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In off the post for unemployed in Denmark
In off the post for unemployed in Denmark (19/05/2017)

A partnership between a Superliga football club and a local employment agency is helping the unemployed in Denmark.

ESF funds ease access to employment in Spain
ESF funds ease access to employment in Spain (10/04/2017)

Sheltered employment helped 825 people at risk of exclusion to find a job — twice as many as in 2015.

Awards to recognise fight against homelessness
Awards to recognise fight against homelessness (30/03/2017)

A new award is recognising ESF projects which have improved the lives of homeless people since 2010.

Conference sparks bright ideas for entrepreneurs in Latvia
Conference sparks bright ideas for entrepreneurs in Latvia (17/03/2017)

A conference on social entrepreneurship has provided valuable insights in Latvia.

Breaking down social barriers in Spain
Breaking down social barriers in Spain (10/03/2017)

An ESF-funded project offers students with disabilities the opportunity of having their first work experience.

Tackling unemployment and helping society in Slovakia
Tackling unemployment and helping society in Slovakia (10/03/2017)

An ESF-funded project is using social entrepreneurship to reduce unemployment in Slovakia.

Making dolls and creating better futures in Sweden
Making dolls and creating better futures in Sweden (03/03/2017)

A social enterprise is using doll manufacturing as part of a wider initiative to help people to gain work experience in Sweden.

Chef trains homeless people in Germany
Chef trains homeless people in Germany (03/03/2017)

An ESF-funded project enables people at a homeless shelter to make and enjoy a homemade meal together.

Nurturing social inclusion in Slovenia
Nurturing social inclusion in Slovenia (23/02/2017)

A new centre is promoting social inclusion for the elderly, the unemployed and marginalised groups in Slovenia.

Embracing Roma integration in Greece
Embracing Roma integration in Greece (17/02/2017)

A support centre for a Roma community in Karditsa, Greece has been granted funding for the next three years.

Bringing families concrete help in Italy
Bringing families concrete help in Italy (17/02/2017)

A new ESF-funded project sets up an extensive network to offer families tailored support.

Adults get a second chance to learn in Estonia
Adults get a second chance to learn in Estonia (10/02/2017)

An ESF-funded education project is offering free training across Estonia in 2017.

Better together – working with Lithuania’s Roma community
Better together – working with Lithuania’s Roma community (10/02/2017)

A new project aims to integrate the Roma community into the labour force in Lithuania.

Immigrants get help to find jobs in the Netherlands
Immigrants get help to find jobs in the Netherlands (03/02/2017)

A social services agency will help 50 immigrants with temporary residence permits to find employment in the Netherlands.

Greenhouse helps people turn over new leaf in Sweden
Greenhouse helps people turn over new leaf in Sweden (03/02/2017)

An ESF-funded project is using a greenhouse to help people socially reintegrate in Sweden.

Bulgaria — social services for children with disabilities
Bulgaria — social services for children with disabilities (27/01/2017)

An ESF-funded project in Bulgaria is providing free, early intervention social services for children with disabilities and their families.

Need a hand? Assistants for families in Poland
Need a hand? Assistants for families in Poland (27/01/2017)

A new project in the city of Bytom is offering assistants to support families in their day-to-day lives.

Käy koulua! Suomalainen hanke auttaa romaninuoria
Käy koulua! Suomalainen hanke auttaa romaninuoria (19/01/2017)

Euroopan sosiaalirahaston tukema hanke Suomessa auttaa romaninuoria saattamaan loppuun keskiasteen koulutuksen.

Immigrants to Italy get help to find a job or start a business
Immigrants to Italy get help to find a job or start a business (13/01/2017)

New incentives for immigrants to get employed or start their own business thanks to ESF funds.

Helping Britain battle socio-economic disadvantage
Helping Britain battle socio-economic disadvantage (16/12/2016)

An ESF-funded programme provides a boost to people struggling with low skills, poverty and unemployment in Britain.

Conclusively inclusive: Dutch company wins ESF award
Conclusively inclusive: Dutch company wins ESF award (09/12/2016)

Werkbedrijf Lelystad has been announced as the winner of the ESF-Award 2016 for its contribution to an inclusive society.

Boosting integration in Italy
Boosting integration in Italy (05/12/2016)

A new ESF-funded project will help people with disabilities find their way into employment.

Integration: Fast-track for professionals in Sweden
Integration: Fast-track for professionals in Sweden (25/11/2016)

An ESF-funded programme in Sweden is helping to fast-track doctors and medically trained immigrants into the workforce.

EU funds to fight against exclusion in France
EU funds to fight against exclusion in France (25/11/2016)

A new ESF-funded project will help more than 4 000 job-seekers a year to find a job or start a training course.

Equal opportunities in Belgium... including when volunteering!
Equal opportunities in Belgium... including when volunteering! (10/11/2016)

An ESF-funded project makes volunteering possible for everyone, including people with disabilities.

A fresh start for young people in Latvia
A fresh start for young people in Latvia (27/10/2016)

New ESF-funded project to help NEETs to find their way back to school or employment.

New skills, new opportunities for immigrants in Slovenia
New skills, new opportunities for immigrants in Slovenia (27/10/2016)

An ESF-funded programme brings together immigrant women to set up a business while improving their language skills.

Voimien yhdistäminen työttömien tueksi
Voimien yhdistäminen työttömien tueksi (21/10/2016)

ESR ja paikalliset toimijat työskentelevät yhdessä auttaakseen syrjäytymisvaarassa olevia työttömiä Suomessa.

Two ESF projects win annual RegioStars award
Two ESF projects win annual RegioStars award (11/10/2016)

Initiatives to support to the social economy in Poland and to increase transparency of EU spending in Lithuania are recognised as innovative good practices

Keeping monuments and jobs safe
Keeping monuments and jobs safe (07/10/2016)

Thanks to ESF funds, more than 600 people have been employed to help restore Slovakia’s cultural heritage.

Better care for children with disabilities in Latvia
Better care for children with disabilities in Latvia (30/09/2016)

Additional social rehabilitation for children with disabilities and support for their families, thanks to ESF funds.

Overcoming language and culture barriers
Overcoming language and culture barriers (15/09/2016)

Roma adults and children are more integrated and able to express themselves thanks to ESF funds in Slovakia.

UK: Paralympic champ inspires disabled youths
UK: Paralympic champ inspires disabled youths (15/09/2016)

Leading sports personalities get behind an ESF-funded project to help young people with disabilities overcome barriers to employment in Northern Ireland.

Santa’s unlikely helpers appear in France
Santa’s unlikely helpers appear in France (09/09/2016)

Unemployed and semi-employed people pitch in to repair toys for children in need, thanks to an ESF-funded project.

Boost for social care reform in the South Aegean islands
Boost for social care reform in the South Aegean islands (19/08/2016)

The South Aegean Region is setting up a community centre in Ermoupoli, the capital of the Greek island of Syros.

Spanish businesses set the example in combating discrimination
Spanish businesses set the example in combating discrimination (11/08/2016)

An ESF-funded guide helps businesses to share their plans for integrating people with disabilities.

Maahanmuuttajia integroidaan Suomen työmarkkinoille
Maahanmuuttajia integroidaan Suomen työmarkkinoille (15/07/2016)

Euroopan sosiaalirahaston rahoittama hanke tarjoaa kotoutumista edistävää kielikoulutusta.

Helping Swedish SMEs to go digital
Helping Swedish SMEs to go digital (15/07/2016)

Local business will create an e-network to boost online commerce thanks to ESF funds.

Integrating asylum seekers into the Austrian labour market
Integrating asylum seekers into the Austrian labour market (08/07/2016)

Austria carries out performance tests to better identify refugees’ competences.

Employment for victims of gender-based violence
Employment for victims of gender-based violence (20/05/2016)

European Social Funds encourage businesses to employ battered women.

Fighting against discrimination in Lithuania
Fighting against discrimination in Lithuania (06/05/2016)

Students with disabilities can receive ESF-backed allowances to access higher education.

Helping refugees to get integrated in Germany
Helping refugees to get integrated in Germany (22/04/2016)

An ESF-funded project to connect vocational and job centres to increase employment opportunities for refugees.

Roma: education for better integration in Slovenia
Roma: education for better integration in Slovenia (18/04/2016)

Roma children and their families will receive extra support to underline the importance of education in better integration and career prospects.

People with impairments get a job in Austria
People with impairments get a job in Austria (08/04/2016)

In Kärnten, ESF-funded projects help around 50 people with impairments and disabilities find a job in the food retail sector.

Suomessa romaneja kannustetaan jatkamaan opintiellä
Suomessa romaneja kannustetaan jatkamaan opintiellä (01/04/2016)

ESR-rahoitteisen valtakunnallisen koulutushankkeen avulla edistetään romaninuorten kouluttautumista ja integroitumista yhteiskuntaan.

Microcredits for Slovenian social businesses
Microcredits for Slovenian social businesses (18/03/2016)

Loans to cover start-up costs for social enterprises to be covered by ESF funds.

Improving quality of life in Bulgaria
Improving quality of life in Bulgaria (10/03/2016)

An ESF-funded project to help 220 people who need assistance to live independently.

Helping female engineers back into work
Helping female engineers back into work (03/03/2016)

The Hannover region helps female engineers re-enter the labour market.

Boosting social integration in Slovenia
Boosting social integration in Slovenia (26/02/2016)

The ESF funded ‘House of Creative Re-use’ provides an all-in-one solution to create employment, tackle poverty and raise environmental awareness.

Thinking out of the box in Czech Republic
Thinking out of the box in Czech Republic (26/02/2016)

‘Housing First’, a pioneering ESF-funded project that helps homeless people to integrate into society.

Breaking down social barriers to get a job
Breaking down social barriers to get a job (11/02/2016)

More than 750 people affected by mental disorders have found a job in Spain thanks to ESF-funded rehabilitation centres.

Social business in Portugal
Social business in Portugal (29/01/2016)

A store in the Portuguese city of Santarém employs psychiatric patients, while tackling the stigma attached to mental illness.

Preparing migrants for employment
Preparing migrants for employment (22/01/2016)

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.

Social enterprise in Romania
Social enterprise in Romania (15/01/2016)

A new online platform has been launched to promote social enterprises in Romania.

Suomeen avataan innovatiivinen hävikkiruokaravintola
Suomeen avataan innovatiivinen hävikkiruokaravintola (07/01/2016)

Euroopan sosiaalirahaston tukema From Waste to Taste -hanke aikoo perustaa Helsinkiin kauppojen hävikkielintarvikkeita hyödyntävän ravintolan ja ruoan kierrätyskeskuksen.

Partners in Poland’s social economy
Partners in Poland’s social economy (18/12/2015)

Lower Silesia Voivodship is boosting the region’s ‘third sector’ with the help of ESF funding.

Bringing social barriers down
Bringing social barriers down (10/12/2015)

Roma in Spain are finding work thanks to ESF funding and support.

New paths to employment in Denmark
New paths to employment in Denmark (04/12/2015)

The ESF is supporting targeted activities to secure work for 600 jobseekers in Jutland.

Uusia toimintamalleja maahanmuuttajien työllistymiseen
Uusia toimintamalleja maahanmuuttajien työllistymiseen (13/11/2015)

ESR:n osarahoittaman hankkeen tavoitteena on saada työnantajat ja maahanmuuttajataustaiset työnhakijat kohtaamaan toisensa suomalaisten yritysten kansainvälistymisen edistämiseksi.

Boosting social development to fight poverty
Boosting social development to fight poverty (30/10/2015)

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.

Easing transition of migrant children into school
Easing transition of migrant children into school (30/10/2015)

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.

Over €283 million of EU funds for inclusive growth in Italy
Over €283 million of EU funds for inclusive growth in Italy (22/10/2015)

Investments to address refugee crisis and strengthen the public administration in Southern Italy

 Youngsters in Spain learn on the job
Youngsters in Spain learn on the job (16/10/2015)

‘Learning while working’, an ESF-funded project managed by the Red Cross and Gipsy Foundation, is giving young Spaniards who are unemployed, undereducated or working in the black economy a fresh start.

Fighting addiction and social exclusion with a cup of coffee
Fighting addiction and social exclusion with a cup of coffee (09/10/2015)

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.

Faster access to work for migrant healthcare professionals
Faster access to work for migrant healthcare professionals (09/10/2015)

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.

Vienna to set up college for 1000 young refugees
Vienna to set up college for 1000 young refugees (02/10/2015)

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.

Supporting the integration of asylum seekers and refugees
Supporting the integration of asylum seekers and refugees (25/09/2015)

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

The ‘plus side’ of social businesses
The ‘plus side’ of social businesses (11/09/2015)

An innovative drop-in centre in Denmark goes one step further … it’s a growing social business in its own right.

A new, more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020
A new, more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020 (03/09/2015)

Report calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion.

Tackling unemployment on the Canary Islands
Tackling unemployment on the Canary Islands (28/08/2015)

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 ‘Power of Togetherness’
The ‘Power of Togetherness’ (28/08/2015)

An ESF-funded project in Croatia has launched a volunteering campaign to lend a helping hand to the elderly in the town of Buzet.

Swedish Programme for community-led local development adopted
Swedish Programme for community-led local development adopted (17/08/2015)

The programme is focused on strengthening the entrepreneurship in local areas of development as well as enhancing the employment rate in SME

Adoption of Spanish programme for social inclusion and social economy
Adoption of Spanish programme for social inclusion and social economy (12/08/2015)

1.1 billion euros to support social inclusion and social economy

Boosting job prospects of Roma in Spain
Boosting job prospects of Roma in Spain (24/07/2015)

Roma women in Extremadura, Spain, have successfully completed a training course to boost their employability as part of the ESF-funded project ‘Acceder’.

From convict to cook
From convict to cook (24/07/2015)

Inmates in seven Slovak prisons can now train as cooks in the framework of an ESF-backed project to improve their employment prospects after being released.

A boost for social inclusion
A boost for social inclusion (17/07/2015)

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.

Operational Programme for the development of Italian metropolitan cities
Operational Programme for the development of Italian metropolitan cities (15/07/2015)

Newly adopted programme addresses urban sustainability, digital services and combating social exclusion

ESF and UK National Lottery join forces against poverty
ESF and UK National Lottery join forces against poverty (10/07/2015)

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.

More funding to Roma integration
More funding to Roma integration (19/06/2015)

Member States continue to make progress in Roma integration, but further efforts are necessary. This is the conclusion of an annual Commission report.

A boost for handicapped jobseekers
A boost for handicapped jobseekers (12/06/2015)

An ESF-funded project to help jobseekers with disabilities and reduced work capacity in Hajdú-Bihar County (eastern Hungary) is now coming to a close.

Mentoring young offenders to transform lives
Mentoring young offenders to transform lives (22/05/2015)

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’.

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.

Career support for immigrant mothers
Career support for immigrant mothers (08/05/2015)

A new ESF-funded project is helping mothers with an immigrant background to launch their professional career in Germany.

Trades offer way out of long-term unemployment
Trades offer way out of long-term unemployment (30/04/2015)

The Czech NGO ‘Vzájemné soužití’ is organising trade qualification and retraining courses for the long-term unemployed in the east of the Czech Republic. The partly ESF-funded project mainly targets Roma.

Traditional craft to help foster social inclusion
Traditional craft to help foster social inclusion (17/04/2015)

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.

Additional language classes for refugees to boost integration
Additional language classes for refugees to boost integration (02/04/2015)

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.

A LEAP for the socially disadvantaged
A LEAP for the socially disadvantaged (19/03/2015)

A new social development centre has just opened its doors in the village of Xewkija on Gozo Island, Malta.

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.

Music for inclusion
Music for inclusion (06/03/2015)

The Musical Talent Centre in the small Hungarian village of Felsőörs offers 60 disadvantaged young Roma per year the chance to develop their musical talent.

Commission adopts Hungarian programme for employment and social cohesion
Commission adopts Hungarian programme for employment and social cohesion (03/03/2015)

Investment programme will increase the human capital and improve the social environment in Hungary

New employment opportunities in recycling
New employment opportunities in recycling (27/02/2015)

A recently initiated ESF project in Romania is tackling employment and environmental issues in one go.

Educating the educators for better Roma inclusion
Educating the educators for better Roma inclusion (27/02/2015)

A total of 2706 teachers, psychologists and tutors at 200 Slovakian primary school have so far completed training programmes intended to foster the inclusion of marginalised Roma communities. A further 1500 will follow suit before the end of the ESF-funded project in October 2015.

Social enterprise to revive Coimbra’s traditional soap-making
Social enterprise to revive Coimbra’s traditional soap-making (19/02/2015)

A new ESF-funded project brings together the promotion of youth employment and traditional soap-making in Coimbra, Portugal.

Support for Roma children
Support for Roma children (22/01/2015)

The Romanian government has adopted a series of measures to foster the social inclusion of Roma children.

Brandenburg invests in fight against illiteracy
Brandenburg invests in fight against illiteracy (16/01/2015)

The German state of Brandenburg has launched a new programme to help fight illiteracy in adults.

Brixton prison bakery to expand
Brixton prison bakery to expand (09/01/2015)

The ESF-funded Bad Boys’ Bakery in Brixton Prison (London) may soon double its inmate workforce, the BBC reports.

Work(ing) for you
Work(ing) for you (19/12/2014)

In the French city of Lyon, an ESF-funded project promotes the integration of Roma with great success.

ESF makes a difference
ESF makes a difference (12/12/2014)

A project for young people facing difficulties entering the labour market wins the yearly ESF award in the Netherlands.

Eat, drink, empower!
Eat, drink, empower! (12/12/2014)

Thanks to an ESF-funded project, people with disabilities are opening a café in the Czech region of Carlsbad.

Getting back on track
Getting back on track (12/12/2014)

Thanks to an ESF project in Hungary, a total of 120 homeless people were helped to restart their lives.

Commission adopts ESF programme for social inclusion in Portugal
Commission adopts ESF programme for social inclusion in Portugal (11/12/2014)

Young people and those in danger of exclusion and poverty are at the centre of Portugal’s ESF programme for social inclusion.

Youth apprenticeship advice
Youth apprenticeship advice (27/11/2014)

In the German town of Ulm, young people from immigrant families can get free advice on trade or commercial apprenticeships, thanks to an ESF project.

On the road to employment
On the road to employment (14/11/2014)

Over 100 people found a job or a training course thanks to an ESF project in the Swedish towns of Avesta and Hedemora.

Active and qualified women
Active and qualified women (03/10/2014)

An ESF project will provide job training for 800 women in four different regions in Romania.

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.

Integration through language courses
Integration through language courses (19/09/2014)

A pilot project in Germany seeks to prepare asylum seekers for the labour market.

Sharing opportunities online
Sharing opportunities online (19/09/2014)

In the Croatian city of Osijek, people with disabilities can use a new web portal to find a job.

Building capacities for the most vulnerable
Building capacities for the most vulnerable (11/09/2014)

ESF funding in the Czech region of Ústecký will be used to help school students and people with disabilities to find a job.

Special help for special needs
Special help for special needs (05/09/2014)

In Lithuania, students with disabilities will receive a scholarship thanks to the European Social Fund.

Enhancing employability in Murcia
Enhancing employability in Murcia (28/08/2014)

Next year, in the Spanish region of Murcia, 1600 people will be able to participate in ESF co-funded courses and workshops.

Life after lock-up
Life after lock-up (28/08/2014)

Hungarian prison inmates can now train to become professional gardeners.

Incubating ideas
Incubating ideas (01/08/2014)

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

Social seed capital
Social seed capital (25/07/2014)

In Portugal, an ESF project to combat unemployment helps create 50 micro-businesses

‘Linking In’ in Ireland
‘Linking In’ in Ireland (25/07/2014)

A new service in Ireland is helping workers return to work after absence caused by illness

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

Focused approach
Focused approach (04/07/2014)

Romania launches an ESF project which focuses on Roma employability and inclusion

A pearl of a project
A pearl of a project (26/06/2014)

In France, the ESF-supported PERLE project is successfully helping the homeless into accommodation and jobs

Supporting immigrant families
Supporting immigrant families (23/06/2014)

In Italy, a new ESF project aims to boost the inclusion of young second-generation immigrants

A home for hope
A home for hope (16/05/2014)

In Bulgaria, a new project is improving the quality of life for disabled children

Sustainability on the menu
Sustainability on the menu (16/05/2014)

A city-farm and restaurant project in Flanders is putting its own home-grown produce on the menu

Enabling learning
Enabling learning (09/05/2014)

‘Disability is not an obstacle to study’ is the motto of a new ESF project in Lithuania

A helping hand in the Tyrol
A helping hand in the Tyrol (02/05/2014)

Social enterprises in the Tyrol region are building bridges into the labour market with ESF help

An inclusive cuisine
An inclusive cuisine (02/05/2014)

A restaurant in Brittany is helping immigrant women to integrate better

A recipe for Roma integration
A recipe for Roma integration (02/05/2014)

With ESF support the first Roma restaurant opens in Slovenia

Parempaa suomea
Parempaa suomea (25/04/2014)

Maahanmuuttajataustaisille yrittäjille tarjotaan omaa kielikoulutusta Suomessa

Reaching out to young Roma
Reaching out to young Roma (11/04/2014)

In Plovdiv, the ESF is helping to convince young Roma of the opportunities that educational qualifications can offer them

Turvaverkkoja elämään
Turvaverkkoja elämään (11/04/2014)

Suomalaisella ESR-hankkeella torjutaan nuorten syrjäytymistä ja kuntoutetaan vankeja

Roma integration: EU Framework triggers first results
Roma integration: EU Framework triggers first results (04/04/2014)

Concerted action by the European Commission has put Roma integration firmly on the political agenda across Europe.

Service station skills
Service station skills (27/03/2014)

In Spain, an energy company is working with an NGO and the ESF to offer new opportunities to disabled jobseekers

Tailored support for disabled jobseekers
Tailored support for disabled jobseekers (21/03/2014)

Ireland launches a new initiative to help people with disabilities get back into work

From disability to ability
From disability to ability (13/03/2014)

An ESF project in Romania is helping people with disabilities to join the labour market

Grants to boost jobs
Grants to boost jobs (13/03/2014)

In Malta, 170 employers receive ESF employment-support grants to help provide jobs for disabled and unemployed people

Aurora Borealis lights the way
Aurora Borealis lights the way (07/03/2014)

“Never give up” is the motto of a Swedish ESF project aimed at the most disadvantaged jobseekers

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

Acting through civil society
Acting through civil society (24/02/2014)

The ESF in Croatia helps fund a series of new projects for disadvantaged groups

Including young people
Including young people (07/02/2014)

An ESF project promoting the social inclusion of young people in Hungary has concluded with a final conference

Early integration
Early integration (16/01/2014)

Croatia implements an EU-funded programme for children with disabilities

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).

Toimivia palveluja maahanmuuttajille
Toimivia palveluja maahanmuuttajille (19/12/2013)

Menestyvälle ESR-hankkeelle ehkä pysyvää jatkoa

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

”Meillä ei ole varaa pettää heidän luottamustaan”
”Meillä ei ole varaa pettää heidän luottamustaan” (13/12/2013)

Jäsenvaltioiden uusi oikeudellinen sitoutuminen konkreettisten tulosten aikaansaamiseksi romanien osallistamisessa

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.

Vouchers for work
Vouchers for work (15/11/2013)

The Netherlands launches a voucher scheme to encourage employers to take on young people

Disabled and enabled
Disabled and enabled (15/11/2013)

Irish minister praises pilot project to help young people with disabilities join the mainstream job market

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

Three projects by Lithuanian school students to be taken nationwide

'No te Rindas Nunca'
'No te Rindas Nunca' (25/10/2013)

The Spanish communications campaign for disabled people 'Never Give Up’ earns a Bronze Echo Award in Chicago

Alternative Ljubljana
Alternative Ljubljana (10/10/2013)

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

Gardens for growth
Gardens for growth (04/10/2013)

In Belgium, an ESF project is helping disadvantaged schoolchildren make choices for the future

No bars to skills
No bars to skills (27/09/2013)

Latvia gives new skills to help ex-prisoners reintegrate better

Not less able
Not less able (27/09/2013)

With ESF help, a Slovenian social enterprise is placing qualified disabled people in higher-quality jobs

Boosting Roma education
Boosting Roma education (20/09/2013)

An ESF project which improved the educational opportunities for Roma children has just ended in Romania

Veterans with a vocation
Veterans with a vocation (06/09/2013)

In the UK, military veterans are helping jobseekers build confidence and get on in life and work

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

Greece launches a voucher scheme for citizens without medical insurance

Certified skilled
Certified skilled (25/07/2013)

Disadvantaged women awarded certificates to promote their new skills

A sense of achievement
A sense of achievement (18/07/2013)

People with impaired vision gain ‘physio’ skills in Latvia

Interest in social enterprise
Interest in social enterprise (09/07/2013)

Social entrepreneurship on the increase in Sweden

A nursery for planting skills
A nursery for planting skills (03/07/2013)

In Austria, immigrant mothers get help with important language skills

Socially enterprising
Socially enterprising (03/07/2013)

In Belgium, a successful employment association is helping job-seekers in difficult times

Boosting rural employment
Boosting rural employment (03/07/2013)

A Romanian-Greek project to boost rural entrepreneurship has just finished

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

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

Taking the car to work
Taking the car to work (12/06/2013)

A social enterprise for disabled job-seekers wins award for excellence

A social enterprise on the up
A social enterprise on the up (28/05/2013)

In Flanders, the ESF is helping an employment-related social enterprise re-engineer for fast growth

Jobs on the menu
Jobs on the menu (16/05/2013)

In the past years, ESF support has helped finance over 1400 projects to improve employment and social needs in the Alsace region

Helping older people with disabilities
Helping older people with disabilities (16/05/2013)

A Polish ESF project is offering training and support for disabled jobseekers over 45 years old

Supporting disabled job-seekers
Supporting disabled job-seekers (10/05/2013)

The ESF in Poland is offering 200 paid traineeships for the disabled

Catering for new skills
Catering for new skills (29/04/2013)

A pay-what-you-want café provides training for people looking for a job in catering

Caring skills for immigrants
Caring skills for immigrants (29/04/2013)

An elderly-care course aimed at immigrant home help is relaunched in Spain

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

‘Pepping up’ job possibilities
‘Pepping up’ job possibilities (11/04/2013)

Job opportunities for disabled people in Ireland are getting a new impetus with the ESF supported PEP project

Special kids with special needs
Special kids with special needs (11/04/2013)

With ESF funding the Nadezhda Association in Bulgaria is helping children with special educational needs stay on at school

International Roma Day: Commission calls for decisive action to further Roma integration
International Roma Day: Commission calls for decisive action to further Roma integration (08/04/2013)

To mark International Roma Day, the European Commission has underlined the need for further efforts by the Member States to improve the situation for Roma communities in Europe.

Luonnollinen ja osallistava
Luonnollinen ja osallistava (12/03/2013)

Sosiaalinen innovaatiohanke pyrkii parantamaan heikossa asemassa olevien henkilöiden hyvinvointia ja osallistuvuutta luontoon tukeutuvilla menetelmillä

A treasured Chest
A treasured Chest (12/03/2013)

In the Czech Republic the ESF is supporting a community initiative for socially excluded youngsters

Clubbing together
Clubbing together (12/03/2013)

A social integration club in Poland is helping the long-term unemployed with ESF support

Racing against illiteracy
Racing against illiteracy (07/03/2013)

Jesuits run marathon to combat illiteracy in Malta

Signing on for work
Signing on for work (28/02/2013)

A 24-7 sign-language translation service is helping workers with hearing difficulties to integrate better at work

Parempia mahdollisuuksia maahanmuuttajille
Parempia mahdollisuuksia maahanmuuttajille (21/02/2013)

ESR tukee maahanmuuttajien tehokkaampaa kotoutumista tarjoamalla apua työnhaussa

Better skills, better chances
Better skills, better chances (21/02/2013)

In Lithuania the ESF is helping disadvantaged families to help themselves

Social Investment for growth and cohesion
Social Investment for growth and cohesion (20/02/2013)

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.

Bank loans for social enterprises
Bank loans for social enterprises (31/01/2013)

ESF supports bank lending for social enterprises in Poland

Slovakia encourages self-help
Slovakia encourages self-help (17/01/2013)

ESF funding has helped marginalised communities in Slovakia to improve their circumstances

Caring for social inclusion
Caring for social inclusion (09/01/2013)

Greece extends ESF funding for day-care centres

Innovative childcare
Innovative childcare (09/01/2013)

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

Improving literacy skills
Improving literacy skills (19/12/2012)

In the Netherlands, steps are being taken to identify problems and improve literacy skills among job-seekers

Reducing Roma drop-outs
Reducing Roma drop-outs (19/12/2012)

ESF community centres are helping young Roma to complete their education and get new opportunities

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

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

Putting veterans back on track
Putting veterans back on track (06/12/2012)

An ESF skills project for ex-military offenders wins award in the UK

Getting qualifications that count
Getting qualifications that count (06/12/2012)

New perspectives for the low-skilled in Poland

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

Encouraging community involvement in local strategy-making in Romania

New chances for new citizens
New chances for new citizens (29/11/2012)

Recent immigrants are getting practical help and training in Swedish municipalities

The language of success
The language of success (21/11/2012)

Hungary is supporting foreign language skills and IT training to boost employability and competitiveness

K9 talents
K9 talents (21/11/2012)

An ESF project in Latvia is helping blind people enjoy fuller lives by providing guide dogs

Sirkus opettaa tärkeitä taitoja
Sirkus opettaa tärkeitä taitoja (14/11/2012)

Innovatiivinen sirkus auttaa heikommassa asemassa olevia henkilöitä lisäämään itseluottamusta osallistumisen kautta

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

Pitkäaikaistyöttömyyden torjuminen
Pitkäaikaistyöttömyyden torjuminen (25/10/2012)

ESR auttaa saattamaan yhteen työnhakijoita ja työnantajia ja torjumaan pitkäaikaistyöttömyyttä

Women in social enterprise
Women in social enterprise (25/10/2012)

In the Midi-Pyrénées region in France, the ESF is helping young women entrepreneurs to join the social economy

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

Resources for rehabilitation
Resources for rehabilitation (11/10/2012)

Latvia is using ESF funding to support rehabilitation and social care for the vulnerable

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

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

Making schools more inclusive
Making schools more inclusive (21/09/2012)

Schools across Slovakia are being helped to develop inclusive teaching environments for Roma children

Enabled car mechanics
Enabled car mechanics (13/09/2012)

ESF gives a boost for aspiring car mechanics among young disabled people in the UK

Building social success
Building social success (07/09/2012)

In Slovenia, the ESF is supporting social businesses with start-up funding

Releasing Roma potential
Releasing Roma potential (07/09/2012)

ESF in Sweden supports entrepreneurship education for Roma

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.

Out of the orphanage and into work
Out of the orphanage and into work (31/08/2012)

In Lithuania, the ESF is helping integrate adults who were orphans into the labour market

Supporting citizens with hearing disabilities
Supporting citizens with hearing disabilities (10/08/2012)

With ESF support, Spanish region launches a service to boost employment and social inclusion among deaf people

Fostering children’s futures
Fostering children’s futures (03/08/2012)

An ESF project in Bulgaria is building a cadre of trained foster families