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Participants’ Guide to Thematic Networking
Participants’ Guide to Thematic Networking (07/06/2016)

Today, the ESF Technical Platform publishes its first Technical Dossier, a 28-page guide for participants in the Thematic Networks that have started up since autumn 2015.

Two more transnational calls
Two more transnational calls (07/06/2016)

Sweden and Finland have published their calls for transnational project proposals in the 2016 co-ordinated call. Each covers four themes.

Thematic Networks complete their first round of meetings
Thematic Networks complete their first round of meetings (08/04/2016)

Between November and February, the nine transnational networks of ESF Managing Authorities and stakeholders held their first meetings. On average 10 Member States attended each meeting, with 23 Member States taking part overall. Though NGOs are keen to have a voice, the social partners have been slower to join in.

Finland’s national network on transnational co-operation
Finland’s national network on transnational co-operation (07/04/2016)

Finland has established a national network to co-ordinate participation in the EU-level thematic networks and assess applications for transnational projects. National Contact Point Sirpa Liljeström explains how it works.

Finding project partners – the ESF Partner Search Database
Finding project partners – the ESF Partner Search Database (07/04/2016)

The ESF Partner Search Database will soon be the new way for project promoters to find transnational partners. Database manager Brice Gatelet explains how it will work.

Migrants – how can the ESF help?
Migrants – how can the ESF help? (17/03/2016)

The scale of the challenge of managing the migration/mass movement of migrants and refugees requires both cooperation and solidarity between the Member States. The challenge also led to the re-naming of a Directorate General in the European Commission – DG Migration and Home Affairs in 2014. This DG now leads on policy and funding developments on migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. In order to be efficient and effective, it cooperates with the European Structural and Investment Funds – including the European Social Fund – to facilitate the integration of migrants and refugees into the labour market.

IdA – surprising results
IdA – surprising results (17/03/2016)

Germany’s IdA programme applies the concept of transnational mobility to disadvantaged young people – with surprising results. Jyostna Patel interviewed Bettina Reuter of the German ministry responsible.

The two strange things about the Flemish transnational call
The two strange things about the Flemish transnational call (15/02/2016)

Flanders is the first ESF Managing Authority to publish a call for proposals within the Common Framework, and it is unusual in two ways. Not only does it incorporate a unique preparatory period while still staying within the synchronised timetable, but it also uses Simplified Cost Options throughout.

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.

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.

ESF:s nätverk för lärande: en effektiv inlärningsupplevelse över nationsgränserna
ESF:s nätverk för lärande: en effektiv inlärningsupplevelse över nationsgränserna (24/09/2014)

Den 3 juli publicerades den slutliga rapporten som bedömer ESF:s nätverk för lärande och dess verkan, effektivitet och relevans. Även om det kan göras förbättringar, så bekräftas det i rapporten att nätverken har visat sig vara värdefulla forum för att utbyta idéer, kunskaper och nyskapande arbetssätt.

Master entrepreneurs
Master entrepreneurs (08/11/2013)

A transnational project on student entrepreneurship in Romania attracts 200 new students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internships across Europe
Internships across Europe (28/02/2013)

With ESF help, young Italian graduates can improve their European CV with work experience abroad

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

Experience that counts
Experience that counts (26/09/2012)

Young trainees from Germany are off to renovate a children’s cancer clinic in Hungary