Leading sports personalities get behind an ESF-funded project to help young people with disabilities overcome barriers to employment in Northern Ireland.
An ESF co-funded project will bring immigrant jobseekers and employers together to boost internationalisation efforts in Finnish companies.
Partnership and social development are critical to the success of the CLDS – 3G programme in Portugal’s Ribeira de Pena region, which is tackling unemployment, poverty and an ageing population.
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 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.
An extraordinary meeting of managing authorities on 25 September discussed how to optimise the use of the ESF and the FEAD to support the integration of asylum seekers and refugees and exchange good practice and experience in this field
Report calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion.
The Canary Islands Employment Service (SCE) will invest EUR 2.2 million in projects to help immigrants, people suffering from social exclusion, and those with disabilities to find work.
The second edition of the ESF-funded project ‘Polis’ helped 50 mentally disabled and socio-economically disadvantaged people improve their chances on the employment market. Half of the participants have now found a job – 17 of them with a permanent contract.
The European Social Fund and the UK National Lottery have pledged GBP 14 million (EUR 19.7 million) to tackle poverty and unemployment in the city of Leicester and the surrounding county.
The partly ESF-funded youth justice organisation Le Chéile in Ireland is hoping to extend its services to reach more young offenders with its newly-launched strategy for 2015 to 2017 ‘Inspiring Change, Transforming Lives’.
Creating new jobs leads to greater efficiency, flexibility and satisfaction among employees, plus it reduces downtime. These are the results of five ESF-funded pilot projects conducted in the Netherlands.
Thanks to ESF funding, the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate will offer twice as many German language and orientation classes for refugees than in 2014, bringing the total up to 80.
Young people and those in danger of exclusion and poverty are at the centre of Portugal’s ESF programme for social inclusion.
The Commission has called on Member States to prioritise social investment and to modernise their welfare states. This means better performing active inclusion strategies and a more efficient and more effective use of social budgets.