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Second chance for school dropouts
Second chance for school dropouts (17/04/2015)

The ESF-funded project ‘Gradua2’ offers young people over 18 from Valladolid (Spain) a new opportunity to graduate from high school.

Science/SME exchange to give competitive edge
Science/SME exchange to give competitive edge (17/04/2015)

In an ESF-funded drive to increase the competitiveness of local SMEs, employees of universities and businesses in the Polish region of Małopolska are turning back the clock and becoming trainees.

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

A new ESF-backed project aims to promote the social inclusion of Roma in the Romanian commune of Vad in Cluj County with the help of the ancient craft of wicker making.

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.

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

Thanks to ESF funding, the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate will offer twice as many German language and orientation classes for refugees than in 2014, bringing the total up to 80.

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.

Wielkopolska vocational education programme picks up award
Wielkopolska vocational education programme picks up award (27/03/2015)

The project ‘Time for professionals – vocational education in Wielkopolska’ has been awarded the title ‘Best human capital investment 2014’ in the latest edition of the national Polish competition ‘Best ESF practices’.

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.

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

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

Green building project comes to successful close
Green building project comes to successful close (19/03/2015)

The ESF-funded project ‘Green District’ has now presented its results in creating a network for exchanging good practices and training in the construction sector in the Italian Province of Prato.

ESF project to step up public service quality
ESF project to step up public service quality (19/03/2015)

The Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration has launched a new ESF-backed project to modernise public services, increase their efficiency and cut operating costs.

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.

Formalising professional skills acquired non-formally
Formalising professional skills acquired non-formally (06/03/2015)

Some 221 people from all over Bulgaria have formalised their professional skills acquired outside of formal education and training at the Vocational School of Fashion Design in Veliko Tarnovo.

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

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

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

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

Adoption of the ESF Operational programme for Malta
Adoption of the ESF Operational programme for Malta (03/03/2015)

ESF investments will promote employment and social inclusion, improve the education system and enhance the efficiency of the public administration

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.

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

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

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

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

ESF programme for Cyprus adopted
ESF programme for Cyprus adopted (25/02/2015)

Investments will help Cyprus address challenges like high unemployment, in particular among youth, and social exclusion

ESF programme Human Capital for Romania adopted
ESF programme Human Capital for Romania adopted (25/02/2015)

New programme represents an important source of investment in employment, education, the fight against poverty and support for social services

ESF Operational programme for Ireland adopted
ESF Operational programme for Ireland adopted (25/02/2015)

Investments will focus on getting people back into jobs and on creating opportunities for young people and disadvantaged groups

ESF programme adopted to boost administrative capacity in Romania
ESF programme adopted to boost administrative capacity in Romania (25/02/2015)

Investments will address the persistent shortcomings in Romania's public administration and improve the functioning of the judiciary through support to structural reforms

Commission adopts the programme for governance and institutional capacity in Italy
Commission adopts the programme for governance and institutional capacity in Italy (24/02/2015)

By helping the country to develop its administrative and institutional capacity, the operational programme will contribute to Italy’s overall objective of achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Negócio social para revitalizar o fabrico de sabão tradicional em Coimbra
Negócio social para revitalizar o fabrico de sabão tradicional em Coimbra (19/02/2015)

Um novo projeto financiado pelo FSE alia a promoção do emprego juvenil ao fabrico de sabão tradicional em Coimbra, Portugal.

ESF programme for modernising public administration and judiciary in Bulgaria adopted
ESF programme for modernising public administration and judiciary in Bulgaria adopted (19/02/2015)

Investments will address challenges related to the efficiency of the administrations in providing quality, fast and affordable services for all groups of society

Bulgarian programme for science and education adopted
Bulgarian programme for science and education adopted (19/02/2015)

ESF investments will add significant value to the national education and social inclusion policies, addressing Bulgaria's challenges in education and training, including the provision of inclusive education

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.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Mazowieckie in Poland
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Mazowieckie in Poland (16/02/2015)

Mazowieckie will use ESF funding to invest in sustainable and quality jobs for labour market mobility, social inclusion and the fight against poverty, as well as education and training to improve competences and skills in the work place.

Boost for NGOs to promote inclusion
Boost for NGOs to promote inclusion (13/02/2015)

A new partly ESF-funded project has been established in the Croatian city of Pula to build the capacities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and promote social inclusion.

Commission adopts Hungary’s operational programme for territorial development
Commission adopts Hungary’s operational programme for territorial development (13/02/2015)

ESF funds support jobs, inclusion and anti-poverty measures to promote local economies and urban regeneration in Hungary.

Commission adopts the economic development operational programme for Hungary
Commission adopts the economic development operational programme for Hungary (13/02/2015)

Hungary targets higher employment with ESF funding, supporting low-skilled and young workers and a greater role for social enterprises.

Commission approves operational programme for Lower Saxony in Germany
Commission approves operational programme for Lower Saxony in Germany (13/02/2015)

The German region is investing in gender equality, job-related skills and social services to support a knowledge-based economy and an ageing population.

Commission approves operational programme for Swiętokrzyskie in Poland
Commission approves operational programme for Swiętokrzyskie in Poland (13/02/2015)

ESF investments target access to jobs and better education to make the region more competitive and increase living standards.

Commission approves operational programme for Małopolska in Poland
Commission approves operational programme for Małopolska in Poland (13/02/2015)

ESF spending in Małopolska focuses on employment, social inclusion, education and skills to support Poland’s goals for growth.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Województwa Lubelskiego in Poland
Commission adopts the operational programme for Województwa Lubelskiego in Poland (13/02/2015)

The ESF will focus on enhancing the region’s competitiveness by adapting and nurturing local skills and competences to promote inclusion and cohesion and boost the economy.

Commission approves operational programme for Podkarpackie Voivodeship in Poland
Commission approves operational programme for Podkarpackie Voivodeship in Poland (13/02/2015)

ESF investment targets social inclusion, job skills and education, supporting the region’s drive to be more competitive.

Commission approves operational programme for Zachodniopomorskiego in Poland
Commission approves operational programme for Zachodniopomorskiego in Poland (13/02/2015)

Job-related skills, equal opportunities and better educational outcomes are targeted, alongside measures for increasing social inclusion.

Commission adopts the operational programme for the Polish region of Pomorskie Voivodeship
Commission adopts the operational programme for the Polish region of Pomorskie Voivodeship (13/02/2015)

ESF funding will prioritise the promotion of sustainable and quality jobs in a mobile labour market, combating poverty and discrimination through social inclusion, and investing in education and training.

Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Warminsko-Mazurskie region in Poland
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Warminsko-Mazurskie region in Poland (13/02/2015)

The Warminsko-Mazurskie region aims to boost growth and jobs through a focus on promoting employment opportunities and skills.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Podlaskiego in Poland
Commission adopts the operational programme for Podlaskiego in Poland (13/02/2015)

By increasing the rate of employment, labour mobility and entrepreneurship, ESF funding aims to make Podlaskiego’s economy more competitive and the region more socially inclusive.

Motivating youths to volunteer, study and work
Motivating youths to volunteer, study and work (13/02/2015)

Instilling self-confidence in young people is at the heart of the ESF-funded project ‘Trust in Yourself’, run by the Lithuanian employment agency since 2013.

Latvia facilitates access to administrative services
Latvia facilitates access to administrative services (13/02/2015)

A one-stop administrative service centre has now opened its doors in Latvia's capital Riga. It is the first of several centres to be created in the country as part of the ESF drive for better public services.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Central Hungary
Commission adopts the operational programme for Central Hungary (13/02/2015)

The comprehensive programme aims to further develop the Hungarian region and help boost its competitiveness while, at the same time, reducing socio-economic inequality and unemployment.

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.

European Public Sector Award 2015
European Public Sector Award 2015 (06/02/2015)

The European Institute of Public Administration - EIPA - with the institutional and financial support of 12 European public partners – invites applications to the fifth European Public Sector Award – EPSA 2015.

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.

Better services for citizens
Better services for citizens (29/01/2015)

Cyprus is improving the capacity of its public administration with the help of ESF funding.

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.

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

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

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

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

Relatório da Comissão sublinha a importância dos novos empregos, das novas competências e da proteção social como motores do restabelecimento do emprego e do rendimento
Relatório da Comissão sublinha a importância dos novos empregos, das novas competências e da proteção social como motores do restabelecimento do emprego e do rendimento (19/01/2015)

As consequências e as lições extraídas da crise económica no domínio do emprego e do nível de vida são o tema do último relatório intitulado «Employment and Social Developments in Europe» (Evolução do emprego e da situação social na Europa) publicado pela Comissão em 15 de janeiro.

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

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

Maltese study examines classroom ‘shared reading’
Maltese study examines classroom ‘shared reading’ (16/01/2015)

Teachers' own attitudes towards shared reading largely determine their practices in the classroom, a part ESF-funded study finds.

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.

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

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

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.

Commission adopts operational programme for French Guiana
Commission adopts operational programme for French Guiana (24/12/2014)

The overseas region of Guiana will target ESF investments at young jobseekers and school dropouts, the long-term unemployed and people facing exclusion.

Commission adopts operational programme for the French overseas region of Mayotte
Commission adopts operational programme for the French overseas region of Mayotte (24/12/2014)

Mayotte will use ESF funding to boost skills among the unqualified, the poorly-qualified and young people with the aim of boosting employment and growth.

Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Martinique, France
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Martinique, France (24/12/2014)

Young people and the low-skilled will be the main beneficiaries of ESF investments in Martinique.

Commission adopts operational programme for Lorraine in France
Commission adopts operational programme for Lorraine in France (24/12/2014)

Lifelong learning, training, qualifications and young jobseekers are at the forefront of Lorraine’s ESF investment plans aimed at helping the region reach its Europe 2020 targets.

A Comissão adota programa operacional para a região de Lisboa, em Portugal
A Comissão adota programa operacional para a região de Lisboa, em Portugal (23/12/2014)

Entre as principais prioridades do FSE para a região, o desenvolvimento de um mercado de trabalho sustentável e dotado de mobilidade, a promoção da inclusão social e o investimento na educação e formação assumem especial importância.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Sardinia
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Sardinia (23/12/2014)

Education and young jobseekers are at the heart of Sardinia’s ESF investment plans which target better and more relevant skills among its workforce.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Sicily, Italy
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Sicily, Italy (23/12/2014)

ESF investment in Sicily is targeting education, skills and social inclusion with the aim of achieving sustainable and inclusive growth.

Commission approves operational programme for Abruzzo in Italy
Commission approves operational programme for Abruzzo in Italy (23/12/2014)

Abruzzo is focusing ESF investment on employment, with education and social inclusion initiatives supporting growth that benefits more of the region’s population.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Guadeloupe and St Martin
Commission adopts the operational programme for Guadeloupe and St Martin (23/12/2014)

The ESF aims to help jobseekers in the French overseas territory of Guadeloupe and St Martin improve their chances of finding work, and to raise standards in the public employment service.

Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Guadeloupe
Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Guadeloupe (23/12/2014)

The French oversees territory of Guadeloupe aims to boost employability among jobseekers and youth through higher qualifications and training in work-related skills.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Guyana
Commission adopts the operational programme for Guyana (23/12/2014)

The ESF will invest in education and training in the French overseas territory of Guyana to ensure that workforce competences and skills are adapted to the labour market and public and socio-economic requirements.

Commission approves operational programme for Marche in Italy
Commission approves operational programme for Marche in Italy (23/12/2014)

Jobseekers and people excluded from the labour market are the principal beneficiaries of ESN funding in Marche, promoting growth and social inclusion.

Commission adopts operational programmes for seven Polish regions
Commission adopts operational programmes for seven Polish regions (23/12/2014)

ESF funding in Poland will help the regions to address the key structural challenges they face in employment, education, health and social inclusion.

Commission adopts Italian ESF operational programme for social inclusion
Commission adopts Italian ESF operational programme for social inclusion (23/12/2014)

Better and more accessible public services for the most disadvantaged groups is central to Italy’s ESF strategy for social inclusion.

Commission adopts ESF programme for French overseas department of Martinique
Commission adopts ESF programme for French overseas department of Martinique (23/12/2014)

Martinique’s ESF programme targets higher employment, supported by education and social inclusion measures that are guided by local development strategies.

Operational Programme for the Ile-de-France and the Inter-basin of the Seine
Operational Programme for the Ile-de-France and the Inter-basin of the Seine (23/12/2014)

Investments in Ile-de-France will address education, training, social inclusion of marginalized communities, support for most fragile regions and SMEs, as well as environmental issues

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy (23/12/2014)

Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region is directing training, education and better social services at jobseekers and disadvantaged groups for social inclusion and growth.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Réunion
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Réunion (23/12/2014)

The Isle of Réunion will focus ESF spending on its more disadvantaged groups with the aim of improving skills and employability.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Slovenia
Commission adopts the operational programme for Slovenia (22/12/2014)

The wide-ranging programme will prioritise investment in determining the country’s growth potential, encouraging economic development and prosperity, and identifying disparities across the two regions.

A Comissão adota programa operacional multifundos para a região da Madeira, em Portugal
A Comissão adota programa operacional multifundos para a região da Madeira, em Portugal (22/12/2014)

A região da Madeira irá utilizar fundos do FSE para fomentar o emprego, a inclusão social e o seu sistema de ensino, a fim de incentivar o crescimento e a coesão e cumprir as metas da UE.

A Comissão adota programa operacional para a região dos Açores, em Portugal
A Comissão adota programa operacional para a região dos Açores, em Portugal (22/12/2014)

No âmbito do programa operacional multifundos para a região dos Açores, o FSE visa promover o acesso à educação, à aprendizagem ao longo da vida, à formação e ao emprego.

A Comissão adota programa operacional para a região do Algarve, em Portugal
A Comissão adota programa operacional para a região do Algarve, em Portugal (22/12/2014)

O investimento do FSE na região do Algarve está a apoiar a criação de emprego, a formação, a educação e a inclusão social a fim de fortalecer a economia da região.

A Comissão adota programa operacional para a região Centro de Portugal
A Comissão adota programa operacional para a região Centro de Portugal (22/12/2014)

Durante a vigência do programa, o FSE centrar-se-á principalmente no reforço da economia regional, no desenvolvimento sustentável e na coesão interna através de medidas inovadoras de promoção da educação, formação e emprego de maior qualidade e socialmente útil.

A Comissão adota programa operacional para a região Norte de Portugal
A Comissão adota programa operacional para a região Norte de Portugal (22/12/2014)

A região Norte de Portugal está a investir fundos do FSE em projetos locais e regionais de educação, formação e emprego a fim de incentivar o crescimento sustentável e inclusivo.

A Comissão adota programa operacional multifundos para a região do Alentejo, em Portugal
A Comissão adota programa operacional multifundos para a região do Alentejo, em Portugal (22/12/2014)

O Alentejo vai investir fundos do FSE para melhorar a educação, aumentar a taxa de emprego das pessoas que se defrontam com obstáculos e apoiar a inclusão social.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany (22/12/2014)

The operational programme for North Rhine-Westphalia will tackle the employment, social and demographic challenges facing the region.

Commission adopts operational programme for Poitou-Charentes in France
Commission adopts operational programme for Poitou-Charentes in France (22/12/2014)

The Poitou-Charentes region is promoting entrepreneurship and training to boost employment, particularly among women and poorly-qualified workers.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Corsica in France
Commission adopts the operational programme for Corsica in France (22/12/2014)

The Corsica region must help jobseekers, both young and old, to become better qualified and equipped to fill the growing number of vacancies being created by those reaching retirement age.

Commission adopts national and multi-fund investment programmes for Greece
Commission adopts national and multi-fund investment programmes for Greece (22/12/2014)

The three national programmes adopted, reinforced by 13 tailored strategic regional programmes – based on proposals from the regions themselves – will strengthen Greece’s efforts to exit the economic crisis.

Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Picardy, France
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Picardy, France (22/12/2014)

Picardy is targeting young people in its ESF operational programme, as well as general skills among the wider workforce.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Autonoma di Trento, Italy
Commission adopts the operational programme for Autonoma di Trento, Italy (22/12/2014)

ESF funding in the Autonoma di Trento region supports higher employment for young people, women and disadvantaged groups to promote social inclusion and growth.

Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in France
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in France (22/12/2014)

ESF spending in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is targeted primarily at its young people, whether qualified, unqualified or facing difficult circumstances.

Commission adopts multi-fund programme for the Pays de la Loire region, France
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for the Pays de la Loire region, France (22/12/2014)

School students, young jobseekers, the poorly-qualified and older workers are targeted by the Loire region’s ESF strategy to meet employment needs.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany (21/12/2014)

Rhineland-Palatinate will focus on job creation, social inclusion, education and lifelong learning to boost economic growth and help the region remain competitive in the face of economic and demographic challenges ahead.

Commission adopts operational programme for Åland
Commission adopts operational programme for Åland (21/12/2014)

Finland’s autonomous region of Åland is investing ESF funds in education, job skills and social inclusion to boost youth employment, equality and economic diversity.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Basilicata in Italy
Commission adopts the operational programme for Basilicata in Italy (21/12/2014)

The ESF programme in Italy’s Basilicata region promotes sustainable employment and growth, with a focus on young people, women and disadvantaged groups.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Lombardy in Italy
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Lombardy in Italy (21/12/2014)

Lombardy’s ESF programme will provide a broad range of support to improving employment in the region, with a focus on persuading school students to stay on and get qualified.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for the Valle d’Aosta region in Italy
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for the Valle d’Aosta region in Italy (19/12/2014)

Valle d’Aosta is using ESF funding to target education, social inclusion and employment as drivers for future growth.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Scotland
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Scotland (19/12/2014)

ESF spending in Scotland will take innovative approaches to boosting qualifications and employment, and reducing poverty.

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

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

Commission adopts ESF programme for the region of Brussels
Commission adopts ESF programme for the region of Brussels (19/12/2014)

ESF investments in Brussels address the important socio-economic challenges of the region and support in particular young people and disadvantaged persons

A Comissão adota um programa operacional multifundos para Portugal
A Comissão adota um programa operacional multifundos para Portugal (19/12/2014)

O investimento do FSE impulsionará as competências e qualificações, aumentando simultaneamente a possibilidade de as autoridades públicas apoiarem o crescimento e o emprego.

Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Haute Normandie in France
Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Haute Normandie in France (19/12/2014)

Poorly-qualified jobseekers, especially the young, are the target of Haute Normandie’s investment in qualifications and lifelong learning for inclusive, smart growth.

OP for Greek public administration reform adopted
OP for Greek public administration reform adopted (19/12/2014)

ESF investment will contribute significantly to making the Greek public administration one of the key pillars for the recovery of the country through the enhancement of its effectiveness and efficiency

Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Limousin region in France
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Limousin region in France (19/12/2014)

Limousin will use ESF spending to implement innovative approaches to boosting skills, in particular among the least qualified jobseekers in the region.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Alsace
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Alsace (19/12/2014)

The Alsace region in France will use ESF funding to boost education, skills and qualifications; as well as supporting new enterprises and the social economy.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Italy’s Piemonte region
Commission adopts the operational programme for Italy’s Piemonte region (19/12/2014)

Investment and growth are driving ESF funding in Piemonte, where the focus is on improving training, promoting social inclusion and finding a better work-life balance.

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.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Brandenburg in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Brandenburg in Germany (19/12/2014)

Brandenburg will use ESF funding to support sustainable employment and mobility, promote social inclusion and invest in education and training to boost skills and lifelong learning.

Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Brittany in France
Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Brittany in France (19/12/2014)

Brittany will use ESF spending to focus on education and training in order to boost skills levels across the region.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Lazio in Italy
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Lazio in Italy (18/12/2014)

Young people and marginalised groups are the focus of Lazio’s targets for employment, access to childcare and other services, and education.

ESF programme
ESF programme "Knowledge Education Development" for Poland adopted (18/12/2014)

The Polish ESF OP addresses key structural challenges in the fields of employment, social inclusion, health, education and public administration

Greek Operational Programme
Greek Operational Programme "Human Resources" adopted (18/12/2014)

ESF investments in Greece will address the impact of the prolonged recession, particularly in employment, as well as education, skills and life-long learning

Commission adopts the operational programme for Umbria in Italy
Commission adopts the operational programme for Umbria in Italy (18/12/2014)

Investment and growth are driving ESF funding in Umbria, where the focus is on improving training, promoting social inclusion and finding a better work-life balance.

Commission adopts the programme for investment and growth in Tuscany in Italy
Commission adopts the programme for investment and growth in Tuscany in Italy (18/12/2014)

By reinforcing labour market policy, the ESF in Tuscany will support job creation by giving workers the education and skills they need.

Commission adopts multi-fund programme for mainland of Finland
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for mainland of Finland (18/12/2014)

ESF investment in Finland will target jobs, education and social inclusion in order to raise overall workforce skills and help more people onto the labour market.

ESF Operational Programme adopted for Luxembourg
ESF Operational Programme adopted for Luxembourg (18/12/2014)

The ESF invests in education, training and vocational training and aims to reduce overall unemployment rates, and particularly youth unemployment rates

ESF and YEI programme for Croatia adopted
ESF and YEI programme for Croatia adopted (18/12/2014)

Operational programme to boost employment, education, social inclusion and public administration reform

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

Commission adopts ESF Operational Programme for improved education in Italy
Commission adopts ESF Operational Programme for improved education in Italy (18/12/2014)

Over EUR 3 billion are invested in education as a key element for growth and jobs

A Comissão adota programa do FSE para o capital humano em Portugal
A Comissão adota programa do FSE para o capital humano em Portugal (18/12/2014)

O ensino, a formação e as qualificações constituem o foco do programa operacional do FSE para o capital humano em Portugal, promovendo o crescimento e a inclusão social.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Northern Ireland
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Northern Ireland (18/12/2014)

More and better skills is the main objective of Northern Ireland’s ESF programme which targets young people and the disadvantaged in particular.

Commission adopts operational programme for Nord-Pas de Calais
Commission adopts operational programme for Nord-Pas de Calais (17/12/2014)

Nord-Pas de Calais’ operational programme is promoting higher qualifications, job-related skills and apprenticeships to tackle unemployment and social exclusion.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Liguria in Italy
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Liguria in Italy (16/12/2014)

ESF spending in Liguria will focus on employability, equal opportunities and helping young people make the transition from education into high-quality jobs.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Veneto in Italy
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Veneto in Italy (16/12/2014)

Veneto will invest ESF funding in education and training to help people find and keep work, while increasing social inclusion.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Emilia-Romagna in Italy
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Emilia-Romagna in Italy (16/12/2014)

Emilia-Romagna will invest ESF funding in measures to boost the skills and employability of its more disadvantaged citizens.

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

OP for Wallonia and the Wallonia-Brussels Community of Belgium adopted
OP for Wallonia and the Wallonia-Brussels Community of Belgium adopted (15/12/2014)

ESF spending focuses on improved education and training, and better chances for young people and those facing multiple obstacles to finding work.

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 multi-fund programme for Estonia
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Estonia (12/12/2014)

ESF funding for education, employment, healthcare and social services is part of a comprehensive investment in Estonia for growth and social inclusion.

Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Lower Normandy
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for Lower Normandy (12/12/2014)

Lower Normandy in France is targeting ESF investment on raising the skill levels of its most poorly-qualified citizens.

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

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

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

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

Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Midi-Pyrénées and Garonne in France
Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Midi-Pyrénées and Garonne in France (12/12/2014)

ESF spending plans in the Midi-Pyrénées and Garonne region will target education, training and qualifications as pathways into work.

Two ESF programmes for Wales adopted
Two ESF programmes for Wales adopted (11/12/2014)

Two ESF programmes aim to add value to wider investment objectives so that together they can support sustainable jobs and growth in Wales

Commission adopts ESF programme for Berlin
Commission adopts ESF programme for Berlin (11/12/2014)

Germany’s capital city will focus ESF spending on education and training, as well as social inclusion with women, migrants and young people as the main targets.

A Comissão adota programa do FSE para a inclusão social em Portugal
A Comissão adota programa do FSE para a inclusão social em Portugal (11/12/2014)

Os jovens e as pessoas em risco de exclusão e pobreza estão no centro do programa do FSE para a inclusão social em Portugal.

Commission adopts
Commission adopts "Human Resources" OP for Slovakia (11/12/2014)

The European Commission has adopted the Slovakian Operational Programme "Human Resources" for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF), the Youth Unemployment Initiative (YEI) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the period 2014-2020.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for the German-speaking Community in Belgium
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for the German-speaking Community in Belgium (10/12/2014)

With a strong emphasis on social measures, ESF spending focuses on education and training for young people and those facing multiple obstacles to finding work.

Commission adopts the ESF programme for Saxony-Anhalt in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF programme for Saxony-Anhalt in Germany (09/12/2014)

The operational programme for ESF spending in Saxony-Anhalt has a strong focus on helping disadvantaged groups improve their job prospects.

ESF programme for Sweden adopted
ESF programme for Sweden adopted (08/12/2014)

The European Commission has adopted the Swedish Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in the period 2014-2020.

Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Champagne-Ardenne region in France
Commission adopts multi-fund operational programme for Champagne-Ardenne region in France (08/12/2014)

The operational programme targets education and training opportunities that are aligned with the region’s changing jobs and business environment.

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.

Ajudar novas empresas a nascer
Ajudar novas empresas a nascer (05/12/2014)

Um projeto financiado pelo FSE em Portugal ajuda pessoas desempregadas a iniciarem o seu próprio negócio.

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.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Bourgogne
Commission adopts the operational programme for Bourgogne (04/12/2014)

Bourgogne will focus ESF funding on improving the skills and qualifications of poorly-qualified or marginalised jobseekers, with high-quality apprenticeships a priority.

Commission adopts multi-fund programme for the Centre region in France
Commission adopts multi-fund programme for the Centre region in France (04/12/2014)

France’s Centre region will focus ESF spending on raising skills and qualifications and improving the employability of its young people.

Commission adopts ESF public administration programme for Slovakia
Commission adopts ESF public administration programme for Slovakia (03/12/2014)

The programme ensures investment in strengthened institutional capacity and effectiveness as well as an effective judicial system and increased law enforceability.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Auvergne in France
Commission adopts the operational programme for Auvergne in France (02/12/2014)

Auvergne is using ESF funding to boost employment by supporting new businesses and helping poorly-qualified jobseekers ¬improve their skills and qualifications.

ESF programme for Austria adopted
ESF programme for Austria adopted (01/12/2014)

On 28 November, the European Commission has adopted the Austrian Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in the period 2014-2020.

Commission adopts first ESF operational programme for Bulgaria
Commission adopts first ESF operational programme for Bulgaria (28/11/2014)

The ESF in Bulgaria is looking to generate more jobs and inclusiveness while reducing poverty, in order to reach its employment and social goals for 2020.

Commission adopts ESF programme for Flanders in Belgium
Commission adopts ESF programme for Flanders in Belgium (28/11/2014)

The Flemish ESF operational programme will complement national and regional measures aimed at boosting employment and social inclusion.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Franche-Comté and Jura
Commission adopts the operational programme for Franche-Comté and Jura (28/11/2014)

ESF investment in Franche-Comté and Jura focuses on improving skills and qualifications to support job creation in the local economy.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Aquitaine in France
Commission adopts the operational programme for Aquitaine in France (28/11/2014)

Aquitaine will use ESF funding to boost youth skills and employment, reduce university drop-out rates and spread the spirit of entrepreneurship wider.

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.

Commission adopts the operational programme for Languedoc-Roussillon in France
Commission adopts the operational programme for Languedoc-Roussillon in France (27/11/2014)

ESF spending in Languedoc-Roussillon is targeting youth work skills, job-related skills and lifelong learning to increase employment.

Commission adopts operational programme for the Rhône-Alpes in France
Commission adopts operational programme for the Rhône-Alpes in France (27/11/2014)

ESF investment in the Rhône-Alpes seeks employment growth in the face of particular demographic and economic challenges.

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.

Commission adopts ‘support and coordination’ programme for France
Commission adopts ‘support and coordination’ programme for France (27/11/2014)

France’s national-level Europ’Act programme will ensure better outcomes for the many regional programmes, including in overseas departments and territories.

Commission adopts ESF programme for Saxony
Commission adopts ESF programme for Saxony (21/11/2014)

Saxony is targeting ESF funding at its education system in order to boost opportunities for all and ensure a strong skills-base for the future.

Extra classes, extra opportunities
Extra classes, extra opportunities (21/11/2014)

Secondary school students in the Polish city of Siemianowice can get free extracurricular classes in an ESF-funded project.

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

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

Commission adopts ESF programme for Saarland
Commission adopts ESF programme for Saarland (20/11/2014)

The ESF operational programme for Saarland in Germany will devote more than half of its investments to the area of social inclusion.

Open access to legal texts
Open access to legal texts (20/11/2014)

An ESF-funded web portal makes up-to-date national legislation available to Romanian citizens and businesses.

Partnership agreement with Ireland adopted
Partnership agreement with Ireland adopted (18/11/2014)

On 18 November 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Ireland, paving the way for more than €500 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Commission adopts Latvia’s operational programme
Commission adopts Latvia’s operational programme (17/11/2014)

Latvia’s multi-fund operational programme targets ESF funding at a more competitive and fairer economy with higher employment

Nova ferramenta para uma maior igualdade de género no FSE
Nova ferramenta para uma maior igualdade de género no FSE (17/11/2014)

A European Community of Practice on Gender Mainstreaming (Comunidade Europeia de Práticas sobre a Integração das Questões de Género, GenderCoP) desenvolveu uma ferramenta destinada a melhorar a qualidade e a eficácia dos processos dos Fundos Estruturais a nível da UE e dos Estados-Membros, através do fornecimento de explicações claras sobre os requisitos do FSE e exemplos de boas práticas sobre como alcançar a igualdade de género em todos os ciclos do FSE.

Commission adopts ESF programme for Bremen
Commission adopts ESF programme for Bremen (17/11/2014)

Bremen is investing ESF funding to mobilise a larger and better skilled workforce by reaching out to unemployed and disadvantaged groups.

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.

Courage to remove barriers
Courage to remove barriers (06/11/2014)

An ESF-funded project supports the transformation of social care for people with disabilities in Slovakia.

Bolsas de estágio na área marinha
Bolsas de estágio na área marinha (06/11/2014)

O Observatório Oceânico da Madeira concede bolsas de estágio financiadas pelo FSE.

Supporting the social economy
Supporting the social economy (06/11/2014)

Thanks to ESF funding, representatives of the NGO sector can get free management training in the Polish area of Ostrołęka.

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.

Partnership agreement with Spain adopted
Partnership agreement with Spain adopted (30/10/2014)

On 30 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Spain, paving the way for more than €7.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Croatia adopted
Partnership agreement with Croatia adopted (30/10/2014)

On 30 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Croatia, paving the way for more than €1.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Slovenia adopted
Partnership agreement with Slovenia adopted (30/10/2014)

On 30 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Slovenia, paving the way for more than €700 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Luxembourg adopted
Partnership agreement with Luxembourg adopted (30/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Luxembourg, paving the way for €20 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Malta adopted
Partnership agreement with Malta adopted (30/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Malta, paving the way for more than €100 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Hessen
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Hessen (29/10/2014)

The ESF operational programme (OP) takes a particular focus on helping disadvantaged people get into work and combating social exclusion

Partnership agreement with the United Kingdom adopted
Partnership agreement with the United Kingdom adopted (29/10/2014)

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.

Partnership agreement with Sweden adopted
Partnership agreement with Sweden adopted (29/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Sweden, paving the way for €774 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Belgium adopted
Partnership agreement with Belgium adopted (29/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Belgium, paving the way for more than €1 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Italy adopted
Partnership agreement with Italy adopted (29/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Italy, paving the way for more than €10 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Commission adopts the ESF programme for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF programme for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany (27/10/2014)

The ESF operational programme for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has a clear focus on its young people and solutions to demographic challenges

The Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Bavaria
The Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Bavaria (27/10/2014)

Bavaria’s ESF programme is boosting its workforce by focusing on skills and opportunities for those from peripheral groups such as the young, old or excluded

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.

Federal ESF programme for Germany adopted
Federal ESF programme for Germany adopted (21/10/2014)

The European Commission has today adopted the German federal Operational Programme for the implementation of the ESF in the period 2014-2020.

Partnership agreement with Austria adopted
Partnership agreement with Austria adopted (17/10/2014)

On 17 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Austria, paving the way for €442 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

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.

Commission adopts ESF programme for Hamburg
Commission adopts ESF programme for Hamburg (16/10/2014)

The city of Hamburg is deploying ESF funding to ensure it has the skilled, qualified and inclusive workforce the future demands

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.

Modernising Public Administration: Commission discusses with Member States
Modernising Public Administration: Commission discusses with Member States (13/10/2014)

The European Commission organised a policy discussion with Member States on the modernisation of public administration.

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

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

Adoption of the operational programme for metropolitan France
Adoption of the operational programme for metropolitan France (10/10/2014)

The European Commission has today adopted the French national Operational Programme for the implementation of the ESF in mainland France in the period 2014-2020.

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.

Partnership agreement with Finland adopted
Partnership agreement with Finland adopted (07/10/2014)

On 7 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Finland, paving the way for more than €500 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Baden-Württemberg
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Baden-Württemberg (07/10/2014)

Baden-Württemberg in Germany designs its ESF operational programme to meet the employment and economic challenges the region is facing

Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Thuringia in Germany
Commission adopts the ESF operational programme for Thuringia in Germany (06/10/2014)

With an emphasis on local solutions to local problems, the ESF operational programme (OP) in Thuringia addresses the region’s particular economic and demographic challenges

Catching the big fish together
Catching the big fish together (03/10/2014)

Thanks to ESF-funding, future Czech fishermen can go to Poland to practice their skills.

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.

Books for the blind
Books for the blind (25/09/2014)

A library for blind and visually impaired people recently opened its doors in Ljubljana.

Redes de aprendizagem do FSE: uma experiência de aprendizagem transnacional eficaz
Redes de aprendizagem do FSE: uma experiência de aprendizagem transnacional eficaz (24/09/2014)

O relatório final de avaliação da eficácia, da eficiência e da pertinência das redes de aprendizagem do FSE foi publicado em 3 de julho. Apesar de poderem ser melhoradas, as redes demonstraram ser um conjunto de fóruns valiosos para o intercâmbio de ideias, competências e abordagens inovadoras, como confirma o relatório.

Schleswig-Holstein launches ESF operational programme
Schleswig-Holstein launches ESF operational programme (23/09/2014)

The Schleswig-Holstein region in Germany has launched its European Social Fund programme for the period 2014-2020, aimed at skills and inclusion and tailored to local circumstances

Lithuania opts for combined operational programme
Lithuania opts for combined operational programme (23/09/2014)

Lithuania launches a multi-fund operational programme (OP) that concentrates on key drivers for competitiveness

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

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

Adoption of ESF Operational Programme for the Netherlands
Adoption of ESF Operational Programme for the Netherlands (19/09/2014)

The Commission has adopted the Dutch national Operational Programme for the implementation of the ESF in the period 2014-2020. This programme outlines the priorities and objectives to spend over 1 billion euros (of which over 500 million from the EU budget) contributing to strengthening economic growth and jobs in all Dutch regions.

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.

Boosting development through research and innovation
Boosting development through research and innovation (11/09/2014)

In the Spanish region of Aragón, young researchers and established research groups will benefit from nearly €5 million in the coming years.

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.

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

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

Partnership agreement with Hungary adopted
Partnership agreement with Hungary adopted (29/08/2014)

On 29 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Hungary, paving the way for more than €4.7 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

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.

Partnership agreement with the Czech Republic adopted
Partnership agreement with the Czech Republic adopted (27/08/2014)

On 26 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with the Czech Republic, paving the way for more than €3.4 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with the Netherlands adopted
Partnership agreement with the Netherlands adopted (22/08/2014)

On 22 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with the Netherlands, paving the way for more than €500 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with France adopted
Partnership agreement with France adopted (12/08/2014)

On 8 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with France, paving the way for more than €6 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Bulgaria adopted
Partnership agreement with Bulgaria adopted (11/08/2014)

On 7 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Bulgaria, paving the way for around €1.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years - a 20% increase compared to the previous period.

Partnership agreement with Romania adopted
Partnership agreement with Romania adopted (08/08/2014)

On 6 August 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Romania, paving the way for close to €5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Better administration
Better administration (07/08/2014)

A district in Bulgaria is offering training to boost the skills of its public administrators

Hands-on career guidance
Hands-on career guidance (07/08/2014)

Romanian school students are getting better prepared for their career choices with visits to future workplaces

Adoption of ESF Operational Programme for Denmark
Adoption of ESF Operational Programme for Denmark (04/08/2014)

The Commission has adopted today the Danish national Operational Programme for the implementation of the ESF in the period 2014-2020. This programme outlines the priorities and objectives to spend 400 million euros (of which over 200 from EU budget) contributing to strengthening economic growth in all Danish regions.

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

Foi adotado o acordo de parceria com Portugal
Foi adotado o acordo de parceria com Portugal (30/07/2014)

Em 30 de julho de 2014, a Comissão adotou um acordo de parceria com Portugal, abrindo caminho a 7,5 mil milhões de euros (preços correntes) em financiamento do Fundo Social Europeu nos próximos sete anos.

Capital de arranque social
Capital de arranque social (25/07/2014)

Em Portugal, um projeto do FSE para combater o desemprego ajuda a criar 50 microempresas

‘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

6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion
6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion (23/07/2014)

The European Commission's 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion published today shows that EU Cohesion Policy is delivering on the growth goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe.

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

More inclusion and independence
More inclusion and independence (11/07/2014)

ESF co-funds a project in Croatia to improve the social services on offer to young people

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

Focused approach
Focused approach (04/07/2014)

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

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

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

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

Picking winners
Picking winners (26/06/2014)

ESF funding is encouraging the creation of innovative companies in Lithuania

Better legal language
Better legal language (23/06/2014)

A new court-interpreter training course in Finland will give a boost to the justice system

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

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

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

Partnership agreement with Lithuania adopted
Partnership agreement with Lithuania adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Lithuania, paving the way for more than €1.1 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years, including measures for supporting youth employment.

Partnership agreement with Estonia adopted
Partnership agreement with Estonia adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Estonia, paving the way for almost €600 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Cyprus adopted
Partnership agreement with Cyprus adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Cyprus, paving the way for almost €130 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Slovakia adopted
Partnership agreement with Slovakia adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Slovakia, paving the way for some €2.2 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Latvia adopted
Partnership agreement with Latvia adopted (20/06/2014)

On 20 June 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Latvia, paving the way for over € 600 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

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

Licensed to skill
Licensed to skill (06/06/2014)

An ESF co-funded technology centre for school students aims to boost interest in science

Ilhas de talento
Ilhas de talento (06/06/2014)

O FSE apoia novos cursos de formação profissional nos Açores (Portugal) destinados a aumentar as aptidões

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.

Digital diplomas
Digital diplomas (28/05/2014)

Jobseekers in Spain are getting IT skills to support culture and heritage

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

Partnership agreement with Poland adopted
Partnership agreement with Poland adopted (26/05/2014)

On 23 May 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Poland, paving the way for over € 13 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Greece adopted
Partnership agreement with Greece adopted (26/05/2014)

On 23 May 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Greece, paving the way for nearly €4 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Partnership agreement with Germany adopted
Partnership agreement with Germany adopted (22/05/2014)

On 22 May 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Germany, paving the way for € 7.5 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Realizações do FSE 2007-2012: síntese final
Realizações do FSE 2007-2012: síntese final (21/05/2014)

A Comissão Europeia publicou uma avaliação por peritos das realizações do Fundo Social Europeu (FSE) ao longo do período de 2007-2012. Elaborado por uma rede de peritos de todos os Estados-Membros, o relatório consiste numa síntese das principais conclusões contidas nos relatórios por país sobre a revisão das avaliações nacionais, combinada com informações dos relatórios anuais de execução do FSE.

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

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

Aprender em Lisboa
Aprender em Lisboa (16/05/2014)

Jovens polacos estudantes de hotelaria obtêm certificados internacionais em Portugal graças a um projeto do FSE

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

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

Enabling learning
Enabling learning (09/05/2014)

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

Training programme extended
Training programme extended (09/05/2014)

Estonia is making more ESF funding available for adult education and training

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

Partnership agreement with Denmark adopted
Partnership agreement with Denmark adopted (06/05/2014)

On 5 May 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with Denmark, setting out the strategies and investment priorities for the European Structural and Investment Funds in this country.

Adoção do primeiro acordo de parceria
Adoção do primeiro acordo de parceria (05/05/2014)

A Comissão Europeia adotou o primeiro de 28 «acordos de parceria» que definem as estratégias a implementar nos Estados-Membros e regiões da UE relativamente aos Fundos Estruturais e de Investimento Europeus.

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

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

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

A restaurant in Brittany is helping immigrant women to integrate better

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

With ESF support the first Roma restaurant opens in Slovenia

Adult learners
Adult learners (25/04/2014)

A union and university partnership helps students develop skills and work opportunities

Finer Finnish skills
Finer Finnish skills (25/04/2014)

In Finland, immigrant entrepreneurs are being helped with focused language training

Healthcare with foresight
Healthcare with foresight (25/04/2014)

In Slovakia, the ESF is promoting specific medical specialisation training to avoid future shortages

Top teachers
Top teachers (11/04/2014)

Slovak school wins prize for the most successful implementation of an EU project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hands-on graduates
Hands-on graduates (04/04/2014)

Universities in Slovakia are offering more practical training to students with the help of companies

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

Customised learning for at-risk students
Customised learning for at-risk students (27/03/2014)

A Danish school is using ESF help to encourage at-risk students to stay on and train for jobs

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

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

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

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

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

Developing young talent
Developing young talent (13/03/2014)

Slovenia deploys ESF funding to boost the employment of young people in electronic publishing and cultural and arts education

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

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

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

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

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

Roma on the beat
Roma on the beat (24/02/2014)

In the Czech Republic Roma assistants are helping the police connect better to local communities

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

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

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

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

Scotland boosts college places
Scotland boosts college places (14/02/2014)

Scotland is investing GBP 13 million (EUR 15 million) in new college places in areas that are in particular demand by employers

Skills from Spacelabs
Skills from Spacelabs (14/02/2014)

In Vienna, a programme for young people is encouraging them to get formal qualifications as well as practical skills

Mightier Aphrodite
Mightier Aphrodite (14/02/2014)

The ESF in Cyprus is investing in capacity building in its municipal and community leaders

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

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

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

FSE: medidas de sucesso para 2014-2020
FSE: medidas de sucesso para 2014-2020 (05/02/2014)

A conferência de lançamento do FSE, a realizar em Bruxelas nos dias 6 e 7 de fevereiro, analisará as políticas que o FSE poderá e deverá apoiar no âmbito das novas prioridades de investimento, bem como novos métodos de utilização do FSE.

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

From theory to practice
From theory to practice (29/01/2014)

In Poland, new university laboratories will help students practice their skills and prepare themselves for better jobs

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

Valuable visits
Valuable visits (24/01/2014)

Young Bulgarian researchers are getting the chance to sharpen their skills through visits to science centres abroad

An appetite for learning
An appetite for learning (16/01/2014)

In France, a vocational school is helping young drop-outs reconnect with education

Financiar mulheres com ideias
Financiar mulheres com ideias (16/01/2014)

Em Portugal, as mulheres empresárias estão a usar o financiamento de apoio ao arranque para tornar as suas ideias de negócio em realidade

Early integration
Early integration (16/01/2014)

Croatia implements an EU-funded programme for children with disabilities

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

The Lithuanian Labour Exchange launches measures for older jobseekers

Praises and prizes
Praises and prizes (10/01/2014)

Four neighbourhood social inclusion projects in France have received awards for their work

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

A stronger role for partners in running the ESF
A stronger role for partners in running the ESF (07/01/2014)

The Commission has adopted a common set of standards to improve consultation, participation and dialogue with partners during the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

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

Successful services for immigrants
Successful services for immigrants (19/12/2013)

A successful ESF immigrant support project is being proposed as a permanent service in Finland

LEAPing social barriers
LEAPing social barriers (19/12/2013)

Malta has launched a project to combat poverty and exclusion as part of social policy reforms

Council adopts cohesion policy package for 2014-2020
Council adopts cohesion policy package for 2014-2020 (17/12/2013)

On 16 December, the Council adopted the cohesion policy package for 2014-2020, marking the end of two and a half years of negotiations.

“Não os podemos desiludir”
“Não os podemos desiludir” (13/12/2013)

Novo compromisso legal dos Estados-Membros para alcançar resultados tangíveis na inclusão das pessoas de etnia cigana

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

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

University upgrade
University upgrade (11/12/2013)

The ESF is promoting ‘universities of the future’ in Romania with the latest IT technologies

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

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

Easier use of cohesion policy funding to counter the crisis
Easier use of cohesion policy funding to counter the crisis (06/12/2013)

On 5 December, the Council adopted a regulation aimed at facilitating the use of funding from the EU cohesion policy for 2007-2013 in order to counter the crisis. This confirmed an agreement reached earlier between the Lithuanian presidency and representatives of the European Parliament and the Commission.

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

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

Headmasters as lifelong learners
Headmasters as lifelong learners (06/12/2013)

An education project in Slovenia is giving the profession of headmaster a boost

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

FSE: cada vez mais conhecido
FSE: cada vez mais conhecido (05/12/2013)

Devagar, mas com convicção, os cidadãos europeus conhecem cada vez melhor o Fundo Social Europeu (FSE) e o seu trabalho. O inquérito 2013 do Eurobarómetro sobre o clima social na Europa confirma este aumento do conhecimento. Quando foi perguntado se já tinham ouvido falar do FSE, 44 % dos inquiridos responderam que sim, em comparação com os 33 % em 2006.

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

Latvia lifts social services
Latvia lifts social services (29/11/2013)

Better social services are the result of an ESF project in Latvia

Adoção do Regulamento do FSE pelo Parlamento Europeu
Adoção do Regulamento do FSE pelo Parlamento Europeu (20/11/2013)

Um dia após a adoção do Quadro Financeiro Plurianual (QFP) da UE para os anos de 2014 a 2020, o Parlamento Europeu adotou hoje o Regulamento do Fundo Social Europeu (FSE), assim como o Regulamento de Cláusulas Comuns para Todos os Fundos Europeus Estruturais e de Investimento.

Parlamento Europeu aprova quadro financeiro plurianual 2014-2020
Parlamento Europeu aprova quadro financeiro plurianual 2014-2020 (19/11/2013)

O Parlamento Europeu deu hoje o seu voto favorável ao Quadro Financeiro Plurianual (QFP) da UE para o período de 2014 a 2020. A aprovação do PE abre o caminho para a aprovação final deste instrumento pelo Conselho nas próximas semanas.

Civil Licit: Hungary’s auction for social responsibility
Civil Licit: Hungary’s auction for social responsibility (15/11/2013)

Civil Licit, Hungary’s sustainability-auction launched on 12 November, attracted considerable attention this year.

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

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

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

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

Talent spotting
Talent spotting (15/11/2013)

The Danish ‘Talent pathway’ project is offering something more to talented students from vocational colleges

Truants back on track
Truants back on track (08/11/2013)

A nationwide ESF project in Germany is helping disadvantaged young people leave school with qualifications

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

Three projects by Lithuanian school students to be taken nationwide

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

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

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

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

IT for justice
IT for justice (18/10/2013)

Bulgaria uses ESF funding to improve the crime and justice system with better IT systems

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

Resultados do primeiro inquérito às competências dos adultos podem orientar as prioridades do FSE para o período de 2014-2020
Resultados do primeiro inquérito às competências dos adultos podem orientar as prioridades do FSE para o período de 2014-2020 (10/10/2013)

A 8 de outubro, a Comissão Europeia, juntamente com a OCDE, publicou os resultados de um inquérito abrangente sobre a literacia, competências matemáticas e competências relacionadas com a tecnologia em 17 Estados-Membros e outros países. Em cada país foram avaliados os níveis de competências de 5000 pessoas em idade de trabalho (16-65 anos).

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

Skills for windmills
Skills for windmills (10/10/2013)

Green energy skills are on offer, and in demand, in Finland

Alternative Ljubljana
Alternative Ljubljana (10/10/2013)

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

Keyboards to success
Keyboards to success (04/10/2013)

Wales invests in IT skills with ESF help – for today and the future

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

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

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

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

Latvia gives new skills to help ex-prisoners reintegrate better

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

Luxembourg is giving cultural workers the business skills they need

Quality counts in Croatia
Quality counts in Croatia (27/09/2013)

Big plans for improving Croatian tourism using ESF funding

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

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

A Cretan lifelong learning diet
A Cretan lifelong learning diet (20/09/2013)

Crete kicks off a new lifelong learning centre which expects some 1600 students to sign up

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

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

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

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

Andalusia invests in science skills
Andalusia invests in science skills (13/09/2013)

The ESF is helping R&D technicians and science graduates in Spain to improve their skills

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

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

Nurturing R&D talent
Nurturing R&D talent (13/09/2013)

Slovenia is giving ESF support to researchers at an early stage of their career to help build a research-led economy

Inscrição no sucesso
Inscrição no sucesso (13/09/2013)

Em Portugal existe uma oferta variada de cursos de formação para candidatos a emprego

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

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

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

Greece launches a voucher scheme for citizens without medical insurance

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

Healthy co-operation
Healthy co-operation (30/08/2013)

Diseases of the nervous system are at the heart of a German-Estonian research project

Skills that matter
Skills that matter (30/08/2013)

ESF training worth EUR 1 million launched in Dorset, UK

Teaching the teachers
Teaching the teachers (30/08/2013)

In Bulgaria, schoolteachers are being offered new competences and skills as part of their career development

Commission approves Croatia’s plan for EU cohesion policy investment
Commission approves Croatia’s plan for EU cohesion policy investment (26/08/2013)

The European Commission has today approved Croatia’s investment plan to use EU cohesion policy funds worth €449.4m allocated to the country when it joined the EU on 1st July 2013.

A vocation to train
A vocation to train (22/08/2013)

Dutch vocational training school gets vote of confidence and more funding

Better patient care
Better patient care (22/08/2013)

Malta invests in its health workers’ skills to improve patient care

Removing e-barriers
Removing e-barriers (22/08/2013)

An ESF project in Poland is pulling down the barriers for disabled people to access public services online

Czech Republic boosts science in school
Czech Republic boosts science in school (22/08/2013)

An ESF project is supporting the take-up of science and technical education in the Czech Republic

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

Denmark is educating its entrepreneurs to reduce bankruptcies and ensure success

Skills for all Seasons
Skills for all Seasons (09/08/2013)

Slovakia is using ESF funding to boost technical and work-related skills among all age groups

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

Definir e ajustar objetivos para o FSE
Definir e ajustar objetivos para o FSE (07/08/2013)

Documentos de referência servem de apoio metodológico à preparação de novos Programas Operacionais

Traditional skills
Traditional skills (01/08/2013)

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

Jobs for the future
Jobs for the future (01/08/2013)

In Lithuania, the ‘I Love My Job’ project helps schoolchildren to choose a profession

Certified skilled
Certified skilled (25/07/2013)

Disadvantaged women awarded certificates to promote their new skills

e-educators
e-educators (25/07/2013)

In Estonia, 12 700 teachers gain ICT skills

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

People with impaired vision gain ‘physio’ skills in Latvia

Recognising soft skills
Recognising soft skills (18/07/2013)

The Czech Republic is taking steps to raise the profile of ‘informal education’ and the skills that go with it

Dial up for jobs
Dial up for jobs (18/07/2013)

Romania opens a call centre for job-seekers with ESF support

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

Social entrepreneurship on the increase in Sweden

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

Golden skills
Golden skills (09/07/2013)

Young European professionals shine at the WorldSkills competition in Germany

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

In Austria, immigrant mothers get help with important language skills

Socially enterprising
Socially enterprising (03/07/2013)

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

Revitalising opportunities
Revitalising opportunities (03/07/2013)

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

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

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

Customer-facing skills
Customer-facing skills (26/06/2013)

Italian region favours jobs, business and tourism with training that is targeted at local needs

Castle builders
Castle builders (26/06/2013)

Restoring old castles offers job opportunities to unemployed people in Slovakia

Multilingual Magyars
Multilingual Magyars (26/06/2013)

ESF supports foreign language training among Hungarian graduates

A summer surgery for skills
A summer surgery for skills (26/06/2013)

With ESF help, medical students in Bulgaria are being offered summer internships to gain experience of the job market

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

Fostering better futures
Fostering better futures (21/06/2013)

Croatia launches project for better foster care for children and young people

Student power
Student power (21/06/2013)

Denmark is using ESF support to attract students into its renewable energy sector

Apelo à ação contra o desemprego dos jovens
Apelo à ação contra o desemprego dos jovens (19/06/2013)

A Comissão adotou hoje a comunicação «Trabalhar juntos para os jovens europeus – Apelo à ação contra o desemprego dos jovens». Uma vez mais, dá-se particular ênfase à luta contra o desemprego dos jovens como sendo uma das principais prioridades entre todos os esforços para voltar a fazer crescer a economia.

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

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

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

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

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

Back on-board
Back on-board (05/06/2013)

Normandy offers a second chance to early school leavers

City hall for all
City hall for all (05/06/2013)

In Slovakia, the ESF is helping young people experience the workings of local government

Goaaaaal!
Goaaaaal! (05/06/2013)

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

Drop-in for help
Drop-in for help (05/06/2013)

The ESF is helping reduce the number of students dropping out of vocational studies in Finland

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

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

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

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

The craft of the carpenter
The craft of the carpenter (23/05/2013)

Polish apprentices are in Germany to learn the precision skills needed for constructing and repairing wooden buildings

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

Novas medidas para melhorar a aplicação da política de coesão
Novas medidas para melhorar a aplicação da política de coesão (21/05/2013)

A Comissão propôs hoje que o acordo sobre o aumento da participação da UE em investimentos na Grécia, no Chipre e em Portugal fosse prolongado por mais dois anos, e que fosse concedido mais tempo à Roménia e à Eslováquia para aplicarem os fundos da política de coesão.

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

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

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

Saxony sees ESF funding making a significant contribution to growth

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

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

Croatia on its way into the ESF
Croatia on its way into the ESF (14/05/2013)

With Croatia's accession to the EU coming up shortly, preparations are under way to swiftly deploy ESF activities

Online skills key to jobs in Spain
Online skills key to jobs in Spain (10/05/2013)

ESF support is helping to train people in IT skills and employ them to boost the online presence of the Avilés municipality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skills that benefit patients
Skills that benefit patients (24/04/2013)

Romanian medical staff get better acquainted with the latest treatment technologies thanks to ESF support

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

Impacto dos fundos de coesão em tempos de crise
Impacto dos fundos de coesão em tempos de crise (18/04/2013)

Um novo relatório de progresso evidencia a flexibilidade e a aceleração da participação nas ações do FSE e apresenta os resultados concretos que estão a ser alcançados no terreno

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

Apoio com financiamento prioritário
Apoio com financiamento prioritário (16/04/2013)

Portugal lançou uma nova iniciativa de financiamento para combater a pobreza e o desemprego e apoiar os grupos desfavorecidos em territórios vulneráveis

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

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

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

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

First job? Safety first!
First job? Safety first! (11/04/2013)

Latvia is using ESF funding to ensure new and potential employees will be better protected from accidents at work

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

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

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

Careers on the Go
Careers on the Go (04/04/2013)

The ESF in Hungary is guiding schoolchildren towards successful career-planning choices with a mobile volunteer force

Schools going digital
Schools going digital (04/04/2013)

Schoolchildren in Slovakia are getting access to the latest digital teaching technologies with ESF support

Quarterly Review analyses deepening social crisis
Quarterly Review analyses deepening social crisis (26/03/2013)

Divergence continues to increase across Member States, translating into persistently growing labour market and social challenges, marked by ever higher unemployment at EU level, according to the March edition of the EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review.

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

Aumentar as competências e as oportunidades
Aumentar as competências e as oportunidades (12/03/2013)

Uma associação empresarial regional em Portugal está a oferecer cursos de especialização para aumentar as competências e as qualificações

Natural and inclusive
Natural and inclusive (12/03/2013)

A social innovation project in Finland is using natural environments to build wellbeing and inclusiveness among disadvantaged groups

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

Certificates for creative careers
Certificates for creative careers (12/03/2013)

In Northern Ireland artistic jobseekers are getting the formal training and qualifications that open pathways to work

Criar oportunidades para os jovens
Criar oportunidades para os jovens (12/03/2013)

A Comissão propôs regras para tornar realidade a Iniciativa para o Emprego dos Jovens. Este novo instrumento, com um orçamento de 6 mil milhões de euros para o período 2014-20, foi proposto em fevereiro pelo Conselho Europeu.

Exporting skills
Exporting skills (12/03/2013)

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

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

Jesuits run marathon to combat illiteracy in Malta

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

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

Better public administration
Better public administration (07/03/2013)

An ESF project in Romania is taking steps towards improving public administration

Aliar o emprego à biodiversidade
Aliar o emprego à biodiversidade (01/03/2013)

Um relatório recente define as interligações entre o emprego e os objetivos em matéria de biodiversidade da Europa – assim como as novas competências que os trabalhadores vão precisar para os concretizar.

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

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

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

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

Better opportunities for immigrants
Better opportunities for immigrants (21/02/2013)

The ESF promotes the closer integration of immigrants in Finland with help to find work

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

In Lithuania the ESF is helping disadvantaged families to help themselves

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

The Commission has called on Member States to prioritise social investment and to modernise their welfare states. This means better performing active inclusion strategies and a more efficient and more effective use of social budgets.

Orçamento da UE: financiamento para um futuro melhor
Orçamento da UE: financiamento para um futuro melhor (13/02/2013)

O orçamento 2014-2020 mais reduzido acordado pelo Conselho Europeu contempla fundos prioritários para o FSE para medidas de apoio ao emprego jovem e aos grupos mais necessitados.

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

School’s back
School’s back (07/02/2013)

Kassel is showing how to convince school drop-outs to return to the classroom

ESF projects win RegioStars awards
ESF projects win RegioStars awards (01/02/2013)

Lithuanian and Polish ESF projects have won RegioStars awards for their activities

Virtual learning, real qualifications
Virtual learning, real qualifications (31/01/2013)

Further education colleges in Germany are helping working professionals with a growing armoury of on-line degree courses

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

ESF supports bank lending for social enterprises in Poland

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

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

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

School’s in!
School’s in! (17/01/2013)

Proper breakfasts and granddad-mentoring are some of the measures deployed to encourage young Danes to complete their education

Building momentum
Building momentum (09/01/2013)

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

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

Greece extends ESF funding for day-care centres

Innovative childcare
Innovative childcare (09/01/2013)

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

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

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

Oportunidades de formação em Portugal
Oportunidades de formação em Portugal (19/12/2012)

Cursos de formação gratuitos oferecidos a pessoas empregadas e desempregadas com o apoio do FSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

New perspectives for the low-skilled in Poland

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

Encouraging community involvement in local strategy-making in Romania

English version of French portal on EU Funds
English version of French portal on EU Funds (05/12/2012)

The English version of a web site with comprehensive information on the use of European funds in France has just been published.

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

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

ESF boosts Czech R&D
ESF boosts Czech R&D (29/11/2012)

ESF helps to finance scientific and medical research in Prague

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

Recent immigrants are getting practical help and training in Swedish municipalities

A portal for public service
A portal for public service (21/11/2012)

The Bulgarian civil service is launching an online portal to improve the development and deployment of staff

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

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

K9 talents
K9 talents (21/11/2012)

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

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

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

Better people skills
Better people skills (14/11/2012)

The ESF in France is promoting better people-management skills among SMEs

Big Top skills
Big Top skills (14/11/2012)

In Finland, an innovative circus is helping disadvantaged groups build self-esteem by joining in

EPIC success for immigrant jobseekers
EPIC success for immigrant jobseekers (07/11/2012)

A successful training scheme in Ireland has given 222 immigrants the practical skills that helped them to find work

Social mobility brings social success
Social mobility brings social success (07/11/2012)

The mobile provision of social services in a Latvian region has proved a successful model for emulation

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

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

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

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

Catch-22 for jobs
Catch-22 for jobs (18/10/2012)

No job without experience, no experience without a job! The ESF is helping break this vicious circle in the Czech Republic

On a course for the Canaries
On a course for the Canaries (18/10/2012)

The Spanish Canaries offer ESF training opportunities to over 10 000 islanders

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

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

Co-operating counties
Co-operating counties (11/10/2012)

In Estonia, the Lääne-Harju municipal authorities are stepping up co-operation to help boost regional development

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

Supporting workers with cancer
Supporting workers with cancer (04/10/2012)

A Romanian project is helping cancer sufferers at work with help from an Italian partner

A multicultural fire service
A multicultural fire service (04/10/2012)

Regional emergency services in Sweden are taking steps to train local firefighters with immigrant backgrounds to meet local needs

Building a better business
Building a better business (28/09/2012)

Cypriot architects use ESF funding to boost employee productivity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ESF in Sweden supports entrepreneurship education for Roma

Contributions to the debate on a 'European Code of Conduct on Partnership'
Contributions to the debate on a 'European Code of Conduct on Partnership' (03/09/2012)

In April, the Commission had presented a working paper on a European Code of Conduct on Partnership. A number of stakeholders have already provided reactions to this principle.

Exceeding expectations
Exceeding expectations (31/08/2012)

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

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

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

Classroom computer skills
Classroom computer skills (31/08/2012)

A transnational project in Romania is encouraging interactive ICT-based teaching in schools

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

ESF at the Olympics: boosting qualifications for unemployed Games volunteers

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

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

First jobs for the young
First jobs for the young (10/08/2012)

The ESF supports Lithuanian government's initiative to reduce youth unemployment

FSE: um grande financiador da aprendizagem ao longo da vida
FSE: um grande financiador da aprendizagem ao longo da vida (07/08/2012)

Um novo relatório de avaliação demonstra o papel crucial desempenhado pelo FSE nas iniciativas de aprendizagem ao longo da vida na UE. O relatório aborda o impacto exercido por estas atividades sobre os jovens, os trabalhadores mais velhos e as pessoas com poucas qualificações.

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

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

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

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

Polishing IT skills
Polishing IT skills (03/08/2012)

A Polish university is helping industry meet the demand for computer experts

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

Boosting jobs for disabled workers
Boosting jobs for disabled workers (27/07/2012)

A new social enterprise in Malta is helping disabled job-seekers find rewarding work

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

The language of success
The language of success (20/07/2012)

In the Saône-et-Loire region in France the Lutilea Association is giving young immigrants the French language skills they need to get a job and integrate better

Apps with attitude
Apps with attitude (12/07/2012)

In Sweden, an ESF project is using social media to help engage disadvantaged young people

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

Workplace ambassadors
Workplace ambassadors (06/07/2012)

Landskrona in Sweden is training more workplace experts to improve working conditions

Supporting children with disabilities
Supporting children with disabilities (06/07/2012)

Disabled children in Poland are helped by trained assistants to get on at school

Nursing better health care
Nursing better health care (06/07/2012)

ESF funding helps boost health care and staff qualifications in Slovakia

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

Engineering skills
Engineering skills (29/06/2012)

Poland is offering financial support to students choosing scientific and engineering subjects

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

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

Identifying future skill gaps
Identifying future skill gaps (26/06/2012)

Business associations in Sweden are taking steps to predict and close skills gaps

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

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

Um impulso para o emprego jovem
Um impulso para o emprego jovem (26/06/2012)

Portugal lança um programa de emprego jovem de vários milhões cofinanciado pelo FSE

Raising environmental awareness
Raising environmental awareness (20/06/2012)

ESF project helps connect Czech schoolchildren with environmental topics in their region

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

More independence for disabled citizens
More independence for disabled citizens (08/06/2012)

In Malta, a centre for independent living for disabled people celebrates its first anniversary

“A place in the Sun”
“A place in the Sun” (08/06/2012)

In Sweden, the Solkraft project is combating social exclusion through sheltered employment opportunities

Upgrading medical skills
Upgrading medical skills (08/06/2012)

A training programme for medical professionals in Latvia is being expanded to meet the demand for new and better skills

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

A portal for medical practitioners
A portal for medical practitioners (01/06/2012)

Slovakia has launched an online portal for doctors to boost e-learning and the dissemination of the latest medical findings

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

Comissão Europeia insta os Estados-Membros a aplicarem planos nacionais de integração dos ciganos
Comissão Europeia insta os Estados-Membros a aplicarem planos nacionais de integração dos ciganos (23/05/2012)

Num relatório adotado hoje, a Comissão Europeia insta os Estados‑Membros a aplicarem as respetivas estratégias nacionais destinadas a fomentar a integração económica e social dos 10 a 12 milhões de ciganos existentes na Europa. Os Estados‑Membros elaboraram estes planos em resposta ao Quadro da UE para as estratégias nacionais de integração dos ciganos, adotado por iniciativa da Comissão em 5 de abril de 2011, que foi apoiado pelos líderes da UE pouco tempo depois.

Lançamento da campanha para o financiamento da luta contra a pobreza pelo FSE
Lançamento da campanha para o financiamento da luta contra a pobreza pelo FSE (22/05/2012)

O objetivo de redução da pobreza tem de ser apoiado por fundos da UE – ONGs fazem apelo aos Estados-Membros para respeitarem os seus compromissos

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

Sweden boosts cleaner competences
Sweden boosts cleaner competences (21/05/2012)

In Sweden, training is helping to professionalise the cleaning-services sector and raise its workers’ status

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

Recognising immigrants’ qualifications in Germany
Recognising immigrants’ qualifications in Germany (16/05/2012)

The city of Hamburg is taking steps to recognise the formal qualifications of immigrants and boost their job prospects

Science on the screen
Science on the screen (16/05/2012)

An ESF co-funded television programme in Estonia is popularising science as a career and winning awards

Avaliação das credenciais de resposta à crise do FSE
Avaliação das credenciais de resposta à crise do FSE (14/05/2012)

A Comissão apresentou um relatório independente intitulado «Avaliação da reação do FSE à crise económica e financeira» (Evaluation of the reaction of the ESF to the economic and financial crisis).

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

A handicap need form no obstacle
A handicap need form no obstacle (04/05/2012)

Hungarian civil organisations recruited people with disabilities onto training courses to improve their job prospects

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

Malta launches Me2!
Malta launches Me2! (02/05/2012)

Malta launches a new cooperative to help disabled people live normal lives and improve their job prospects

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

Boosting Roma Women's job prospects
Boosting Roma Women's job prospects (02/05/2012)

Romania is helping Roma women to work as healthcare mediators with ESF support

Como fortalecer o princípio de parceria nos Fundos Europeus?
Como fortalecer o princípio de parceria nos Fundos Europeus? (27/04/2012)

A Comissão apresentou um perfil dos princípios que devem orientar os países da UE quando estes organizam a participação dos parceiros relevantes nas diferentes fases da implementação dos fundos do Quadro Estratégico Comum da UE. O mesmo prepara a base para a criação de um Código de Conduta Europeu sobre Parcerias (ECCP) que apresentará os requisitos mínimos para que as autoridades nacionais garantam um envolvimento de elevada qualidade por parte dos parceiros.

A social enterprise promotes jobs for all
A social enterprise promotes jobs for all (19/04/2012)

In Bulgaria, the ‘Public Laundry’ will create jobs for 22 disadvantaged people

Welcoming networks in Denmark
Welcoming networks in Denmark (19/04/2012)

ESF funding supports networking among immigrant job-seekers in Denmark

A European network for helping disabled job-seekers
A European network for helping disabled job-seekers (19/04/2012)

The CSR+D network is stressing the creative and innovative potential of disabled workers

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

Regional social services
Regional social services (16/04/2012)

The ESF is supporting Latvia’s regional social services for a variety of target groups

Poland supports disadvantaged groups
Poland supports disadvantaged groups (16/04/2012)

A new project in Poland is directed at helping people under the threat of social exclusion

Training and guidance for unemployed and Roma
Training and guidance for unemployed and Roma (04/04/2012)

A Slovenian region is helping disadvantaged groups take a first step on the employment ladder

Finnish region tests out social enterprise
Finnish region tests out social enterprise (04/04/2012)

ESF project promotes social entrepreneurship for welfare and employment in Finland

Language and learning for work
Language and learning for work (04/04/2012)

A Danish project has exceeded its targets in helping women with immigrant backgrounds find their way towards work

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

Boosting entrepreneurship in education
Boosting entrepreneurship in education (03/04/2012)

An ESF project in Finland is giving teachers the skills to weave the topic of entrepreneurship into the curriculum

Big screen skills for teachers in Lithuania
Big screen skills for teachers in Lithuania (03/04/2012)

Schoolteachers are being offered ‘cinema skills’ to help them make learning more attractive

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

Breaking  glass ceilings
Breaking glass ceilings (19/03/2012)

In Germany, Uni-Heilbronn launches an ESF cross-mentoring programme for female students to boost their top-job prospects

Improving disaster planning in Romania
Improving disaster planning in Romania (19/03/2012)

ESF support for better emergency planning in Romania

Quadro Estratégico  Comum: prioridades claras no investimento de Fundos Europeus
Quadro Estratégico Comum: prioridades claras no investimento de Fundos Europeus (15/03/2012)

A Comissão apresentou o "Quadro Estratégico Comum" (QEC) que orientará os Estados-Membros nos preparativos para a futura Política de Coesão.

Creating permanent  jobs in Malta
Creating permanent jobs in Malta (08/03/2012)

The highly successful Employment Aid Programme co-funded by the ESF is helping many people into permanent jobs

A língua da integração
A língua da integração (08/03/2012)

FSE apoia as competências em língua portuguesa para os imigrantes melhorarem a integração

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

Helping Roma get skills for jobs
Helping Roma get skills for jobs (29/02/2012)

Nearly 2 000 Roma have benefited from new skills gained through Asprosocu work programmes in Murcia, Spain

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

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

Bridges into work
Bridges into work (23/02/2012)

A Swedish ESF project is helping people with slight learning difficulties to get the confidence and skills to hold down a normal job

Social Enterprises: up to the Mark
Social Enterprises: up to the Mark (23/02/2012)

In the UK, the Ministry of Justice is making it easier for social enterprises to bid in consortia for government contracts

Sign it! supporting deaf citizens
Sign it! supporting deaf citizens (20/02/2012)

Andalusia is offering work experience to people with impaired hearing and sign-language classes to potential fellow workers

‘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

Supporting  independent lives
Supporting independent lives (10/02/2012)

In the Czech Republic, an ESF-supported training flat is helping mentally handicapped people gain independence

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

A YouTube innovation
A YouTube innovation (03/02/2012)

In Spain, an imaginary job search through YouTube by a young man with disabilities successfully raises awareness of disabled people's problems in the job market

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

A new life for old clothes
A new life for old clothes (27/01/2012)

In Slovenia, an ESF co-funded second-hand clothing project is getting good feedback after its first months in business

Aceleração significativa da implementação do FSE em finais de 2011
Aceleração significativa da implementação do FSE em finais de 2011 (27/01/2012)

A política de coesão alcança resultados positivos em termos de despesa em 2011

A social event
A social event (20/01/2012)

Bedford in the UK is hosting a social enterprise seminar to inspire would-be business entrepreneurs

Strengthening Alpine communities
Strengthening Alpine communities (20/01/2012)

In the Italian Alps the Alto Adige region is calling for ESF projects to help make communities sustainable

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.

A new sponsor for children with handicaps
A new sponsor for children with handicaps (16/12/2011)

In the Netherlands, a school for children with learning difficulties is getting help

A voice for people with disabilities
A voice for people with disabilities (16/12/2011)

In the Czech Republic, ESF supports voice-driven computers for overcoming disabilities

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

Taxas de co-financiamento do FSE aumentadas até 95%
Taxas de co-financiamento do FSE aumentadas até 95% (16/12/2011)

Co-financiamento até 95% do FSE para ajudar os Estados-Membros em dificuldades financeiras

DJ Training
DJ Training (08/12/2011)

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

Training travellers
Training travellers (08/12/2011)

The ESF in Ireland is supporting a project for entrepreneurial traveller women

Social workers on prime time
Social workers on prime time (08/12/2011)

In Poland, the ESF is funding a television programme on the vital job social workers do

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

A special project for special needs
A special project for special needs (02/12/2011)

Bulgaria uses ESF funding to support children with special educational needs

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

Aumentar a consciência da existência do FSE em tempos de crise
Aumentar a consciência da existência do FSE em tempos de crise (29/11/2011)

O último inquérito Eurobarómetro revela uma crescente consciencialização da existência do FSE entre os cidadãos da UE

An integrated approach to multiple challenges
An integrated approach to multiple challenges (25/11/2011)

ESF in Romania takes an integrated approach to vulnerable groups facing multiple challenges

Tracking career paths in Hungary
Tracking career paths in Hungary (25/11/2011)

Budapest University has installed an up-to-date career-tracking system to help match its courses to employers’ needs

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

Sweden supports immigrant mothers
Sweden supports immigrant mothers (18/11/2011)

Women with children get ESF-supported training for future jobs in Sweden

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

Supporting Roma people in Slovakia
Supporting Roma people in Slovakia (11/11/2011)

Dobšiná in Slovakia launches project to improve conditions for its Roma community

Estonia supports ‘back to school’
Estonia supports ‘back to school’ (11/11/2011)

ESF funds return to vocational education in Estonia to enhance skills

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

An inclusive library service
An inclusive library service (28/10/2011)

A German library project is helping the sick and aged keep up with the latest in literature and films

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

Boosting inclusion in Northern Spain
Boosting inclusion in Northern Spain (07/10/2011)

Ribagorza county in Aragon is giving disadvantaged groups a helping hand into work

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

Documenting Roma success
Documenting Roma success (07/10/2011)

Hungary develops Roma media skills to provide success stories and combat stereotypes

Back to the classroom
Back to the classroom (07/10/2011)

Greek parents return to school in a project to help their children perform better

Proposta para o Regulamento do FSE entre 2014 e 2020
Proposta para o Regulamento do FSE entre 2014 e 2020 (06/10/2011)

A Comissão propõe regras para o próximo período de sete anos do FSE

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

Opening doors in Wales
Opening doors in Wales (30/09/2011)

ESF in Wales is supporting young people with learning disabilities

IT skills for people with disabilities
IT skills for people with disabilities (30/09/2011)

In Poland, people with disabilities are getting the chance to polish their IT skills

Railway employees on the right track
Railway employees on the right track (30/09/2011)

An ESF-funded project is providing training to Romanian Railways’ employees

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

Recruiting disabled workers
Recruiting disabled workers (23/09/2011)

In England the ESF is training employers to recruit disabled workers

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

Ilhas de empreendedorismo
Ilhas de empreendedorismo (19/09/2011)

O FSE está a apoiar um mini-mestrado em gestão para executivos de empresas nos Açores, em Portugal

Estonia tackles ‘inactivity’
Estonia tackles ‘inactivity’ (09/09/2011)

In Estonia, the ESF is supporting employment among carers and those facing difficult circumstances

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

Cyprus improves tourism skills
Cyprus improves tourism skills (09/09/2011)

In Cyprus, ESF funding is helping boost skills in the tourism sector by offering training in the off-season periods

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

Pushing IT skills in Spain
Pushing IT skills in Spain (25/08/2011)

An ESF project in Spain is helping a range of people to boost their IT skills

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

Doing more in Bulgaria
Doing more in Bulgaria (25/08/2011)

The nationwide ‘I can do more’ training scheme is attracting much interest in Bulgaria

Fighting the social effects of cancer
Fighting the social effects of cancer (22/08/2011)

An Italian-Romanian project is supporting employment for people diagnosed with cancer

A nursery for skills in Spain
A nursery for skills in Spain (22/08/2011)

A Spanish project is helping disabled people acquire outdoor skills and improve their employability

Books for life in Greece
Books for life in Greece (22/08/2011)

An innovative project in Greece aims to implant a love of books in school kids

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

A focus on special needs in Poland
A focus on special needs in Poland (04/08/2011)

Poland launches the project "Watch out! A way to success" for special-needs children

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

Swedish companies boost exports to Portugal with ESF help

Aumento das taxas de co financiamento do FSE até 95 % para ajudar a dinamizar a recuperação económica
Aumento das taxas de co financiamento do FSE até 95 % para ajudar a dinamizar a recuperação económica (01/08/2011)

As condições de co financiamento do Fundo Social Europeu (FSE) serão simplificadas para ajudar os seis países mais afectados pela crise financeira mundial.

Proposta da Comissão de um orçamento plurianual para 2014-2020
Proposta da Comissão de um orçamento plurianual para 2014-2020 (30/06/2011)

A Comissão propõe a afectação de pelo menos 84 mil milhões de euros ao FSE para o próximo período de programação de sete anos

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

Education for all in Greece
Education for all in Greece (11/04/2011)

Greece launches new initiative to improve educational chances for immigrant and returning emigrant’s children

Medicine without borders
Medicine without borders (11/04/2011)

Two ESF projects in Romania are helping boost the standard of medical care for all Romanians

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'

Czech Republic supports care in the community
Czech Republic supports care in the community (04/04/2011)

ESF supports Czech project to help disabled citizens leave institutions and live more ‘everyday’ lives

‘Access’ for Roma in Spain
‘Access’ for Roma in Spain (04/04/2011)

In Spain, a tailored training and employment programme is helping the Roma community to find work and integrate into the mainstream

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

Risk management goes transnational
Risk management goes transnational (01/04/2011)

With ESF support, a transnational university project will create new risk management specialists in Romania

Addressing future needs in Sweden
Addressing future needs in Sweden (01/04/2011)

A Swedish project seeks to ensure that the next generation of public servants will be ready to take over as the baby boomers retire

Romania: towards better use of the EU funds for Roma inclusion
Romania: towards better use of the EU funds for Roma inclusion (29/03/2011)

A meeting in Bucharest gathered policy makers, Romanian authorities and a number of NGOs promoting Roma integration, to discuss steps and actions undertaken to better use EU funds for Roma inclusion, following the Roma high level events that took place in Romania in October 2010.

Scotland supports café society
Scotland supports café society (21/03/2011)

An ESF project in Scotland is using training to help the food and drink sector

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

Lifelong learning rises in Estonia
Lifelong learning rises in Estonia (09/03/2011)

Estonia sees a welcome rise in lifelong learning – but specialists are still lacking

Better village life in Slovakia
Better village life in Slovakia (09/03/2011)

In a Slovakian village the ESF has improved everyday life for over 200 people, the majority Roma

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

A Madeira ajuda os alunos a descobrirem novos caminhos
A Madeira ajuda os alunos a descobrirem novos caminhos (09/03/2011)

A Madeira aumenta as competências dos alunos com dificuldades com cursos de formação co-financiados pelo FSE

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

Poland: new skills for robotics
Poland: new skills for robotics (02/03/2011)

The ESF in Poland is training robotics experts to meet the needs of industry.

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.

Building the brand
Building the brand (21/02/2011)

A project in the Liguria region in Italy is building the added value needed by a successful tourism destination.

Developing skills among Roma
Developing skills among Roma (21/02/2011)

A project in Poland is equipping Roma people with the working skills needed to boost integration.

Helping horticulture in Spain
Helping horticulture in Spain (21/02/2011)

The Murcia region in Spain is training export managers in its thriving fruit and vegetable sector to respond to its future needs.

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.

Universities back entrepreneurs
Universities back entrepreneurs (15/02/2011)

Catalan universities join up to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among their students.

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

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

Boosting immigrant training
Boosting immigrant training (09/02/2011)

The German city of Worms is giving a boost to training for its young people with an immigrant background.

A partnership for jobs
A partnership for jobs (09/02/2011)

Spanish, Italian and French partners launch a transnational project for a regional employment information system.

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.

Training tourism leaders
Training tourism leaders (09/02/2011)

An ESF co-funded programme for tourism managers and supervisors in Malta is launching a second training round.

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.

Getting online in Greece
Getting online in Greece (04/02/2011)

Free computer courses for adults and vulnerable groups kick off in Ioannina, Greece.

A guide to the world of work
A guide to the world of work (01/02/2011)

A project in Rome has produced a comprehensive guidebook to help immigrants navigate into and around the labour market.

Give and take in Stockholm
Give and take in Stockholm (01/02/2011)

A Swedish diversity project is helping young people choose the right path.

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

Roma knowledge transfer
Roma knowledge transfer (01/02/2011)

Bulgaria is drawing on the experience of other countries in keeping Roma children at school

The power of humour
The power of humour (01/02/2011)

An ESF project in Spain is using satire and comedy to help improve the social inclusion of immigrants

Wales boosts creative industry
Wales boosts creative industry (31/01/2011)

ESF provides a boost for creative skills training in Wales

Careers consultancy for young Slovakians
Careers consultancy for young Slovakians (31/01/2011)

A project in Slovakia aims to help young people plan for successful careers well in advance

Cross-border co-operation on jobs
Cross-border co-operation on jobs (31/01/2011)

Lithuania and Austria agree to co-operate over boosting employment

Latvia supports young scientists
Latvia supports young scientists (31/01/2011)

ESF funding in Latvia is helping raise the game of young scientists with support for PhD studies

 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

Supporting micro-projects in France
Supporting micro-projects in France (27/01/2011)

A French region is using ESF funding to kick-start employment-related micro-projects with 100% funding

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

Job support in Malta
Job support in Malta (31/12/2010)

A salary subsidy scheme in Malta is helping disadvantaged job-seekers into work with ESF help

Aligning teachers’ skills
Aligning teachers’ skills (31/12/2010)

A Polish city is using ESF funding to prepare its teachers and trainers for the future needs of the region

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

Integration the Slovenian way
Integration the Slovenian way (31/12/2010)

Info Point gives foreigners access to job information

Sciences to the fore
Sciences to the fore (31/12/2010)

Series of events to open Czech students’ eyes to sciences

Education on tour
Education on tour (31/12/2010)

Mobile teaching unit to bring entrepreneurship to Danish schools

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

Arts and crafts in Bulgaria
Arts and crafts in Bulgaria (02/12/2010)

A Bulgarian social services centre is helping the inclusion of young disabled people with training in traditional crafts

Friends in need in Stockholm
Friends in need in Stockholm (02/12/2010)

Volunteers in Stockholm are helping new immigrants settle into city life as painlessly as possible

Prizes for Austrian adult education centres
Prizes for Austrian adult education centres (01/12/2010)

Prizes for Austrian adult education centres

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

Stars behind bars
Stars behind bars (01/12/2010)

A cookbook project in Greece has helped young offenders gain the pride and self confidence that will help their social reintegration

Union on Reunion
Union on Reunion (01/12/2010)

On the Isle of Réunion an ESF project is giving aspiring fishermen vital skills

Roma employment gets a boost
Roma employment gets a boost (01/12/2010)

ESF project in Romania targets 2000 new jobs for Roma minority

Lithuania selects Stars and Bars
Lithuania selects Stars and Bars (01/12/2010)

An inclusive Salad Bar and an entrepreneurship academy are Lithuania’s entries for the European Enterprise Awards

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

Reversing Sicily’s brain-drain
Reversing Sicily’s brain-drain (30/11/2010)

Sicily is using ESF funding to reverse the loss of young technical talent and encourage R&D in the region

Making physics interesting
Making physics interesting (30/11/2010)

In Poland, over 5 000 pupils and 70 teachers took part in a competition aimed at encouraging the study of physics and the sciences

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

Romania focuses on the countryside
Romania focuses on the countryside (03/11/2010)

An ESF project in Romania is focusing on employment among agricultural smallholders

Innovation in education in Lithuania
Innovation in education in Lithuania (03/11/2010)

The ESF is supporting innovative education approaches in Lithuania

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

Rampart restoration
Rampart restoration (02/11/2010)

A medieval French town is rebuilding its ancient walls while giving it’s unemployed citizens new skills in restoration work

Best practice exchanges in Slovenia
Best practice exchanges in Slovenia (02/11/2010)

A group of educators in Slovenia visit colleagues in Murska Sobota to see how they are supporting Roma integration

Success by association
Success by association (02/11/2010)

Polish ESF initiative encourages job creation through social associations

Gaining skills for work
Gaining skills for work (02/11/2010)

Roma integration in the small Hungarian region of Győr

School after hours
School after hours (02/11/2010)

A Spanish project is keeping schools open after hours to support family-focused events

Better chances for children
Better chances for children (01/11/2010)

In Slovakia the ‘Smile as a Gift’ society will train the trainers to help foster parents

A vision for all
A vision for all (01/11/2010)

ESF in Lithuania supports social enterprises employing people with sight problems

Working guests
Working guests (01/11/2010)

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

Greener glens
Greener glens (01/11/2010)

Scotland announces 650 low-carbon training places

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

Danish-Polish recipe for success
Danish-Polish recipe for success (31/10/2010)

Co-operation between culinary schools in Poland and Denmark for better teaching and better chefs

Enterprise for integration
Enterprise for integration (31/10/2010)

A micro-enterprise project in Romania aims to employ Roma and help their economic integration

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

E-gov goes local in Bulgaria
E-gov goes local in Bulgaria (31/10/2010)

A Bulgarian town has implemented an e-government project that is improving people’s confidence in administrative procedures

Boosting IT in Wales
Boosting IT in Wales (02/10/2010)

ESF supports investment boost for strategically important digital technology sector in Wales

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

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

Computer speak
Computer speak (02/10/2010)

Training on voice-controlled computers is giving disabled people in Prague more independence

Help at home, support for school
Help at home, support for school (02/10/2010)

Socially excluded children in the Canary Islands are receiving help to integrate into school environment

Signing up for social inclusion
Signing up for social inclusion (01/10/2010)

The city of Târgu-Jiu is among the latest to sign up to a social inclusion project of the Romanian Roma Agency

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

Getting organised
Getting organised (01/10/2010)

A Hungarian ESF project is helping Roma organisations work better together

Poland is upskilling its teachers
Poland is upskilling its teachers (30/09/2010)

ESF projects in Poland are building leadership skills in schools and providing paths into the teaching profession for aspiring vocational teachers

On the ground social work
On the ground social work (02/09/2010)

A Slovakian ESF project is bringing valued help to an isolated Roma community

‘Notte Bianca’ goes green
‘Notte Bianca’ goes green (02/09/2010)

A fashion show presenting glamorous clothes and accessories made from waste materials is a highlight in a cultural event in Malta

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

Glasgow eco-entrepreneur helps unemployed teenagers into their first job

Electric tea
Electric tea (02/09/2010)

The hands-on Science Academy programme is encouraging German students to follow careers in science and technology

All kids are important
All kids are important (02/09/2010)

An ESF project in Hungary helped 200 disadvantaged young Roma to get on in school

Baltic best practice
Baltic best practice (02/09/2010)

An ESF-funded project in Estonia is building on the experiences of the other Baltic States to raise the performance of local administration

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

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

Getting what IT takes
Getting what IT takes (02/09/2010)

The ESF is co-funding IT sales and marketing training in Tuscany to meet local business needs

For a dignified life
For a dignified life (02/09/2010)

A Slovakian charity is using ESF funding to provided a sheltered workplace for vulnerable people

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

Benidorm supporting disabled citizens
Benidorm supporting disabled citizens (01/09/2010)

Disabled citizens of Benidorm in Spain are getting a chance to train for jobs in local bars and hotels

Special needs children enjoy variety of activities
Special needs children enjoy variety of activities (31/07/2010)

Special education schools in the Czech Republic

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

Slovak manufacturer training and retaining staff
Slovak manufacturer training and retaining staff (31/07/2010)

Packaging company seeks to raise adaptability

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

ESF funds summer programmes in Valencia

Slovak museums make visitors feel welcome
Slovak museums make visitors feel welcome (02/07/2010)

Training for Bratislava museum staff

Educational tools updated
Educational tools updated (02/07/2010)

IT skills for teachers in rural Romania

Fostering Czech foster care
Fostering Czech foster care (02/07/2010)

Two Member States share good practice

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

Ireland boosts digital skills
Ireland boosts digital skills (02/07/2010)

Ireland launches IT project to get businesses online and build valuable digital skills

Better university management
Better university management (01/07/2010)

ESF co-funds a new Management Information System at the University of Debrecen, Hungary

Robots in the classroom
Robots in the classroom (01/07/2010)

Polish primary school pupils polish up their IT skills in the field of computer technology and robotics

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

Home-grown talent
Home-grown talent (30/06/2010)

A cultural project in Burgas aims at building pride among young people in the region

Fluent about safety
Fluent about safety (30/06/2010)

An Italian ESF project is helping immigrant workers work in safety

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

Empowerment and participation
Empowerment and participation (30/06/2010)

An ESF project aims at increased participation of the Roma population in Western Sweden

ESF on the Island of Reunion
ESF on the Island of Reunion (02/06/2010)

Support for jobs in the voluntary sector

A bridge between science and business
A bridge between science and business (02/06/2010)

Building scientists’ entrepreneurial skills in Lithuania

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

Fashion workshop for young people
Fashion workshop for young people (01/06/2010)

German school pupils measure up to a challenge

Roma initiatives
Roma initiatives (01/06/2010)

New projects for Roma in Slovakia and Slovenia

Escaping from domestic violence
Escaping from domestic violence (01/06/2010)

Educational programme gives hope to abused women

Civil auction in Hungary
Civil auction in Hungary (01/06/2010)

Non-profit sector set to raise over €21 000 in bids

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

Wage subsidies for Danish employers

Lifelong learning numbers increase
Lifelong learning numbers increase (01/06/2010)

Estonia to train 73 000 adults by 2013

Internet access for blind people
Internet access for blind people (01/06/2010)

Pilot E-government project in Slovenia

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

Choosing a career: it’s never too early!
Choosing a career: it’s never too early! (01/06/2010)

Bulgarian schools’ jobs fair

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

Turning out smart workers
Turning out smart workers (01/06/2010)

‘Train to Gain’ boosts job opportunities in north-east of England

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

Motivation for all
Motivation for all (31/05/2010)

A Romanian ESF project is helping those with disabilities to participate in work and society

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

Opportunities for Roma in Slovakia
Opportunities for Roma in Slovakia (03/05/2010)

Training for jobs in IT, gardening and building work

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

Training opportunities help Czech workers to deal with the crisis

Guild skills
Guild skills (03/05/2010)

ESF supports mentoring of young Finnish metal workers

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

Girls’ Day beats the records
Girls’ Day beats the records (01/05/2010)

Germany’s 10th nationwide event showcases female talent

Funding boost for Scottish colleges
Funding boost for Scottish colleges (01/05/2010)

Injection of €18.7 million to help meet course demand in hard-hit areas

Aid for Roma people in Slovakia
Aid for Roma people in Slovakia (01/05/2010)

Social inclusion project encourages active job search

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

Roma assistance
Roma assistance (30/04/2010)

Roma school assistants are key in a new project bringing young Roma into the Slovenian education system

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

Improving Roma job chances
Improving Roma job chances (02/04/2010)

Two new projects in Slovakia will support employment among the marginalised Roma population

University upgrades
University upgrades (02/04/2010)

ESF funding is supporting a range of modern, new majors at the universities in Szczecin, Poland

Distance learning for the disabled
Distance learning for the disabled (02/04/2010)

An ESF project in Lithuania is preparing disabled people for the requirements of today’s labour market

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

Building skills
Building skills (01/04/2010)

ESF supports traditional skills in the construction industry the south east of England

Tuscany goes West
Tuscany goes West (01/04/2010)

Tuscany is sending its young scientists to Silicon Valley to gain experience and inspiration

The language of work
The language of work (01/04/2010)

A win-win Swedish language project helps both elderly people and their immigrant carers

Working with wine
Working with wine (01/04/2010)

In northern France a group of handicapped workers are taking over a vineyard

Mastering innovation
Mastering innovation (01/04/2010)

ESF gives €22 million boost for Masters degrees in Wales

Supporting non-native teachers
Supporting non-native teachers (01/04/2010)

A new ESF project in Sweden is supporting foreign mother-tongue teachers to integrate better in the education system

Supporting rural parents
Supporting rural parents (01/04/2010)

Lithuanian enterprises offer their workers childcare services

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

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

Dropping back in
Dropping back in (03/03/2010)

Estonia to finance university drop-outs to complete their studies

Tailored training for young travellers
Tailored training for young travellers (03/03/2010)

UK ESF funds deployed for training for young Gypsy Travellers to get into work

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

Supporting domestic violence victims in Valencia

The business of farming
The business of farming (03/03/2010)

Cornwall’s young farmers seek new business skills

Nursing nursing-skills
Nursing nursing-skills (03/03/2010)

Poland offers new postgraduate training for nurses to improve emergency service skills

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

A vision for better health services in Denmark
A vision for better health services in Denmark (02/03/2010)

ESF support for a new vision for healthcare in northern Denmark

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

Adults invest in their future
Adults invest in their future (01/03/2010)

Promoting a knowledge-based economy in Malta

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

Pressing for equal opportunities in the workplace

Hope of a better life in Slovakia
Hope of a better life in Slovakia (01/03/2010)

Support for prisoners and long-term unemployed

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

There’s more to education in Poland
There’s more to education in Poland (01/03/2010)

An ESF-supported supplementary educational programme

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

Communicating in sign
Communicating in sign (28/02/2010)

ESF-backed project to teach Polish officials sign language

Investing in the Roma
Investing in the Roma (28/02/2010)

Romanian project provides Roma experts with critical training

Work to prevent social exclusion
Work to prevent social exclusion (28/02/2010)

Spanish project helps at-risk people to take on employment

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

New textbooks, new opportunities
New textbooks, new opportunities (28/02/2010)

Estonia plans to upgrade school textbooks to meet the needs of disadvantaged pupils

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

Roma: renovation and renewal
Roma: renovation and renewal (02/02/2010)

Trebišov in Slovakia is taking steps to improve living conditions for its Roma citizens

New horizons for farm workers
New horizons for farm workers (02/02/2010)

A new project in Lithuania is helping agricultural workers to change their profession

Going straight – to university
Going straight – to university (02/02/2010)

The Going straight project in England has an ex-convict signing up other prisoners for degrees

Encouraging women academics
Encouraging women academics (02/02/2010)

A Swedish role model project encouraged women students to aim for professorships