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ESF60 videos from Latvia


In Latvia celebration of the "60 years of European Social Fund" focused on videos with personal stories related to ESF projects. Check out the videos below and see the positive impact it has had on Latvian citizens.

"Together Beyond Silence" is a Latvian project that provides an innovative service for mothers with hearing problems before, during and after delivering a baby. It has changed the lives of many women and helped them to feel safe and calm during important moments in life.


With support from the European Social Fund, Agnese Balode was able to receive a sales profession for subsidized jobs for unemployed young people.


Dr Anda Jansone with the support of the European Social Fund created a specialist mobile team that provides medical, social and psychological support to terminally ill children and their relatives in the regions.


Support from the ESF helped Artūrs create 'SIA Immerman Woodworks'. His team produces wood design vehicles for children.


Watch below how Dainis was able to get a new profession as a mechanic of agricultural machines, thanks to the support of the European Social Fund project "Support for the Education of the Unemployed". 


Dina created her own company - Hair Salon "Golden Sproga" (Golden Curl) in Krāslava, Latvia.


Jevgenijs Duduks shares his inspiring story about receiving a subsidy to become an IT specialist. He now works as a teacher for people with disabilities.


Valerijs and Anna founded the VELOCAFE family company. The company deals with new and used bicycle trade, spare parts delivery, repair and service.


Watch Muntis Janvaris' story about how with the support of the European Social Fund, he managed to become a professional welder and eventually signed with Muntis as a permanent employee.


Inspired by her own family experience, Nora, created the project "Kingdom of Rabbits" in Ledman. During the implementation of the project, a multi-level social rehabilitation service was introduced for former imprisoned and homeless people.