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Drumming up support for unemployed youths
Drumming up support for unemployed youths (30/04/2015)

The music school ‘We are music’ based in Harwich (UK) has now launched a new ESF-backed project to help unemployed young people gain a foothold in the employment market.

Loire region to test Youth Guarantee
Loire region to test Youth Guarantee (24/04/2015)

Some 715 disadvantaged young jobseekers from France’s Loire region will benefit from special support in the framework of the ESF-funded Youth Guarantee over the next 12 months.

Support for young people and disadvantaged groups expanded
Support for young people and disadvantaged groups expanded (24/04/2015)

The part-ESF-funded project ‘Bestis’ has been expanded and will continue until the end of 2016 to help young people and disadvantaged groups find employment.

Employment and social situation: quarterly review
Employment and social situation: quarterly review (13/04/2015)

The economic situation in the EU started gradually improving nearly two years ago, and most Member States have recently registered positive GDP growth. Employment has started picking up, with improvements now materialising in most sectors.

93 employment projects get green light
93 employment projects get green light (02/04/2015)

The Belgian French Community Commission (CoCof) has pledged €360 million to support 93 mainly vocational training projects in Brussels. The ESF will cover €138 million of that amount.

Positive results for employment project in Spain
Positive results for employment project in Spain (02/04/2015)

The ESF-funded project Proeisol helped 250 jobseekers find employment in Badajoz, Spain, with 64% of project participants entering the healthcare sector.

A future in employment for young people
A future in employment for young people (27/03/2015)

An ESF-funded project in the framework of the Youth Guarantee scheme is aiming to boost employment in Middle Norrland, North Middle Sweden and South Sweden.

Caretaker training for jobseekers ends successfully
Caretaker training for jobseekers ends successfully (27/03/2015)

An ESF-funded training for caretakers organised by the Regional Association of Vocational Training (AREP) of Fourmies in the North of France opens up new job prospects to its 14 alumni.

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.

Future-proofing farms
Future-proofing farms (12/03/2015)

Greece is offering farmers the latest know-how from agricultural innovation.

Renewed funds for successful integration project
Renewed funds for successful integration project (12/03/2015)

The social integration project ‘La Ferme’ in the Belgian municipality of Comines-Warneton has been awarded ESF-funds to continue its work.

Second chance for older jobseekers
Second chance for older jobseekers (12/03/2015)

Over the past 18 months, the partly ESF-funded project Second Success has helped 25 residents of Torfaen County Borough in Wales re-enter the employment market.

Industrial painting… a stroke of luck for jobseekers
Industrial painting… a stroke of luck for jobseekers (06/03/2015)

A training course in industrial painting, co-financed by the ESF in Belgium, has proved a great success with 70% of its participants returning to gainful employment.

ESF-funds secure training for Maltese nurses
ESF-funds secure training for Maltese nurses (27/02/2015)

A new partly ESF-funded project has been launched in Malta to provide nurses at St. Vincent de Paul home for the elderly with up-to-date training.

ESF helps bring business ideas to fruition
ESF helps bring business ideas to fruition (19/02/2015)

Thanks to the ESF-funded project ‘First business’, 38 small enterprises have set up shop in the city of Przemyśl and its environs in south-eastern Poland.

Jobseekers training hits the spot
Jobseekers training hits the spot (19/02/2015)

The part ESF-funded training plan ISLA for jobseekers in the Spanish province of Cáceres proves to be a success as 223 of its alumni find new employment.

Jaunimas skatinamas dalyvauti savanoriškoje veikloje, mokytis ir dirbti
Jaunimas skatinamas dalyvauti savanoriškoje veikloje, mokytis ir dirbti (13/02/2015)

ESF finansuojamo projekto „Pasitikėk savimi“, kurį nuo 2013 m. įgyvendina Lietuvos darbo birža, tikslas – skatinti jaunuolių pasitikėjimą savimi.

Mobilising jobseekers in eastern Netherlands
Mobilising jobseekers in eastern Netherlands (06/02/2015)

The region around the Dutch cities of Lochem and Zutphen will receive ESF funding to the tune of EUR 481 250 to help people who have been unemployed for more than six months back into paid work.

Easing transition from university to employment
Easing transition from university to employment (06/02/2015)

The Slovenian government has announced a new part ESF-funded project to help young graduates in Slovenia make the transition from university to employment.

New push for growth and jobs
New push for growth and jobs (06/02/2015)

With ESF support the business development centre Væksthus Syddanmark will launch a new EUR 4 million initiative to further growth and job creation in the south of Denmark.

Commission proposes drastically increased pre-financing for Youth Employment Initiative
Commission proposes drastically increased pre-financing for Youth Employment Initiative (04/02/2015)

The European Commission proposes to make 1 billion euro from the Youth Employment Initiative available as early as this year. This change will increase by up to 30 times the pre-financing Member States receive to boost youth employment - reaching up to 650 000 young people and helping them get into work, faster.

New opportunities for university dropouts
New opportunities for university dropouts (29/01/2015)

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched a new round of part ESF-funded projects to spark university dropouts' interest in apprenticeships and vocational training.

Continued microcredit support ensured
Continued microcredit support ensured (29/01/2015)

Microcredits will continue in the French department of Haute-Vienne after the association Aleas renewed its agreement with its partners.

Career counselling expanded
Career counselling expanded (22/01/2015)

Thanks to ESF funding, the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund is now offering free career counselling to anybody interested.

Incentives to boost job creation
Incentives to boost job creation (22/01/2015)

Greece offers financial support to new businesses that take on jobseekers.

Komisijos ataskaitoje naujų darbo vietų kūrimas, nauji gebėjimai ir socialinė apsauga pabrėžiami kaip užimtumo ir pajamų atkūrimo varikliai
Komisijos ataskaitoje naujų darbo vietų kūrimas, nauji gebėjimai ir socialinė apsauga pabrėžiami kaip užimtumo ir pajamų atkūrimo varikliai (19/01/2015)

Sausio 15 d. Komisija paskelbė naujausią apžvalgą „Europos užimtumas ir pokyčiai socialinėje srityje“, kurios pagrindinė tema – ekonomikos krizės pasekmės ir patirtis darbo vietų kūrimo ir gyvenimo lygio srityse.

Self-employment opens up career opportunities for women
Self-employment opens up career opportunities for women (16/01/2015)

The part ESF-funded Business Support Programme for Women (PAEM) has offered entrepreneurial guidance to more than 2150 women in the Spanish city of Ciudad Real since its inception in 2000.

French youths get taste of work in Poland
French youths get taste of work in Poland (09/01/2015)

ESF funds have enabled 30 young people from the Midi-Pyrénées region to gain two months of work experience in the Polish city of Zielona Góra.

Boosting youth employment in Piedmont
Boosting youth employment in Piedmont (09/01/2015)

The Piedmont region offers over 300 work placements for young people in the framework of the ESF-funded Youth Guarantee.

Naujos galimybės, nauji darbai
Naujos galimybės, nauji darbai (19/12/2014)

ESF remiamo projekto dėka apie 3 000 bedarbių Lietuvoje galės nemokamai įgyti naują paklausią profesiją.

ESF: Italian Operational Programme
ESF: Italian Operational Programme "Employment" adopted (18/12/2014)

EUR 2.2 billion for more and better jobs, with an emphasis on young jobseekers

Spanish ESF and Youth Employment Initiative OP adopted
Spanish ESF and Youth Employment Initiative OP adopted (15/12/2014)

Programme invests €2.8 billion to tackle youth unemployment in Spain

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.

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.

Professional diving in La Réunion
Professional diving in La Réunion (05/12/2014)

Six young SCUBA divers were hired to work on the construction of a new coastal road on the French island of Réunion. Their training was financed by the ESF.

Getting business ideas to flourish
Getting business ideas to flourish (05/12/2014)

An ESF-funded project in Portugal helps unemployed people to start up their own business.

Creating jobs for the right profiles
Creating jobs for the right profiles (05/12/2014)

Both businesses and jobseekers receive support from an ESF-funded project in Finland.

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.

Giving start-ups a chance
Giving start-ups a chance (27/11/2014)

Entrepreneurs that struggle to secure loans from the bank can get microloans through an ESF-funded project in the Belgian city of Antwerp.

Skills to boost business
Skills to boost business (20/11/2014)

Birmingham SMEs can get free maths and English training for their employees.

Nauja priemonė didesnei lyčių lygybei ESF užtikrinti
Nauja priemonė didesnei lyčių lygybei ESF užtikrinti (17/11/2014)

Europos bendrija lyčių aspekto integravimo praktikos klausimais (GenderCoP) parengė priemonę, kuria siekiama didinti struktūrinių fondų procesų kokybę ir efektyvumą ES ir valstybių narių lygmeniu, suprantamai paaiškinant ESF reikalavimus ir gerosios praktikos siekiant lyčių lygybės visuose ESF cikluose pavyzdžius.

Mental coaching: a score for young people
Mental coaching: a score for young people (14/11/2014)

Belgium’s KRC Genk football club offers its mental coaching professionals to unemployed people in an ESF-funded 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.

Coaching to ‘move forward’
Coaching to ‘move forward’ (31/10/2014)

Unemployed or part-time workers offered free coaching in an ESF-funded project in the UK.

Matching jobs with people
Matching jobs with people (31/10/2014)

In the Dutch region of Drechtsteden, young people are guided in their career choices by professional “matchmakers”.

Putting energy into training
Putting energy into training (31/10/2014)

Thanks to an ESF-funded training course, families in the Italian province of Pesaro can get free energy assessment of their homes.

Basic skills for all
Basic skills for all (24/10/2014)

In Austria, an ESF-funded initiative offers free literacy courses for adults and helps them finish compulsory education.

New possibilities for the future
New possibilities for the future (24/10/2014)

ESF funding enables people to obtain different professional qualifications in the Bulgarian town of Kyustendil.

Creating space for growth
Creating space for growth (24/10/2014)

An ESF-funded project seeks to create growth by offering courses to entrepreneurs in Denmark.

Jobs for the young
Jobs for the young (16/10/2014)

In Cyprus, unemployed young people can benefit from an ESF-funded work placement scheme.

Women starting up
Women starting up (16/10/2014)

Motivating women to start their own business is the main objective of an ESF-funded project in the Czech Republic.

Dublin’s Italian side
Dublin’s Italian side (10/10/2014)

Italian high school students can become true Europeans... in Ireland.

ICT skills for better healthcare
ICT skills for better healthcare (10/10/2014)

An ESF-funded project provides free ICT training to healthcare professionals in Poland.

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.

From farm to work
From farm to work (03/10/2014)

In the Finnish town of Forssa, an ESF co-funded project finds work placements at farms for unemployed people.

Restoring labour opportunities
Restoring labour opportunities (25/09/2014)

In the French town of Logny-lès-Aubenton, the church is being restored as part of an ESF-funded labour insertion project.

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.

Beautiful professions
Beautiful professions (19/09/2014)

Riga’s style and fashion school offers ESF-funded vocational training programmes to Latvian youth.

Investment in young people and new business
Investment in young people and new business (11/09/2014)

A six-month job placement for unemployed youth, and funding for start-up companies: an ESF co-funded job creation scheme in Wales sets an example for others.

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.

Guarantee for Greek youth
Guarantee for Greek youth (05/09/2014)

ESF support for new youth employment programme launched in Greece

Regaining hope and energy
Regaining hope and energy (05/09/2014)

An ESF project in the Netherlands enables young people to find a job despite the economic crisis.

Extra skills for success
Extra skills for success (28/08/2014)

A project in Northern Ireland is helping people acquire the extra skills they need to successfully set out on their chosen career paths.

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

Work in fashion
Work in fashion (01/08/2014)

In Italy fashion students are getting the communications skills that count with ESF support

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

School business
School business (25/07/2014)

In Slovenia, school students are getting the chance to acquire entrepreneurial skills through a new ESF project

Recycling IT equipment as job training
Recycling IT equipment as job training (18/07/2014)

In the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, an ESF co-funded project collects and fixes broken computers

Croatia boosts employment services
Croatia boosts employment services (18/07/2014)

An ESF project in Croatia aims to modernise employment services to help jobseekers

Selling skills
Selling skills (18/07/2014)

A practical training course in Belgium has given jobseekers a set of saleable skills

YEI programme for Italy adopted
YEI programme for Italy adopted (11/07/2014)

The European Commission has adopted today the national Operational Programme for the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) in Italy.

External internships
External internships (11/07/2014)

An ESF transnational internship project has given young Germans the chance to experience different working cultures

Bankable skills
Bankable skills (11/07/2014)

An ESF project in the UK is helping jobseekers to invest in a personal skills portfolio

Youth Employment Initiative: toward speedy implementation
Youth Employment Initiative: toward speedy implementation (08/07/2014)

Commission and Member States meet to speed up implementation of €6bn euro dedicated fund

The face of the ESF
The face of the ESF (07/07/2014)

A competition in Germany brought forward personal stories of how the ESF successfully helped people to become (re-)integrated into working life

Over the finish line
Over the finish line (04/07/2014)

In Austria, the exam success of apprentices is being boosted with made-to-measure help

Seeking out those in need
Seeking out those in need (04/07/2014)

An ESF project in Sweden is helping young participants to find work or study opportunities

Cost-effective job creation
Cost-effective job creation (26/06/2014)

ESF funding has helped to create new jobs in a business guidance project in Finland

Laimi geriausieji
Laimi geriausieji (26/06/2014)

ESF fondas skatina inovatyvių įmonių kūrimą Lietuvoje

Schools with skills
Schools with skills (23/06/2014)

An ESF school-based project in Poland has equipped many young people with job-related skills

Working for youth
Working for youth (13/06/2014)

The ESF co-funded Youth4Work project in Luxembourg has already helped 60 young jobseekers

New skills bring new opportunities
New skills bring new opportunities (13/06/2014)

Charleroi invests in the skills of women to improve employability

Sigrid’s success
Sigrid’s success (13/06/2014)

In Sweden, an ESF project to help the long-term unemployed ends with success

Islands of talent
Islands of talent (06/06/2014)

In the Portuguese Azores the ESF is supporting new professional training courses to boost skills

Youth Employment Initiative: first programme adopted
Youth Employment Initiative: first programme adopted (03/06/2014)

The European Commission has adopted today the first Operational Programme with France to use the available funding from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) to tackle youth unemployment.

Fair chances for all
Fair chances for all (28/05/2014)

An award-winning jobs fair in Latvia sees many vacancies on offer

A better start online
A better start online (27/05/2014)

An online training platform in Germany is bringing young people and employers together

Learning in Lisbon
Learning in Lisbon (16/05/2014)

Young Polish hoteliers obtain international certificates in Portugal thanks to an ESF project

A guarantee for youth
A guarantee for youth (09/05/2014)

In the Italian Alps young people are getting a helping hand to enter the regional job market

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

A restaurant in Brittany is helping immigrant women to integrate better

Providing a safety net
Providing a safety net (11/04/2014)

In Finland, an ESF project is targeting the social inclusion of young people and promoting the rehabilitation of ex-offenders

Enabling IT skills
Enabling IT skills (04/04/2014)

A project in Poland is giving disabled people the chance to acquire valuable IT skills

Entrepreneurship camp
Entrepreneurship camp (04/04/2014)

Umbria offers opportunities to potential young entrepreneurs in an ESF-supported ‘creativity camp’

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall wins RegioStars award 2014
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall wins RegioStars award 2014 (01/04/2014)

Top Chef Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall has won an award at the Europe wide RegioStars 2014 in the ‘Inclusive growth: Creating jobs for the young generation' category.

Individual approaches that work
Individual approaches that work (27/03/2014)

A successful pilot project in Germany that focuses on individual help for the long-term unemployed is being expanded to the entire region

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

Networking in Nijkerk
Networking in Nijkerk (21/03/2014)

In the Netherlands, the ESF is supporting a networking project to help young jobseekers increase their chances

Parental leave and preparing for work
Parental leave and preparing for work (21/03/2014)

Using parental leave to prepare for a new career is at the heart of an ESF project in Brittany

Launching women entrepreneurs
Launching women entrepreneurs (21/03/2014)

Polish region launches project to help women entrepreneurs set up a business

Taking the bus to work
Taking the bus to work (07/03/2014)

In Denmark, 86 jobseekers wave goodbye to unemployment and get back into a job as bus drivers.

Home-grown skills
Home-grown skills (07/03/2014)

Entrepreneurs in Latvia can get much-needed skilled personnel by training unemployed people themselves

Great ideas from the Great Plains
Great ideas from the Great Plains (27/02/2014)

Hungary is using ESF funding to support young entrepreneurs and their new start-ups

Extending opportunities to youth
Extending opportunities to youth (27/02/2014)

Cyprus launches a jobs initiative to give 5000 graduates and young jobseekers valuable work experience

Fitting in fine
Fitting in fine (27/02/2014)

A German ESF programme is offering internships to young jobseekers from abroad

First career steps
First career steps (24/02/2014)

In Bucharest an ESF project has been helping graduates move from education into employment

Back to work more quickly
Back to work more quickly (07/02/2014)

A rehabilitation project that helps patients to return quickly to work wins an ESF award

Academic agents
Academic agents (07/02/2014)

In Denmark, an ESF project is helping highly qualified job-seekers into work with local businesses

Energising entrepreneurs
Energising entrepreneurs (29/01/2014)

A Spanish region gives local entrepreneurship a boost with tailored advisory services on how to develop bright ideas

Grants and help for jobseekers in Greece
Grants and help for jobseekers in Greece (29/01/2014)

Greece launches five employment initiatives to offer jobs and opportunities to jobseekers and entrepreneurs

Modular training to boost skills
Modular training to boost skills (24/01/2014)

New advisory centres in Slovakia are offering skill-boosting training programmes to help workers develop their careers

Motivated for career moves
Motivated for career moves (24/01/2014)

The Second Chance project in Germany is offering those who need it the opportunity to retrain for new professions and careers

Financing women with ideas
Financing women with ideas (16/01/2014)

In Portugal, women entrepreneurs are getting the start-up finance to turn their business ideas into reality

Vidutinio amžiaus asmenims skirtos priemonės
Vidutinio amžiaus asmenims skirtos priemonės (16/01/2014)

Lietuvos darbo birža pradeda įgyvendinti priemones, skirtas vyresnio amžiaus bedarbiams

New blood for new businesses
New blood for new businesses (10/01/2014)

Greece launches programme to support youth entrepreneurship with an emphasis on innovation

Nurseries for nurses
Nurseries for nurses (10/01/2014)

In the Czech Republic, a hospital has set up a nursery school to help staff get back to work earlier

Wales in work
Wales in work (19/12/2013)

An employment scheme for young people in Wales exceeds all expectations

Better businesswomen
Better businesswomen (19/12/2013)

In Sweden, a project for women entrepreneurs created 27 new jobs

The ‘right stuff’ training
The ‘right stuff’ training (11/12/2013)

In France a creative approach is helping jobseekers build their self-confidence

Training takes off
Training takes off (11/12/2013)

More than 30 000 sign up for new skills training in the Czech Republic

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

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

Guaranteed skills
Guaranteed skills (06/12/2013)

In Austria a training guarantee programme is giving young people the skills and openings they need for jobs

NEETs no more
NEETs no more (29/11/2013)

New ESF grant to support 1000 young drifters in north-east England

Enhancing e-entrepreneurship
Enhancing e-entrepreneurship (29/11/2013)

Maltese SME owners and entrepreneurs complete a tailored ICT skills course to support their competitiveness

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

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

Master entrepreneurs
Master entrepreneurs (08/11/2013)

A transnational project on student entrepreneurship in Romania attracts 200 new students

New project, new chance
New project, new chance (31/10/2013)

The employment service in Greece launches a training programme for jobseekers in Kastoria

Sparkling careers
Sparkling careers (31/10/2013)

In France, the ESF is supporting a project to ease young people into working life

Bringing parents back in play
Bringing parents back in play (31/10/2013)

ESF is providing support for parents in Belgium struggling to get back to work after a timeout

Expertise on tap
Expertise on tap (25/10/2013)

In Poland, the ESF is making technical and scientific expertise available to companies that need it

Roman knowledge, Romanian skills
Roman knowledge, Romanian skills (25/10/2013)

Italy and Romania exchange know-how on encouraging entrepreneurship among jobseekers

Enterprise Estonia, Export Estonia
Enterprise Estonia, Export Estonia (18/10/2013)

A start-up day spurs Estonian enterprises to think big about exports

My Polish dream
My Polish dream (18/10/2013)

A new TV show in Poland highlights how ESF support helps young entrepreneurs to achieve their ambitions

An informal approach
An informal approach (10/10/2013)

Slovakia uses ESF funding to boost ‘informal learning’ among young people to improve their job prospects

Gender-equal graduates
Gender-equal graduates (04/10/2013)

A project for women graduates in Spain is giving them equal chances for employment

Busy parents in business
Busy parents in business (04/10/2013)

In Hungary, parents with small children are getting advice on family life and help with starting businesses

More ‘professional’ actors
More ‘professional’ actors (27/09/2013)

Luxembourg is giving cultural workers the business skills they need

Building new careers
Building new careers (20/09/2013)

The ESF is helping unemployed construction workers to retrain for new sectors

Incubating dreams
Incubating dreams (20/09/2013)

An ESF incubator project in Sweden is helping young jobseekers realise their business ambitions

Solo but not alone
Solo but not alone (20/09/2013)

In the Czech Republic an NGO is improving the status and outlook for single parents with ESF help

Qualified to care
Qualified to care (13/09/2013)

Ireland is using ESF support to give health-care qualifications and skills to women

Sign up for success
Sign up for success (13/09/2013)

A variety of training courses are on offer in Portugal for jobseekers

Skills for business success
Skills for business success (06/09/2013)

In France, would-be entrepreneurs are being offered all-round training in the skills they need to set up in business

Talents at home and in work
Talents at home and in work (06/09/2013)

In Belgium, parents are getting help to get back to work after caring for children

Supporting working mothers
Supporting working mothers (30/08/2013)

With ESF support, busy working mothers in Italy can get help with day-care costs for their young children

Learning to stay in business
Learning to stay in business (22/08/2013)

Denmark is educating its entrepreneurs to reduce bankruptcies and ensure success

Youth at the Centre
Youth at the Centre (09/08/2013)

A new Youth Centre in Croatia is acting as a central starting point for young jobseekers

On-the-job training
On-the-job training (09/08/2013)

In Poland the ESF is supporting valuable work placements for vocational students

Traditional skills
Traditional skills (01/08/2013)

Craft training is offering young Italian job-seekers a set of valuable and traditional skills

Workshops that work
Workshops that work (09/07/2013)

In Spain, young people prepare to start their own business after an ESF workshop on entrepreneurship

Revitalising opportunities
Revitalising opportunities (03/07/2013)

New programme on economic revitalisation and business creation for the unemployed in Spain

Castle builders
Castle builders (26/06/2013)

Restoring old castles offers job opportunities to unemployed people in Slovakia

Lending for lift-off
Lending for lift-off (21/06/2013)

A microfinance initiative in Brussels is expanding its operations to reach small entrepreneurs and start-ups

Bigger is better
Bigger is better (21/06/2013)

A Swedish municipality shows that size is important when attacking youth unemployment

Raginimas spręsti jaunimo nedarbo problemą
Raginimas spręsti jaunimo nedarbo problemą (19/06/2013)

Komisija šiandien priėmė komunikatą „Susitelkime dėl Europos jaunimo – raginimas spręsti jaunimo nedarbo problemą“.Ji dar kartą pabrėžė, jog siekiant ekonomikos augimo, svarbiausias prioritetas yra kova su jaunimo nedarbu.

Up to 10 000 new youth jobs for Scotland
Up to 10 000 new youth jobs for Scotland (13/06/2013)

Almost £90 million is to be invested in helping Scotland’s young people into work and supporting small business growth.

More and better apprenticeships conference
More and better apprenticeships conference (12/06/2013)

A conference held in Brussels for employment experts puts youth employment and apprenticeships in the spotlight

Goaaaaal!
Goaaaaal! (05/06/2013)

In Sweden, an ESF project is helping job-seekers set their own goals and then achieve them

Giving youth a chance
Giving youth a chance (28/05/2013)

Greece announces 75 000 jobs for young people in 2014 with ESF support

A full set of skills
A full set of skills (28/05/2013)

Romanian counties are boosting employment in the tourism sector with ESF co-funded training for job-seekers

Climate change at work
Climate change at work (23/05/2013)

The ESF in Cornwall is supporting research into business responses to climate change

Umbria boosts work placements
Umbria boosts work placements (23/05/2013)

In Italy, graduates and disadvantaged groups in Umbria are being offered work placements with ESF support

Embedding older workers
Embedding older workers (23/05/2013)

An ESF work-placement project for older job-seekers in Slovenia is taking a longer-term approach to ensure sustainability

A Saxon success story
A Saxon success story (16/05/2013)

Saxony sees ESF funding making a significant contribution to growth

Reaching out to youth
Reaching out to youth (10/05/2013)

With ESF support, the Mobile Youth Work network aims to cover all Estonia

Job-seeking assistants
Job-seeking assistants (10/05/2013)

Latvia prolongs a successful ESF project to help young people boost their qualifications

Stepping up the ladder
Stepping up the ladder (29/04/2013)

The ESF is helping Italy’s construction sector with professional skills and knowledge-based training

Young and active
Young and active (29/04/2013)

Over 800 young Romanians have received professional support and training thanks to an ESF co-funded project

More able seamen
More able seamen (24/04/2013)

Greece mobilises ESF funding to offer unemployed seafarers new skills and careers

Healthier workers and workplaces
Healthier workers and workplaces (24/04/2013)

The ESF in Estonia is helping SMEs to make work environments healthier and safer

Fair chances
Fair chances (24/04/2013)

A new ESF partner in the UK will unveil new and relevant training opportunities for unemployed jobseekers in Cornwall

Industrial Nannies
Industrial Nannies (16/04/2013)

Germany targets wider childcare provision to benefit parents, workers and companies using Federal ESF funding

Five-year plan, Irish style
Five-year plan, Irish style (16/04/2013)

In Ireland 60 female entrepreneurs plan massive growth in turnover, employment and exports in five years

Focused help for SMEs
Focused help for SMEs (04/04/2013)

Hundreds of Greek SMEs are getting free business consulting services to help them improve performance in difficult times

Fit for the high street
Fit for the high street (25/03/2013)

Luxembourg Fit4Commerce programme completes third training round for job-seekers in the booming retail sector

The drive to work
The drive to work (25/03/2013)

In France, job-seekers are on the move through a car-mobility scheme supported by the ESF

Backing up the young
Backing up the young (25/03/2013)

In Vienna, young apprentices are getting counselling and support to change their training programmes to avoid them dropping out

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

Galimybės jauniems žmonėms
Galimybės jauniems žmonėms (12/03/2013)

Komisija siūlo Jaunimo užimtumo iniciatyvos įgyvendinimo taisykles. Europos Taryba vasario mėnesį 2014–2020 m. laikotarpiui pasiūlė 6 mlrd. eurų Jaunimo užimtumo iniciatyvos biudžetą.

Exporting skills
Exporting skills (12/03/2013)

Greek managers are getting lessons in ‘extroversion’ and how to increase their exports in ESF-supported seminars

Dress to impress
Dress to impress (07/03/2013)

ESF-supported speed-dating event matches students to apprenticeships in the UK

Užimtumo ir biologinės įvairovės ryšys
Užimtumo ir biologinės įvairovės ryšys (01/03/2013)

Neseniai paskelbtoje ataskaitoje aprašytas ryšys tarp užimtumo ir Europos biologinės įvairovės tikslų bei naujų gebėjimų, kurių darbuotojams prireiks jų siekiant.

Internships across Europe
Internships across Europe (28/02/2013)

With ESF help, young Italian graduates can improve their European CV with work experience abroad

Competitive business advice
Competitive business advice (28/02/2013)

SMEs and women entrepreneurs in southern Poland can access free consulting to boost their competitiveness

Council agreement on Youth Guarantee
Council agreement on Youth Guarantee (28/02/2013)

The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached on the proposed Youth Guarantee Recommendation.

A lifeline for schoolgirl mums
A lifeline for schoolgirl mums (21/02/2013)

An innovative education centre in Scotland is determined to help teenage mothers complete education

Switching skills
Switching skills (21/02/2013)

Danish region is using ESF funding to help the long-term unemployed switch careers

Geresni įgūdžiai, geresnės galimybės
Geresni įgūdžiai, geresnės galimybės (21/02/2013)

ESF Lietuvoje padeda socialinę atskirtį patiriančioms šeimoms padėti sau

Skills that sell
Skills that sell (07/02/2013)

Successful ESF pilot project is rolled out across South-West Britain

Made to measure in Flanders
Made to measure in Flanders (07/02/2013)

In Belgium, young unqualified job-seekers are being helped to ‘acclimatise’ to work opportunities

More women in adult education
More women in adult education (31/01/2013)

In Denmark, the ESF is supporting an increase in skill levels among female workers

Family-friendly jobs
Family-friendly jobs (23/01/2013)

In Slovenia, an ESF-supported certification process is promoting family-friendly work environments

Transitional tips
Transitional tips (23/01/2013)

In Italy, the ESF is supporting a course to manage generational change in small businesses

Mobility for motivation
Mobility for motivation (23/01/2013)

A foreign work-placement programme in Germany is giving young people motivation and opportunities

Your skills, your choice
Your skills, your choice (17/01/2013)

In Sweden, the long-term unemployed are being helped to develop the new skills they want to get into the job market

Building momentum
Building momentum (09/01/2013)

Ireland launches training courses for the unemployed offering skills that are in demand

Innovative childcare
Innovative childcare (09/01/2013)

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

Train to Gain in Spain
Train to Gain in Spain (12/12/2012)

In Spain young business students are being encouraged to set up for themselves as commercial agents

Praise for people management
Praise for people management (12/12/2012)

In Italy the sixth ‘Premio Valore Lavoro’ prize ceremony for human resources management has been hosted in Ancona

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

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

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

New perspectives for the low-skilled in Poland

Nurturing student entrepreneurs
Nurturing student entrepreneurs (29/11/2012)

In Denmark a new ‘Growth House’ is opening its doors to students ideas

Offering a new start
Offering a new start (14/11/2012)

Disadvantaged young people have benefited from an ESF-funded employment project in Malta

Supporting rural women
Supporting rural women (07/11/2012)

Spain is expanding its Aurora programme for offering support to women in rural areas

Informing job-seekers
Informing job-seekers (31/10/2012)

With ESF support, long-term employment trends are being disseminated to workers and job-seekers in Hungary

Win-win work experience
Win-win work experience (31/10/2012)

The Czech Republic has launched a company internship project to support employment

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

Svarbiausia – darbo patirtis
Svarbiausia – darbo patirtis (25/10/2012)

Darbo patirties neturintis jaunimas Lietuvoje gali jos įgyti dalyvaudamas projekte „Jaunimo užimtumo didinimas“.

Getting prepared online
Getting prepared online (18/10/2012)

In Luxembourg, young people can consult a new online tool to prepare for job interviews

Second chances where needed
Second chances where needed (18/10/2012)

Dutch cities get EUR 2 million to help the long-term unemployed back to work

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 older female job-seekers
Supporting older female job-seekers (11/10/2012)

In the UK, the ESF is helping the job prospects of women going through the menopause

Experience that counts
Experience that counts (26/09/2012)

Young trainees from Germany are off to renovate a children’s cancer clinic in Hungary

Train in Spain
Train in Spain (26/09/2012)

The ESF is supporting training courses in Andalusia to help boost the regional aerospace industry

Gaining work experience
Gaining work experience (26/09/2012)

In Bulgaria, over 50 000 young people are being offered company internships with ESF support

Second chances for first steps
Second chances for first steps (21/09/2012)

In Germany, disadvantaged young people are getting made-to-measure help to get into vocational training

Silver start-ups
Silver start-ups (21/09/2012)

In the French Indre region, the ESF is helping older jobseekers to set up in business for themselves

EU report prioritises policies for youth
EU report prioritises policies for youth (14/09/2012)

EU Youth Report calls for youth employment and social inclusion to be top priorities

Boosting youth employment
Boosting youth employment (13/09/2012)

An ESF operational programme in Bulgaria has helped 50 000 young people so far – and more is planned

Getting closer to work
Getting closer to work (07/09/2012)

In Estonia, young job-seekers are offered training and company visits to improve job prospects

Exceeding expectations
Exceeding expectations (31/08/2012)

An ESF-supported job-creation scheme in Bulgaria is receiving much interest from job-seekers

Olympic qualifying round
Olympic qualifying round (10/08/2012)

ESF at the Olympics: boosting qualifications for unemployed Games volunteers

Pirmas darbas jaunuoliams
Pirmas darbas jaunuoliams (10/08/2012)

ESF remia Lietuvos Respublikos vyriausybės iniciatyvą jaunimo nedarbui mažinti

Forging future metalworkers
Forging future metalworkers (03/08/2012)

ESF training support for young people and the metalworking sector in the French Alsace region

Routes to work opportunities
Routes to work opportunities (27/07/2012)

A European seminar promotes women's entrepreneurship in cultural tourism in rural areas

Camps for jobs
Camps for jobs (27/07/2012)

Summer camps for young people looking for work have been set up in Estonia

Mastering handicrafts
Mastering handicrafts (20/07/2012)

Latvia is using ESF funds to help young people gain professional qualifications

Mothers of Invention
Mothers of Invention (20/07/2012)

Poland is supporting its female scientists and technologists with training on the commercialisation of research results

Benefiting carers and the cared-for
Benefiting carers and the cared-for (12/07/2012)

Slovenia uses ESF funds to boost skills and prospects for hard-to-place women jobseekers

Diplomas that work
Diplomas that work (29/06/2012)

In Gothenburg, an ESF training project has helped immigrants get the skills that are in demand

Jobs without gender
Jobs without gender (29/06/2012)

In France, prizes are available to young job-seekers who ignore gender stereotypes

Bendruomenei naudingas darbas
Bendruomenei naudingas darbas (26/06/2012)

ESF Lietuvoje remia aplinkai naudingų darbo vietų kūrimą

An impulse for youth employment
An impulse for youth employment (26/06/2012)

Portugal launches a multi-million youth employment programme with ESF co-funding

Boosting tourism careers
Boosting tourism careers (20/06/2012)

In Romania, a transnational ESF project is training people for jobs in the tourism sector

Go for it!
Go for it! (20/06/2012)

In the United Kingdom, an ESF training project is helping the unemployed realise their aspirations

New ways of attracting men to 'female' professions
New ways of attracting men to 'female' professions (01/06/2012)

A Danish region is using ESF funding to investigate how to attract more men into vocational education and less male-oriented professions

Furnishing skills
Furnishing skills (01/06/2012)

In the UK, unemployed people are getting the chance to gain skills and benefit families in need

Appealing to job-seekers
Appealing to job-seekers (25/05/2012)

Successful appeal by ministers increases applications for internships in Bulgaria

Wales builds on success
Wales builds on success (25/05/2012)

Wales extends project to support people with substance misuse issues at work

Small projects, big ambitions
Small projects, big ambitions (25/05/2012)

In Germany, the city of Leipzig is funding many small ESF projects to help disadvantaged people in their local communities

First steps on the jobs ladder
First steps on the jobs ladder (21/05/2012)

In Luxembourg, the Youth4Work project is helping unemployed young people take their first steps into work

Helping young job-seekers
Helping young job-seekers (21/05/2012)

ESF helps reduce youth unemployment in Finland

Vouchers to go ‘digital’ in Greece
Vouchers to go ‘digital’ in Greece (16/05/2012)

With ESF co-funding, Greece is offering computer-skills training vouchers to the unemployed

Attracting highly-educated staff
Attracting highly-educated staff (04/05/2012)

A new ESF project aims to attract and retain brain power to meet demand in southern Denmark

Liverpool supports 500 apprenticeships
Liverpool supports 500 apprenticeships (04/05/2012)

In the UK, the ESF is supporting apprenticeships for young people with few skills

Spain supports senior entrepreneurs
Spain supports senior entrepreneurs (02/05/2012)

A ESF project is helping at-risk older workers use information technologies to run their own businesses

Successful micro-credit  for successful micro-businesses
Successful micro-credit for successful micro-businesses (16/04/2012)

In Germany, ESF funding is helping women and immigrant entrepreneurs to get access to loans and support jobs

Positive action to reduce youth unemployment
Positive action to reduce youth unemployment (03/04/2012)

Regional youth projects in the Netherlands are proving successful in getting young people into work

Employment and social situation quarterly review
Employment and social situation quarterly review (29/03/2012)

The number of jobless rises and social concerns persist.

Funding follows success in Wales
Funding follows success in Wales (23/03/2012)

A successful project helping job-seekers into work in Wales is being extended with extra funding

Tried and tested in Sweden
Tried and tested in Sweden (23/03/2012)

In Sweden, a successful ESF youth employment project is being copied by other towns and regions

Turning good ideas into good business
Turning good ideas into good business (23/03/2012)

Poland is supporting the setting up of spin-off companies with tailored training to match promising ideas

Fitter nurses and better nurses
Fitter nurses and better nurses (19/03/2012)

In Austria, help is on hand to improve the health and well-being of nurses who work in the difficult geriatric care field

From web to work
From web to work (08/03/2012)

A new website aims to help 1 000 young job-seekers find work-experience opportunities in Flanders

A bank lending kit
A bank lending kit (29/02/2012)

In France, an ESF-supported network is helping young entrepreneurs get bank loans more easily

Win-win work solutions for women
Win-win work solutions for women (29/02/2012)

An ESF-funded campaign in Malta is challenging stereotypes and encouraging more women to join the workforce

Preserving special theatres
Preserving special theatres (23/02/2012)

Several small theatres in the Netherlands are studying cost-saving measures through shared facilities

‘Apprentice Ambassador’
‘Apprentice Ambassador’ (13/02/2012)

A former Welsh rugby star is leading a campaign for more apprenticeships in Wales

Skills that reach thousands
Skills that reach thousands (10/02/2012)

In Austria, an ESF project is equipping workers at risk of redundancy with new and marketable skills

Easing the burden  of dementia
Easing the burden of dementia (10/02/2012)

The Canary Isles open a new Alzheimer's care centre in Granadilla

EU at risk on missing targets on early school leaving and graduate education
EU at risk on missing targets on early school leaving and graduate education (09/02/2012)

The European Union is at risk of missing its 2020 targets to reduce the number of early-school leavers and increase the share of students completing tertiary education, according to a report which will be discussed by Ministers at the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council on Friday (10 February).

Work and play
Work and play (03/02/2012)

In the UK, an ESF-funded project is helping deprived young people discover their creative side

Going for Growth
Going for Growth (03/02/2012)

Denmark is boosting the role of its ‘Growth Houses’ to support student entrepreneurs

Getting fit for work
Getting fit for work (27/01/2012)

A ‘work experience’ project in Germany is helping young people choose a career

Understanding commerce better
Understanding commerce better (27/01/2012)

In Luxembourg, the Fit4Commerce project is studying workers’ needs

Retrained for the trains
Retrained for the trains (20/01/2012)

ESF funding helps redundant older workers find new career opportunities in the Aachen region of Germany

Opening the front doors to work
Opening the front doors to work (13/01/2012)

A housing association in Sweden has helped its tenants get access to jobs and training in the Örebro municipality

The fruits of training
The fruits of training (13/01/2012)

With ESF help, ten young unemployed people are training as fruit farmers in the Rioja region of Spain

Celebrating 1000 second chances
Celebrating 1000 second chances (13/01/2012)

A School for Second Chances in south-west France is celebrating passing the 1000 mark in its efforts to help young people

EU action to drive down youth unemployment
EU action to drive down youth unemployment (21/12/2011)

The new 'Youth Opportunities Initiative' adopted by the Commission, calls on Member States to work on preventing early school leaving; helping youngsters develop skills relevant to the labour market; ensuring work experience and on-the-job training and helping young people find a first good job.

Parents attend careers open day
Parents attend careers open day (16/12/2011)

In Germany, an open day on vocational training helps parents advise their children on careers and training opportunities

DJ Training
DJ Training (08/12/2011)

The Equinoxe FM radio station in Liège is offering training for a job on the airwaves

Greece supports self-starters and jobs
Greece supports self-starters and jobs (02/12/2011)

Greece launches a programme to help new entrepreneurs and businesses progress in a time of crisis

Workshops for work in Spain
Workshops for work in Spain (02/12/2011)

In Extremadura in Spain, workshops are being held to raise awareness about the services that new employment platforms can offer

Caring for kids and careers
Caring for kids and careers (25/11/2011)

Innovative childcare network in Aachen, Germany, is offering trusted support to young mothers’ careers

Greece gifts new chances
Greece gifts new chances (18/11/2011)

Registrations are growing for the ‘Second Chance Schools’ initiative in Greece

Wales: building a low-carbon economy
Wales: building a low-carbon economy (18/11/2011)

The construction industry in Wales is supporting the move to a low-carbon economy

New ways with wood in Finland
New ways with wood in Finland (11/11/2011)

The ESF in Finland is boosting the wood industry with training and innovation

Raising the Tempo on working conditions
Raising the Tempo on working conditions (28/10/2011)

A nationwide ESF project is helping companies in France to improve working conditions

Navigating to work in Sweden
Navigating to work in Sweden (28/10/2011)

In Sweden, the Navigator Centre is helping young people into work

Waking up to work
Waking up to work (24/10/2011)

The ESF in the Czech Republic is helping to convince the unemployed to get out of bed in the morning

Bordeaux rewards young entrepreneurs
Bordeaux rewards young entrepreneurs (24/10/2011)

In Bordeaux, the ESF is supporting awards for young business leaders from depressed urban areas

Women’s Enterprise Day in Ireland
Women’s Enterprise Day in Ireland (24/10/2011)

An Irish conference is celebrating women in business with ESF support

The kids can play, so parents can work
The kids can play, so parents can work (07/10/2011)

Romania opens day nurseries in Bucharest to help parents into work

Broadcasting gender equality in Poland
Broadcasting gender equality in Poland (03/10/2011)

Equal jobs, equal pay! – a new campaign in Poland is helping women into the labour market

The Netherlands supports smarter ways of working
The Netherlands supports smarter ways of working (30/09/2011)

The Netherlands is using ESF funding to boost companies’ efforts to implement more flexible ways of working

Business support for immigrants in Denmark
Business support for immigrants in Denmark (23/09/2011)

The ESF in Denmark is helping entrepreneurial immigrants navigate the system

International apprenticeships
International apprenticeships (23/09/2011)

German apprentices are using internships in Spain to widen their horizons, with ESF support

Saxony supports innovation wizardry
Saxony supports innovation wizardry (19/09/2011)

An ESF project in Germany is offering young graduates the chance to help boost local companies competitiveness

Women AT work
Women AT work (19/09/2011)

Austrian region launches training courses to boost women’s employability

Islands of entrepreneurship
Islands of entrepreneurship (19/09/2011)

The ESF is supporting a mini-master’s in management for business executives in the Portuguese Azores

Greece boosts local authority jobs
Greece boosts local authority jobs (09/09/2011)

Greece is using ESF funds to support jobs among the country’s local authorities

Greener olives in Spain
Greener olives in Spain (29/08/2011)

A Spanish ESF project is supporting greener olive production

Friendly opportunities in France
Friendly opportunities in France (26/08/2011)

France offers a ‘trampoline’ into work for disadvantaged young people

Supporting shopkeepers in Sweden
Supporting shopkeepers in Sweden (25/08/2011)

A ESF project in Sweden is helping local shopkeepers become better business (wo)men

Estonia boosts manufacturing
Estonia boosts manufacturing (25/08/2011)

A new ESF-funded consulting programme for industrial enterprises is boosting productivity in Estonia

Boosting micro-enterprises in Italy
Boosting micro-enterprises in Italy (07/08/2011)

Lucca in Italy helps set up 14 new enterprises with ESF support

Boosting Swedish trade
Boosting Swedish trade (01/08/2011)

Swedish companies boost exports to Portugal with ESF help

Polishing the skills of 45-plussers
Polishing the skills of 45-plussers (27/04/2011)

A Polish ESF project is helping upgrade the skills of older workers in industrial automation

Low-fat chocolate in Budapest
Low-fat chocolate in Budapest (27/04/2011)

A Hungarian chocolate manufacturer is instilling lean manufacturing skills to combat the economic crisis

Boot camp for would-be entrepreneurs
Boot camp for would-be entrepreneurs (27/04/2011)

French business-advice organisations are helping budding entrepreneurs to survive the first difficult years

Girl’s Day again
Girl’s Day again (11/04/2011)

The Girl’s Day events in Germany have proved so successful that there is now a Boy’s Day – to attract teenage boys into the caring professions

Liverpool launches jobs initiative
Liverpool launches jobs initiative (04/04/2011)

In the UK, the ESF co-funds new schemes to get 'Liverpool in Work'

A flood of jobs
A flood of jobs (01/04/2011)

More than 300 villages in Slovakia have signed up for a flood-defence project that will create jobs using ESF support

Guidance for entrepreneurs
Guidance for entrepreneurs (21/03/2011)

Budding business owners in Belgium are getting a helping hand

Sponsoring singles
Sponsoring singles (21/03/2011)

A German project is calling for ‘sponsors’ to help single parents balance work and home life

Sweden supports small businesses
Sweden supports small businesses (09/03/2011)

A Swedish ESF project is supporting small enterprises, in particular those run by women and immigrants

Madeira helps students choose
Madeira helps students choose (09/03/2011)

Madeira boosts the skills of disadvantaged students with ESF co-funded training courses

Smart skills in Spain
Smart skills in Spain (09/03/2011)

Young people with few skills are helping brighten up the urban environment in Alicante, Spain

Fuelling green jobs in Romania
Fuelling green jobs in Romania (24/02/2011)

In Romania, the ESF is helping unemployed energy-sector workers prepare for jobs in the renewables sector.

A telephone for training
A telephone for training (24/02/2011)

A French helpline is giving advice on training opportunities to a range of callers.

Subscribe Microfinance in Germany
Subscribe Microfinance in Germany (17/02/2011)

Germany is using ESF support in a microcredit scheme aimed at small entrepreneurs and young people in the creative and cultural sectors.

Cyprus supports better business
Cyprus supports better business (15/02/2011)

An ESF project in Cyprus aims to build business skills among the island’s SMEs.

Innovation management in SMEs
Innovation management in SMEs (14/02/2011)

The German city of Magdeburg is helping its SMEs acquire valuable innovation skills.

Vouchers for private nurseries
Vouchers for private nurseries (09/02/2011)

The city of Ferrara in Italy is supporting working parents by contributing to childcare costs.

Business across the Baltic
Business across the Baltic (09/02/2011)

ESF supports Baltic Sea integration project.

Agents for regional development
Agents for regional development (08/02/2011)

Almeria in Spain is using ESF funding to train the tourism experts the region needs.

Training in Transylvania
Training in Transylvania (01/02/2011)

Romania is using ESF funds to encourage entrepreneurship in three regions and among its Hungarian minority

Back to school in Estonia
Back to school in Estonia (01/02/2011)

Estonia is expanding a popular ESF programme that helps school drop-outs complete their studies and get the vocational qualifications they need

 Denmark’s factory for the future
Denmark’s factory for the future (31/01/2011)

The European Social Fund supports an entrepreneurship project in Funen, Denmark

Nappy Happy
Nappy Happy (31/01/2011)

A French female green entrepreneur is leading the fight against disposable nappies

Guidance in Ghent
Guidance in Ghent (31/01/2011)

In Flanders, intensive, made-to-measure counselling is being used to get job-seekers into work as quickly as possible

Green works!
Green works! (31/01/2011)

An Irish ESF programme is encouraging green entrepreneurship

Wind of change in the countryside
Wind of change in the countryside (31/01/2011)

A transnational project in Romania is helping rural women build new skills with help from Spain

Restarting work
Restarting work (31/01/2011)

The Restart project – a rapid response to people looking for jobs in the Czech Republic

Estonia values online experience
Estonia values online experience (02/01/2011)

Young Estonians are benefiting from an ESF-funded website to help them into their first job

Offshore ESF investments
Offshore ESF investments (01/01/2011)

Lower Saxony is offering 250 long-term unemployed the chance to join the ‘offshore green energy’ workforce

Supporting start-ups
Supporting start-ups (01/01/2011)

A new business accelerator is helping IT entrepreneurs in Paris to take their first steps

Resolutely Green
Resolutely Green (01/01/2011)

An ESF project in Cornwall is helping businesses and their employees adapt to the low-carbon economy

A woodworking woman
A woodworking woman (31/12/2010)

A young female cabinetmaker and her employer are bidding for a gender equality prize in France

Adding value in Andalusia
Adding value in Andalusia (31/12/2010)

ESF funding is helping Spanish sheep breeders convert to organic methods to improve rural livelihoods

Home, but not alone
Home, but not alone (02/12/2010)

An ESF training programme in Hungary has given over 1 300 home carers new work opportunities

Kick- starting the creative economy
Kick- starting the creative economy (02/12/2010)

A new Estonian programme is bringing artists and business people together to support a new, creative economy

Black Forest business skills
Black Forest business skills (01/12/2010)

Students and trainees in Germany got the chance to compete using their business skills

Scotland’s high-fryers
Scotland’s high-fryers (30/11/2010)

A scheme to encourage young people in Scotland into a cooking career has proved a sizzling success

The art of success
The art of success (30/11/2010)

An ESF project is preparing artists to kick-start Danish businesses

Womentrepreneurs wanted
Womentrepreneurs wanted (03/11/2010)

In Ireland, ambitious women-entrepreneurs are getting the opportunity to take their businesses forward

Support for working carers
Support for working carers (03/11/2010)

An Estonian project is helping family carers stay in the labour market by providing help at home

Working guests
Working guests (01/11/2010)

A German project is giving young people the chance to get work experience abroad

Young news hounds
Young news hounds (31/10/2010)

Teenagers from two schools in Varna, Bulgaria were taught journalism under a project co-funded by the ESF

Giving a second chance
Giving a second chance (31/10/2010)

A Swedish ESF project is offering a second chance to young people without school diplomas

Azores fights exclusion
Azores fights exclusion (31/10/2010)

A co-operative in the Azores is supporting entrepreneurship and equal opportunities among women

Male models
Male models (31/10/2010)

Germany aims to attract more men into teaching and childcare centres to provide role models for young boys

Building better businesses
Building better businesses (02/10/2010)

Estonia is repeating a successful business mentoring programme for start-up entrepreneurs with ESF help

Qualifications as a way of life
Qualifications as a way of life (02/10/2010)

The Portuguese OP for Human Potential is proving highly popular as people embrace the need for lifelong learning

Experts for export
Experts for export (01/10/2010)

A Portuguese ESF project places young experts in SMEs to help build their export trade performance

A foot in the factory
A foot in the factory (01/10/2010)

A Bulgarian ESF project is giving qualified young people a chance to gain work experience in their chosen fields

Catering for skills
Catering for skills (01/10/2010)

An Italian ESF project is helping recent immigrants get both the job and language skills they need to settle in quickly

Job surgeon, tree surgeon
Job surgeon, tree surgeon (02/09/2010)

Glasgow eco-entrepreneur helps unemployed teenagers into their first job

Vocational vouchers in demand
Vocational vouchers in demand (02/09/2010)

A Bulgarian training voucher scheme has been extended after it was heavily oversubscribed

Be prepared!
Be prepared! (02/09/2010)

A Dutch vocational school is using ESF funding to ensure its students can make a seamless transition into their future workplace

Smart Exporter
Smart Exporter (02/09/2010)

A new programme in Scotland aims to raise the export performance of its companies

Making connections with the older generation
Making connections with the older generation (31/07/2010)

Extremadura trains older women to use the internet

Underprivileged gain experience abroad
Underprivileged gain experience abroad (31/07/2010)

Helping Swedish youth gain work experience

Summer programmes in Valencia
Summer programmes in Valencia (31/07/2010)

ESF funds summer programmes in Valencia

Boost for youth employment
Boost for youth employment (02/07/2010)

Madrid Community invests more than €1 million

Waste and white goods
Waste and white goods (02/07/2010)

Bavaria is recycling electrical appliances with the help of the long-term unemployed

Clust’art: artistic entrepreneurs
Clust’art: artistic entrepreneurs (01/07/2010)

An ESF project in Liège in Belgium is helping budding artists set up on their own

Czech hotline for jobs
Czech hotline for jobs (01/07/2010)

An ESF-funded employment hotline in the Czech Republic is breaking records

A bus to the future
A bus to the future (01/07/2010)

Bus driver is the profession for the future in Sweden and the ESF is co-funding training programmes for those who want to take it up

Building new careers
Building new careers (30/06/2010)

The ESF is helping people in France retrain for jobs in demand in the construction sector

ESF Finland on track
ESF Finland on track (30/06/2010)

Monitoring committee finds the Finnish ESF programme to be on track

Alternative tourism jobs
Alternative tourism jobs (30/06/2010)

A Romanian ESF project is supporting jobs in specialised tourism sectors

Hungary helps disadvantaged women
Hungary helps disadvantaged women (30/06/2010)

A new project in Hungary is helping the most disadvantaged women get into work through mentoring and job placements

Spain trains for gain
Spain trains for gain (30/06/2010)

Spain launches a platform for further training to strengthen its entrepreneurs

Mokslininkų verslumo įgūdžių ugdymas Lietuvoje
Mokslininkų verslumo įgūdžių ugdymas Lietuvoje (02/06/2010)

Tiesiamas tiltas tarp mokslo ir verslo

Accessible start-up loans
Accessible start-up loans (02/06/2010)

Microcredit for women and young people in Sardinia

Expanding local businesses
Expanding local businesses (02/06/2010)

Spanish project boosts spirit of enterprise

Knowledge pilots pioneer growth
Knowledge pilots pioneer growth (01/06/2010)

Wage subsidies for Danish employers

French pathways to work
French pathways to work (01/06/2010)

Skilled workers en route to a secure future

Microfinancing pilot project
Microfinancing pilot project (01/06/2010)

Leipzig entrepreneur wins first micro-credit investment

Opening doors to the labour market
Opening doors to the labour market (01/06/2010)

French jobs plan puts people on the path to work

Masters to apprentices
Masters to apprentices (01/06/2010)

Greece follows Bulgaria in training voucher scheme

Mentoring managers
Mentoring managers (31/05/2010)

Scotland is giving a helping hand to new business owners through a new mentoring scheme

Lending for ladybirds
Lending for ladybirds (31/05/2010)

Latvian microcredit project for entrepreneurs passes the 1 million lat mark

Train to gain
Train to gain (31/05/2010)

New ESF project supports disadvantaged people in north-eastern Hungary

Massive demand for funding scheme
Massive demand for funding scheme (03/05/2010)

Training opportunities help Czech workers to deal with the crisis

Building bridges to work
Building bridges to work (03/05/2010)

ESF funding to create jobs in Danish Sjælland region

It’s in the can
It’s in the can (03/05/2010)

French flair finds new way to market organic foods

Polish boost to recovery
Polish boost to recovery (01/05/2010)

Warsaw Foundation Europe 2004 informs entrepreneurs about the benefits of anti-crisis package

Hungary launches advisory network
Hungary launches advisory network (01/05/2010)

Free information available for SMEs and start-ups

Lipstick and money
Lipstick and money (30/04/2010)

An ESF project in Belfast is giving local women a taste for entrepreneurship

Durable rural affairs
Durable rural affairs (30/04/2010)

The Romanian ‘Durable’ project seeks to bring diversity to rural job markets

Vouchsafing skills
Vouchsafing skills (30/04/2010)

Free training vouchers for upgrading your skills are a massive success in Bulgaria with 27 000 distributed so far

Next-generation entrepreneurs
Next-generation entrepreneurs (30/04/2010)

Denmark deploys €4.8 million for a new entrepreneurship project

Alphabet for all
Alphabet for all (01/04/2010)

The state of Saxony aims to raise the quality of life and work for people with poor literacy skills

Lietuvos įmonės pradėjo teikti vaikų priežiūros paslaugas savo darbuotojams
Lietuvos įmonės pradėjo teikti vaikų priežiūros paslaugas savo darbuotojams (01/04/2010)

Parama auginantiems vaikus kaimo vietovėse

Jobseekers’ skills surgery
Jobseekers’ skills surgery (03/03/2010)

An ESF event in Valenciennes helps young jobseekers brush up their interview skills

Valencia combats domestic violence
Valencia combats domestic violence (03/03/2010)

Supporting domestic violence victims in Valencia

Ready for a job with Job Ready
Ready for a job with Job Ready (02/03/2010)

Job Ready campaign to help thousands of unemployed people in Crosby in the UK back into work

Supporting youth in Latvia
Supporting youth in Latvia (02/03/2010)

Latvian Ministry launches traineeships programme for young unemployed

Better business management
Better business management (01/03/2010)

Welsh companies draw on talent from SMEs

French women branch out
French women branch out (01/03/2010)

Pressing for equal opportunities in the workplace

A life after cancer
A life after cancer (01/03/2010)

Polish project helps patients back to work

Finding tomorrow’s pioneers
Finding tomorrow’s pioneers (01/03/2010)

€4 million to foster leadership skills in Wales (UK)

A more competitive car industry
A more competitive car industry (01/03/2010)

Swedish car workers upgrade their skills

Business mentors
Business mentors (01/03/2010)

Estonia extends successful mentoring programme

Fresh opportunities in Bulgaria
Fresh opportunities in Bulgaria (01/03/2010)

Thousands of young people find a new way into work

Scotland benefits from jobs boost
Scotland benefits from jobs boost (28/02/2010)

Euro cash injection for North Lanarkshire jobs

€23 000 to invest in a good idea
€23 000 to invest in a good idea (28/02/2010)

French job-generating projects qualify for financial support from the ESF

Austria adds apprenticeships
Austria adds apprenticeships (28/02/2010)

Austria is more than doubling the number of its technical schools and giving extra help to disadvantaged students

Early to work
Early to work (28/02/2010)

Seasonal work forum in France offers first labour market experience to school pupils

Catch-up for Berlin mothers
Catch-up for Berlin mothers (02/02/2010)

Berlin is funding training courses to help women get back up to speed with their professional skills

Guaranteed family-friendly
Guaranteed family-friendly (02/02/2010)

A German foundation and the ESF award audit certificates to family-friendly businesses