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Getting children out of institutions
Getting children out of institutions (30/04/2015)

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.

ESF project to step up public service quality
ESF project to step up public service quality (19/03/2015)

The Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration has launched a new ESF-backed project to modernise public services, increase their efficiency and cut operating costs.

ESF programme adopted to boost administrative capacity in Romania
ESF programme adopted to boost administrative capacity in Romania (25/02/2015)

Investments will address the persistent shortcomings in Romania's public administration and improve the functioning of the judiciary through support to structural reforms

ESF programme for modernising public administration and judiciary in Bulgaria adopted
ESF programme for modernising public administration and judiciary in Bulgaria adopted (19/02/2015)

Investments will address challenges related to the efficiency of the administrations in providing quality, fast and affordable services for all groups of society

Latvia facilitates access to administrative services
Latvia facilitates access to administrative services (13/02/2015)

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
European Public Sector Award 2015 (06/02/2015)

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.

Better services for citizens
Better services for citizens (29/01/2015)

Cyprus is improving the capacity of its public administration with the help of ESF funding.

OP for Greek public administration reform adopted
OP for Greek public administration reform adopted (19/12/2014)

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

Commission adopts ESF public administration programme for Slovakia
Commission adopts ESF public administration programme for Slovakia (03/12/2014)

The programme ensures investment in strengthened institutional capacity and effectiveness as well as an effective judicial system and increased law enforceability.

Open access to legal texts
Open access to legal texts (20/11/2014)

An ESF-funded web portal makes up-to-date national legislation available to Romanian citizens and businesses.

Courage to remove barriers
Courage to remove barriers (06/11/2014)

An ESF-funded project supports the transformation of social care for people with disabilities in Slovakia.

Sea scholarships
Sea scholarships (06/11/2014)

The Ocean Observatory in the Portuguese Island of Madeira provides ESF-funded scholarships.

Modernising Public Administration: Commission discusses with Member States
Modernising Public Administration: Commission discusses with Member States (13/10/2014)

The European Commission organised a policy discussion with Member States on the modernisation of public administration.

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.

Books for the blind
Books for the blind (25/09/2014)

A library for blind and visually impaired people recently opened its doors in Ljubljana.

Better administration
Better administration (07/08/2014)

A district in Bulgaria is offering training to boost the skills of its public administrators

Croatia boosts employment services
Croatia boosts employment services (18/07/2014)

An ESF project in Croatia aims to modernise employment services to help jobseekers

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

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

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

Roma on the beat
Roma on the beat (24/02/2014)

In the Czech Republic Roma assistants are helping the police connect better to local communities

Mightier Aphrodite
Mightier Aphrodite (14/02/2014)

The ESF in Cyprus is investing in capacity building in its municipal and community leaders

Back to work more quickly
Back to work more quickly (07/02/2014)

A rehabilitation project that helps patients to return quickly to work wins an ESF award

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

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

Latvia lifts social services
Latvia lifts social services (29/11/2013)

Better social services are the result of an ESF project in Latvia

IT for justice
IT for justice (18/10/2013)

Bulgaria uses ESF funding to improve the crime and justice system with better IT systems

Better patient care
Better patient care (22/08/2013)

Malta invests in its health workers’ skills to improve patient care

Removing e-barriers
Removing e-barriers (22/08/2013)

An ESF project in Poland is pulling down the barriers for disabled people to access public services online

Dial up for jobs
Dial up for jobs (18/07/2013)

Romania opens a call centre for job-seekers with ESF support

Skills that benefit patients
Skills that benefit patients (24/04/2013)

Romanian medical staff get better acquainted with the latest treatment technologies thanks to ESF support

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

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

Better public administration
Better public administration (07/03/2013)

An ESF project in Romania is taking steps towards improving public administration

Praise for people management
Praise for people management (12/12/2012)

In Italy the sixth ‘Premio Valore Lavoro’ prize ceremony for human resources management has been hosted in Ancona

A portal for public service
A portal for public service (21/11/2012)

The Bulgarian civil service is launching an online portal to improve the development and deployment of staff

Co-operating counties
Co-operating counties (11/10/2012)

In Estonia, the Lääne-Harju municipal authorities are stepping up co-operation to help boost regional development

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

Nursing better health care
Nursing better health care (06/07/2012)

ESF funding helps boost health care and staff qualifications in Slovakia

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

Improving disaster planning in Romania
Improving disaster planning in Romania (19/03/2012)

ESF support for better emergency planning in Romania

Medicine without borders
Medicine without borders (11/04/2011)

Two ESF projects in Romania are helping boost the standard of medical care for all Romanians

A partnership for jobs
A partnership for jobs (09/02/2011)

Spanish, Italian and French partners launch a transnational project for a regional employment information system.

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.

E-gov goes local in Bulgaria
E-gov goes local in Bulgaria (31/10/2010)

A Bulgarian town has implemented an e-government project that is improving people’s confidence in administrative procedures

Baltic best practice
Baltic best practice (02/09/2010)

An ESF-funded project in Estonia is building on the experiences of the other Baltic States to raise the performance of local administration

Slovak museums make visitors feel welcome
Slovak museums make visitors feel welcome (02/07/2010)

Training for Bratislava museum staff

Fostering Czech foster care
Fostering Czech foster care (02/07/2010)

Two Member States share good practice

Valencia combats domestic violence
Valencia combats domestic violence (03/03/2010)

Supporting domestic violence victims in Valencia

Nursing nursing-skills
Nursing nursing-skills (03/03/2010)

Poland offers new postgraduate training for nurses to improve emergency service skills

A vision for better health services in Denmark
A vision for better health services in Denmark (02/03/2010)

ESF support for a new vision for healthcare in northern Denmark

Communicating in sign
Communicating in sign (28/02/2010)

ESF-backed project to teach Polish officials sign language

Investing in the Roma
Investing in the Roma (28/02/2010)

Romanian project provides Roma experts with critical training