 000 pupils and 70 teachers took part in a competition aimed at encouraging the study of physics and the sciences

Innovation in education in Lithuania
Innovation in education in Lithuania (03/11/2010)

The ESF is supporting innovative education approaches in Lithuania

Rampart restoration
Rampart restoration (02/11/2010)

A medieval French town is rebuilding its ancient walls while giving it’s unemployed citizens new skills in restoration work

School after hours
School after hours (02/11/2010)

A Spanish project is keeping schools open after hours to support family-focused events

Greener glens
Greener glens (01/11/2010)

Scotland announces 650 low-carbon training places

Danish-Polish recipe for success
Danish-Polish recipe for success (31/10/2010)

Co-operation between culinary schools in Poland and Denmark for better teaching and better chefs

Boosting IT in Wales
Boosting IT in Wales (02/10/2010)

ESF supports investment boost for strategically important digital technology sector in Wales

Poland is upskilling its teachers
Poland is upskilling its teachers (30/09/2010)

ESF projects in Poland are building leadership skills in schools and providing paths into the teaching profession for aspiring vocational teachers

Electric tea
Electric tea (02/09/2010)

The hands-on Science Academy programme is encouraging German students to follow careers in science and technology

Getting what IT takes
Getting what IT takes (02/09/2010)

The ESF is co-funding IT sales and marketing training in Tuscany to meet local business needs

Slovak manufacturer training and retaining staff
Slovak manufacturer training and retaining staff (31/07/2010)

Packaging company seeks to raise adaptability

Educational tools updated
Educational tools updated (02/07/2010)

IT skills for teachers in rural Romania

Ireland boosts digital skills
Ireland boosts digital skills (02/07/2010)

Ireland launches IT project to get businesses online and build valuable digital skills

Better university management
Better university management (01/07/2010)

ESF co-funds a new Management Information System at the University of Debrecen, Hungary

Robots in the classroom
Robots in the classroom (01/07/2010)

Polish primary school pupils polish up their IT skills in the field of computer technology and robotics

Home-grown talent
Home-grown talent (30/06/2010)

A cultural project in Burgas aims at building pride among young people in the region

Fluent about safety
Fluent about safety (30/06/2010)

An Italian ESF project is helping immigrant workers work in safety

Fashion workshop for young people
Fashion workshop for young people (01/06/2010)

German school pupils measure up to a challenge

Lifelong learning numbers increase
Lifelong learning numbers increase (01/06/2010)

Estonia to train 73 000 adults by 2013

French pathways to work
French pathways to work (01/06/2010)

Skilled workers en route to a secure future

Choosing a career: it’s never too early!
Choosing a career: it’s never too early! (01/06/2010)

Bulgarian schools’ jobs fair

Turning out smart workers
Turning out smart workers (01/06/2010)

‘Train to Gain’ boosts job opportunities in north-east of England

Guild skills
Guild skills (03/05/2010)

ESF supports mentoring of young Finnish metal workers

Girls’ Day beats the records
Girls’ Day beats the records (01/05/2010)

Germany’s 10th nationwide event showcases female talent

Funding boost for Scottish colleges
Funding boost for Scottish colleges (01/05/2010)

Injection of €18.7 million to help meet course demand in hard-hit areas