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.
More and better skills is the main objective of Northern Ireland’s ESF programme which targets young people and the disadvantaged in particular.
On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with the United Kingdom, paving the way for more than €4.9 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.
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.
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.