The ESF in the news
Getting children out of institutions
The Bulgarian government has renewed its commitment to improving the living conditions of children and has set aside ESF funds and reinforced measures to get children out of orphanages and other institutions.
Latvia facilitates access to administrative services
A one-stop administrative service centre has now opened its doors in Latvia's capital Riga. It is the first of several centres to be created in the country as part of the ESF drive for better public services.
European Public Sector Award 2015
The European Institute of Public Administration - EIPA - with the institutional and financial support of 12 European public partners – invites applications to the fifth European Public Sector Award – EPSA 2015.
OP for Greek public administration reform adopted
ESF investment will contribute significantly to making the Greek public administration one of the key pillars for the recovery of the country through the enhancement of its effectiveness and efficiency
Open access to legal texts
An ESF-funded web portal makes up-to-date national legislation available to Romanian citizens and businesses.
Courage to remove barriers
An ESF-funded project supports the transformation of social care for people with disabilities in Slovakia.
The Ocean Observatory in the Portuguese Island of Madeira provides ESF-funded scholarships.
Books for the blind
A library for blind and visually impaired people recently opened its doors in Ljubljana.
A district in Bulgaria is offering training to boost the skills of its public administrators
Better legal language
A new court-interpreter training course in Finland will give a boost to the justice system
Healthcare with foresight
In Slovakia, the ESF is promoting specific medical specialisation training to avoid future shortages
Roma on the beat
In the Czech Republic Roma assistants are helping the police connect better to local communities
The ESF in Cyprus is investing in capacity building in its municipal and community leaders
IT for justice
Bulgaria uses ESF funding to improve the crime and justice system with better IT systems
An ESF project in Poland is pulling down the barriers for disabled people to access public services online
Schools going digital
Schoolchildren in Slovakia are getting access to the latest digital teaching technologies with ESF support
Praise for people management
In Italy the sixth ‘Premio Valore Lavoro’ prize ceremony for human resources management has been hosted in Ancona
A portal for public service
The Bulgarian civil service is launching an online portal to improve the development and deployment of staff
In Estonia, the Lääne-Harju municipal authorities are stepping up co-operation to help boost regional development
A multicultural fire service
Regional emergency services in Sweden are taking steps to train local firefighters with immigrant backgrounds to meet local needs
Upgrading medical skills
A training programme for medical professionals in Latvia is being expanded to meet the demand for new and better skills
A partnership for jobs
Spanish, Italian and French partners launch a transnational project for a regional employment information system.
E-gov goes local in Bulgaria
A Bulgarian town has implemented an e-government project that is improving people’s confidence in administrative procedures
Baltic best practice
An ESF-funded project in Estonia is building on the experiences of the other Baltic States to raise the performance of local administration