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ESF support for youths produces results
ESF support for youths produces results (03/07/2015)

Between 2009 and 2014, the ESF helped over 145 000 unemployed young people in the Netherlands improve their chances on the employment market, according to a study by the Dutch statistical office.

Kick-starting an international career
Kick-starting an international career (18/06/2015)

The successful ESF-backed INOV contacto programme has helped some 5000 unemployed young people from Portugal obtain a traineeship abroad to launch their international career.

Youth business project yields results
Youth business project yields results (12/06/2015)

A partly ESF-funded youth business project in Slovenia has attracted over 600 young people in the past two years. More than half of them have so far been successful in finding a job or creating their own business.

Successful youth employment scheme to continue
Successful youth employment scheme to continue (05/06/2015)

The Welsh government has renewed its commitment to the successful Jobs Growth Wales scheme, which will receive financial support out of ESF and government funds for another three years.

1 billion euro in pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative
1 billion euro in pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative (22/05/2015)

Today the European Commission will make almost 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed

Lesser Poland invests heavily in young people
Lesser Poland invests heavily in young people (22/05/2015)

The province of Lesser Poland has set aside PLN 100 million (EUR 24.6 million), co-financed by the ESF, to support young jobseekers.

Job club for young people in Zagreb launched
Job club for young people in Zagreb launched (08/05/2015)

A local community initiative has now presented a new ESF-supported project, which aims to boost youth employment in the city of Zagreb, Croatia.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

An employment scheme for young people in Wales exceeds all expectations

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

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

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

Sparkling careers
Sparkling careers (31/10/2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Successful appeal by ministers increases applications for internships in Bulgaria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International apprenticeships
International apprenticeships (23/09/2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glasgow eco-entrepreneur helps unemployed teenagers into their first job

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

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

Helping Swedish youth gain work experience

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

Madrid Community invests more than €1 million

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

French flair finds new way to market organic foods

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

Latvian Ministry launches traineeships programme for young unemployed

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

Thousands of young people find a new way into work

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