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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.

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.

Social enterprise to revive Coimbra’s traditional soap-making
Social enterprise to revive Coimbra’s traditional soap-making (19/02/2015)

A new ESF-funded project brings together the promotion of youth employment and traditional soap-making in Coimbra, Portugal.

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.

Social seed capital
Social seed capital (25/07/2014)

In Portugal, an ESF project to combat unemployment helps create 50 micro-businesses

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

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

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

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

Social entrepreneurship on the increase in Sweden

Socially enterprising
Socially enterprising (03/07/2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

ESF supports bank lending for social enterprises in Poland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success by association
Success by association (02/11/2010)

Polish ESF initiative encourages job creation through social associations

A vision for all
A vision for all (01/11/2010)

ESF in Lithuania supports social enterprises employing people with sight problems