Werkbedrijf Lelystad has been announced as the winner of the ESF-Award 2016 for its contribution to an inclusive society.
The award celebrates special projects which have benefited from ESF funding. The State Secretary of Social Affairs and Employment awarded the trophy in The Hague during a recent award ceremony.
One of five nominees for the award, Werkbedrijf Lelystad is a Dutch reintegration company, which helps people on welfare benefits find work. It offers extensive support including coaching, work experience and targeted education.
Projects such as Werkbedrijf Lelystad contribute to an inclusive working society. Together with the ESF, The Netherlands focuses on reintegrating people into the labour market, maintaining and improving worker employability and supporting vulnerable jobseekers.