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

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

Giving jobseekers a chance in Poland
Giving jobseekers a chance in Poland (09/12/2016)

An ESF-project in Silesia provides a comprehensive scheme for getting out of unemployment.

New day care facilities introduced in Czech Republic
New day care facilities introduced in Czech Republic (25/11/2016)

A new ESF-funded project in the Czech Republic is allowing communities, employers and parents to set up “micro-crèche” day care facilities around the country.

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

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

Employment match-ups in Greece
Employment match-ups in Greece (18/11/2016)

An ESF-funded project matching education and job-skills with the unemployed will start in 17 municipalities throughout the country.

You’re hired! Trainee awards in Estonia
You’re hired! Trainee awards in Estonia (18/11/2016)

The ESF-funded ‘Apprentice Cum Laude’ competition awards the best trainees in the country.

Campaign targets high school dropout rate in Sweden
Campaign targets high school dropout rate in Sweden (18/11/2016)

ESF-funded project sets its sights on halving Botkyrka’s high youth unemployment by 2020.

Joining forces to support the unemployed
Joining forces to support the unemployed (21/10/2016)

ESF and local associations are working together to help unemployed people at risk of social exclusion in Finland.

Young trainee in the workplace
Young trainee in the workplace (21/10/2016)

Youth welfare offices inspire 116 young people at risk of exclusion to go back to school or find a job.

Forging ahead to fight unemployment in Cyprus
Forging ahead to fight unemployment in Cyprus (14/10/2016)

A series of 11 new ESF co-funded projects to help jobseekers on the path to employment.

Easier labour market access for Romanian jobseekers
Easier labour market access for Romanian jobseekers (14/10/2016)

Free training programmes are being offered to unemployed Romanians thanks to ESF support.

Job-searching techniques that pay off
Job-searching techniques that pay off (14/10/2016)

The first ESF co-funded ‘Employment hub’ in Palma helps 28 youngsters to find a job.

Sharing tips and tricks on finding a job
Sharing tips and tricks on finding a job (07/10/2016)

Participants in this ESF-funded project are sharing their successful job-search techniques to help other jobseekers.

Action plan helps youth unemployed in Zeeland
Action plan helps youth unemployed in Zeeland (07/10/2016)

ESF funds have helped to reduce the number of young people without jobs in the Dutch province of Zeeland.

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

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

Free vocational training in Estonia
Free vocational training in Estonia (02/09/2016)

ESF support for free professional training will reach thousands of Estonians across almost all vocations.

Lifeline for the long-term unemployed in London
Lifeline for the long-term unemployed in London (25/08/2016)

An ESF-backed programme is targeting unemployment and poverty in some of London’s poorest neighbourhoods.

Guidance for the long-term unemployed in Denmark
Guidance for the long-term unemployed in Denmark (25/08/2016)

An ESF-backed project has been set up to provide job-seekers with new pathways into the Danish labour market.

Strategy for struggling families in Larisa and Volos
Strategy for struggling families in Larisa and Volos (25/08/2016)

EU and regional funding is backing a Sustainable Urban Development Strategy to improve overall working, family and community life in Thessaly, Greece.

A boost for education and enterprise in Ireland
A boost for education and enterprise in Ireland (11/08/2016)

More than 5820 jobseekers are set to benefit from the latest push in Ireland to fill the emerging skills gap.

Helping the unemployed in Spain
Helping the unemployed in Spain (15/07/2016)

Five ESF-funded career centres help 79 people to find a job.

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

European Social Funds encourage businesses to employ battered women.

Werklozen helpen in België
Werklozen helpen in België (13/05/2016)

Een nieuwe door het ESF gesteunde dienst voor arbeidsbemiddeling opent haar deuren in Luik.

Opening history’s doors in Greece
Opening history’s doors in Greece (06/05/2016)

Thanks to ESF and national funding, citizens can once again visit the Archaeological Museum of Kythira which had been closed since an earthquake in 2006.

Tackling youth unemployment in Bulgaria
Tackling youth unemployment in Bulgaria (29/04/2016)

An ESF-funded project helps Bulgarian youngsters find a job.

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

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

Tackling unemployment in Spain
Tackling unemployment in Spain (18/04/2016)

An ESF-funded project helps Rasines’ town hall to hire 14 new employees.

Educational support to French unemployed
Educational support to French unemployed (08/04/2016)

An ESF-funded project fights exclusion by providing training to jobless people.

Opening doors to employment in Cyprus
Opening doors to employment in Cyprus (08/04/2016)

The Ministry of Labour launches a new plan for promoting employment.

Hulp voor Nederlandse jongeren op de arbeidsmarkt
Hulp voor Nederlandse jongeren op de arbeidsmarkt (01/04/2016)

Een door het ESF gesteund project heeft honderden jongeren in het noorden van Nederland op weg geholpen op de arbeidsmarkt.

Getting down to work in Slovenia
Getting down to work in Slovenia (10/03/2016)

ESF will support an on-the-job-training programme to fight unemployment.

Making Italy’s labour market more accessible
Making Italy’s labour market more accessible (03/03/2016)

ESF sets aside EUR 14.7 million to help both recent graduates and senior unemployed people to find a job.

Tackling poverty in Perthshire
Tackling poverty in Perthshire (19/02/2016)

An ESF-backed fund has been set up to boost employment and fight poverty in Scotland’s Perthshire county.

A first and important step for young Latvians
A first and important step for young Latvians (11/02/2016)

Vocational training programmes in Latvia are giving young people skills and opportunities to advance their careers.

Job Club!
Job Club! (05/02/2016)

A new ESF-backed project is boosting employment prospects and social inclusion in Croatia.

Creating opportunities for unemployed women
Creating opportunities for unemployed women (05/02/2016)

More than 1100 companies supported and 5000 jobs created in Crete thanks to an ESF-funded programme.

Helping long-term unemployed
Helping long-term unemployed (22/01/2016)

An ESF-backed programme in Estonia plans to help the long-term unemployed return to the labour market.

Estonia invests EU funds for high-yield results
Estonia invests EU funds for high-yield results (10/12/2015)

More than EUR 3.2 billion, including ESF funds, invested in Estonia during the 2007-2013 programming period.

A second chance in France
A second chance in France (26/11/2015)

An ESF co-funded project offers traineeships to unemployed workers willing to make a career change.

Opening paths to employment in UK
Opening paths to employment in UK (13/11/2015)

A new ESF-backed project has been launched to help people in Lisburn and Castlereagh to start their own business or find new jobs and training opportunities.

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

Partnership and social development are critical to the success of the CLDS – 3G programme in Portugal’s Ribeira de Pena region, which is tackling unemployment, poverty and an ageing population.

Public service jobs for over 45s in Palma, Spain
Public service jobs for over 45s in Palma, Spain (23/10/2015)

Palma’s Council has hired 58 new employees over 45 thanks to the ESF-funded project 'Job Placement Income'. They will work as educators, administrators, painters, etc. for the local authorities and government.

Successful launch of new mobility programme
Successful launch of new mobility programme (16/10/2015)

Hundreds attended a single launch of the EU-funded ‘Adult Guarantee’ in Italy’s Lazio region. This popularity is expected to be repeated as the programme is rolled out across the country.

New funding, new programmes
New funding, new programmes (02/10/2015)

Cyprus gets funding for new programmes for the long-term unemployed.

Advisory service for jobseekers back in operation
Advisory service for jobseekers back in operation (24/09/2015)

Since the beginning of September, the partly ESF-funded job info point (PIE) in the French commune of Saint-Denis-lès-Bourg has resumed its support service for jobseekers and those in professional training.

Helping young and long-term unemployed people
Helping young and long-term unemployed people (17/09/2015)

Estonia has earmarked ESF funds to the tune of EUR 24.4 million to improve the employability of young jobseekers, as well as the long-term unemployed.

Opening van nieuwe perspectieven
Opening van nieuwe perspectieven (17/09/2015)

Zo'n negenentwintig werkzoekenden uit vijftien landen hebben onlangs een Europees taalcertificaat behaald voor hun vaardigheden in het Frans en Duits in het kader van een deels door het ESF gefinancierd project in de Duitstalige Gemeenschap van België.

Additional support for the long-term unemployed
Additional support for the long-term unemployed (03/09/2015)

As part of a new ESF-backed federal funding programme to reduce long-term unemployment in Germany, the job centre of the Erzgebirgekreis – a district in the Free State of Saxony – will receive EUR 10.2 million.

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

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

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

The European Social Fund and the UK National Lottery have pledged GBP 14 million (EUR 19.7 million) to tackle poverty and unemployment in the city of Leicester and the surrounding county.

Breaking down barriers to employment
Breaking down barriers to employment (18/06/2015)

An ESF-funded project in the German-speaking Community of Belgium is promoting the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market.

Creating childcare places for social inclusion
Creating childcare places for social inclusion (12/06/2015)

Estonia has earmarked EUR 4.9 million, partly funded by the ESF, for projects to set up nearly 1000 new childcare places and services for children up to the age of seven.

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

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

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 werkgelegenheidsprojecten krijgen groen licht
93 werkgelegenheidsprojecten krijgen groen licht (02/04/2015)

De Belgisch-Franse Gemeenschapscommissie (CoCof) heeft 360 miljoen euro toegezegd om 93 hoofdzakelijk beroepsonderwijsprojecten te steunen. Het ESF zal 138 miljoen euro van dat bedrag voor rekening nemen.

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.

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.

Nieuwe fondsen voor succesvol integratieproject
Nieuwe fondsen voor succesvol integratieproject (12/03/2015)

Het sociale integratieproject 'La Ferme' in de Belgische gemeente Komen-Waasten heeft ESF-fondsen gekregen om zijn werk verder te kunnen zetten.

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.

Industrieel schilderwerk ... werkzoekenden komen goed uit de verf
Industrieel schilderwerk ... werkzoekenden komen goed uit de verf (06/03/2015)

Een opleiding industrieel schilderen, medegefinancierd door het ESF in België, is een groot succes gebleken bij 70 % van de deelnemers, die erin slaagden om terug te keren naar een betaalde baan.

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.

Werkzoekenden in het oosten van het land komen in beweging
Werkzoekenden in het oosten van het land komen in beweging (06/02/2015)

De regio Lochem en Zutphen krijgt een financiering van 481 250 EUR van het ESF om mensen die langer dan zes maanden werkloos zijn weer aan betaald werk te helpen.

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.

Verslag van de Commissie benadrukt nieuwe jobs, nieuwe vaardigheden en sociale bescherming als stuwende factoren om werkgelegenheid en inkomens te herstellen
Verslag van de Commissie benadrukt nieuwe jobs, nieuwe vaardigheden en sociale bescherming als stuwende factoren om werkgelegenheid en inkomens te herstellen (19/01/2015)

De gevolgen en lessen van de economische crisis voor jobs en levensstandaarden zijn het onderwerp van de laatste evaluatie van de „Werkgelegenheids- en sociale ontwikkelingen in Europa”, die op 15 januari door de Commissie werd gepubliceerd.

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.

New opportunities, new jobs
New opportunities, new jobs (19/12/2014)

Thanks to an ESF-backed project, some 3000 unemployed people in Lithuania can benefit from free training to qualify for professions currently in demand.

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

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.

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.

Nieuw instrument voor meer gendergelijkheid in het ESF
Nieuw instrument voor meer gendergelijkheid in het ESF (17/11/2014)

De Europese Groep voor praktijkgemeenschap aangaande gendermainstreaming (GenderCoP) heeft een instrument ontwikkeld om de kwaliteit en efficiëntie van de procedures van de structuurfondsen op EU- en lidstaatniveau te verbeteren. Het instrument verschaft duidelijke uitleg over ESF-vereisten en geeft voorbeelden van goede praktijken voor de wijze waarop gendergelijkheid bereikt kan worden in alle cycli van het ESF.

Mental coaching: jongeren scoren
Mental coaching: jongeren scoren (14/11/2014)

Voetbalclub KRC Genk in België stelt in een door het ESF gefinancierd project zijn coachingteam beschikbaar aan werkloze mensen.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nieuwe hoop en energie
Nieuwe hoop en energie (05/09/2014)

Met ESF-project kunnen jongeren ondanks de economische crisis een baan vinden.

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.

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

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

‘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

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

Bankable skills
Bankable skills (11/07/2014)

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

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

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

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

Nieuwe vaardigheden brengen nieuwe kansen
Nieuwe vaardigheden brengen nieuwe kansen (13/06/2014)

Charleroi investeert in de vaardigheden van vrouwen zodat ze beter inzetbaar zijn op de arbeidsmarkt

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

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

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

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

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

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

A restaurant in Brittany is helping immigrant women to integrate better

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

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

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

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

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

Academic agents
Academic agents (07/02/2014)

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

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

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

Middle-aged measures
Middle-aged measures (16/01/2014)

The Lithuanian Labour Exchange launches measures for older jobseekers

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

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

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

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

Ouders doen weer mee
Ouders doen weer mee (31/10/2013)

ESF biedt in België ondersteuning voor ouders die moeilijk aan de slag komen na een time-out

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

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

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

Bouwen aan nieuw werk
Bouwen aan nieuw werk (20/09/2013)

Het ESF helpt werkloze bouwvakkers bij omscholing voor werk in andere sector

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

Talenten thuis en op het werk
Talenten thuis en op het werk (06/09/2013)

In België krijgen herintredende ouders hulp om weer aan het werk te gaan

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

Traditional skills
Traditional skills (01/08/2013)

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

Castle builders
Castle builders (26/06/2013)

Restoring old castles offers job opportunities to unemployed people in Slovakia

Goaaaaal!
Goaaaaal! (05/06/2013)

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

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

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

Saxony sees ESF funding making a significant contribution to growth

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

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

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

Clubbing together
Clubbing together (12/03/2013)

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

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

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

Switching skills
Switching skills (21/02/2013)

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

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

In Lithuania the ESF is helping disadvantaged families to help themselves

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

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

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

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

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

New perspectives for the low-skilled in Poland

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

Work experience the key
Work experience the key (25/10/2012)

In Lithuania, young first-time job-seekers are gaining valuable experience in the ‘Youth Employment Increase’ project

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

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

Mensen hebben een tweede kans nodig
Mensen hebben een tweede kans nodig (18/10/2012)

Nederlandse gemeenten krijgen 2 miljoen euro om langdurig werklozen aan een baan te helpen

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

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

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

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

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

Placements with community benefits
Placements with community benefits (26/06/2012)

In Lithuania, the ESF is supporting work placements that benefit the environment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Austrian region launches training courses to boost women’s employability

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

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

Sponsoring singles
Sponsoring singles (21/03/2011)

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

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.

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.

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.

Trajectbegeleiding in Gent
Trajectbegeleiding in Gent (31/01/2011)

Intensieve persoonlijke counseling om Vlaamse werkzoekenden zo snel mogelijk aan werk te helpen

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

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

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

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

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