Initiatives to support to the social economy in Poland and to increase transparency of EU spending in Lithuania are recognised as innovative good practices
A new ESF-funded project has been launched in the Swedish municipality of Umeå to give migrants with little or no schooling a helping hand in entering the workforce.
An ESF-backed project ‘From Waste to Taste’ plans to open a restaurant and food recycling centre in Helsinki using leftover supermarket items.
ALIAT, a Romanian NGO focused on addiction treatment and prevention, has opened “Café Therapy” – an alcohol-free and non-smoking coffee bar that employs people from disadvantage groups and sells products made in other social enterprises.
A new ESF-backed project aims to promote the social inclusion of Roma in the Romanian commune of Vad in Cluj County with the help of the ancient craft of wicker making.
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.