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Job creation improves efficiency, reduces downtime
Job creation improves efficiency, reduces downtime (08/05/2015)

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.

Green building project comes to successful close
Green building project comes to successful close (19/03/2015)

The ESF-funded project ‘Green District’ has now presented its results in creating a network for exchanging good practices and training in the construction sector in the Italian Province of Prato.

Incubating ideas
Incubating ideas (01/08/2014)

In Paris the Agoranov incubator is helping turn R&D ideas into successful businesses

More inclusion and independence
More inclusion and independence (11/07/2014)

ESF co-funds a project in Croatia to improve the social services on offer to young people

Praises and prizes
Praises and prizes (10/01/2014)

Four neighbourhood social inclusion projects in France have received awards for their work

A stronger role for partners in running the ESF
A stronger role for partners in running the ESF (07/01/2014)

The Commission has adopted a common set of standards to improve consultation, participation and dialogue with partners during the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

Successful services for immigrants
Successful services for immigrants (19/12/2013)

A successful ESF immigrant support project is being proposed as a permanent service in Finland

LEAPing social barriers
LEAPing social barriers (19/12/2013)

Malta has launched a project to combat poverty and exclusion as part of social policy reforms

Caring for carers
Caring for carers (06/12/2013)

A care home in Belgium is getting help to improve working conditions for staff

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

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

Civil Licit: Hungary’s auction for social responsibility
Civil Licit: Hungary’s auction for social responsibility (15/11/2013)

Civil Licit, Hungary’s sustainability-auction launched on 12 November, attracted considerable attention this year.

A Republic of values
A Republic of values (08/11/2013)

Three projects by Lithuanian school students to be taken nationwide

Alternative Ljubljana
Alternative Ljubljana (10/10/2013)

A cultural association is developing an alternative way of presenting Slovenia’s capital city to tourists

Ensuring medical cover
Ensuring medical cover (06/09/2013)

Greece launches a voucher scheme for citizens without medical insurance

Healthier diet and lifestyles
Healthier diet and lifestyles (12/06/2013)

Free medical supervision and advice on proper nutrition available in 50 Greek municipalities

Frontline funding support
Frontline funding support (16/04/2013)

Portugal launches new funding initiative to combat poverty and unemployment and support disadvantaged groups on the ground

Innovative childcare
Innovative childcare (09/01/2013)

The Czech Republic is supporting more diverse childcare provision to help working parents

Focus on farming
Focus on farming (12/12/2012)

The ESF supports discussions on small-scale farming opportunities and practices in southern France

Partnerships for change
Partnerships for change (06/12/2012)

Encouraging community involvement in local strategy-making in Romania

EPIC success for immigrant jobseekers
EPIC success for immigrant jobseekers (07/11/2012)

A successful training scheme in Ireland has given 222 immigrants the practical skills that helped them to find work

Social mobility brings social success
Social mobility brings social success (07/11/2012)

The mobile provision of social services in a Latvian region has proved a successful model for emulation

Combating long-term unemployment
Combating long-term unemployment (25/10/2012)

In Finland, the ESF is helping bring job-seekers and employers together in the fight against long-term unemployment

On a course for the Canaries
On a course for the Canaries (18/10/2012)

The Spanish Canaries offer ESF training opportunities to over 10 000 islanders

Supporting workers with cancer
Supporting workers with cancer (04/10/2012)

A Romanian project is helping cancer sufferers at work with help from an Italian partner

Contributions to the debate on a 'European Code of Conduct on Partnership'
Contributions to the debate on a 'European Code of Conduct on Partnership' (03/09/2012)

In April, the Commission had presented a working paper on a European Code of Conduct on Partnership. A number of stakeholders have already provided reactions to this principle.

Workplace ambassadors
Workplace ambassadors (06/07/2012)

Landskrona in Sweden is training more workplace experts to improve working conditions

Identifying future skill gaps
Identifying future skill gaps (26/06/2012)

Business associations in Sweden are taking steps to predict and close skills gaps

Regional social services
Regional social services (16/04/2012)

The ESF is supporting Latvia’s regional social services for a variety of target groups

Strengthening Alpine communities
Strengthening Alpine communities (20/01/2012)

In the Italian Alps the Alto Adige region is calling for ESF projects to help make communities sustainable

Building the brand
Building the brand (21/02/2011)

A project in the Liguria region in Italy is building the added value needed by a successful tourism destination.

ESF on the Island of Reunion
ESF on the Island of Reunion (02/06/2010)

Support for jobs in the voluntary sector