The ESF is funding tens of thousands of projects across the Union that make a real difference to the lives of millions of individuals. Here you can find some examples.
Kick-starting careers in Bulgaria (21/10/2016)
A scheme in Bulgaria provided a job, training and mentoring in businesses for more than 50,000 unemployed people.
ESF Contribution : N/A – Number of Participants : 52 644 in employment
Keeping workers safe on the job (21/10/2016)
A scheme in Bulgaria helped employees stay safe through the provision of equipment and training – and by improving working conditions.
ESF Contribution : N/A – Number of Participants : 563 employers; 3 914 employees
A project in Bulgaria proposed adult literacy courses for people with low educational attainment who sought to boost their employability.
ESF Contribution : BGN 13 697 643 – Number of Participants : 16 662
Bakery helps itself – and the local community (13/10/2016)
In Bulgaria a bakery has offered a variety of training options to local jobless people, including Roma, young people and the long-term unemployed.
ESF Contribution : N/A – Number of Participants : + 120
Building a better life in Bulgaria (29/09/2016)
A project in Bulgaria provided children and young people with disabilities the chance to live in good-quality sheltered and supported accommodation after closing old institutions like orphanages.
ESF Contribution : EUR 9 996 000 – Number of Participants : 1 797 children and young people
Finding families for vulnerable children (28/09/2016)
A scheme operating across Bulgaria has given more than 1 000 vulnerable children the chance to find loving foster homes.
ESF Contribution : BGN 25 587 565 – Number of Participants : 1 228 foster families
Recognising qualifications to aid mobility (03/07/2013)
Bulgaria’s National Centre for Information and Documentation aims to ensure that higher education qualifications gained in different countries can be recognised quickly and efficiently.
ESF Contribution : € 620 500 – Number of Participants : n/a
Strengthening Bulgarian civil society (03/07/2013)
A project in Bulgaria aimed to strengthen links between civil society and public bodies in order to improve the delivery of policies.
ESF Contribution : 227 883.84 BGN – Number of Participants : 204
Making school life a central attraction (20/01/2012)
A large-scale ESF operation in Bulgaria aims to reduce the number of early school leavers by improving employment opportunities and helping social integration among the young.
Participants: around 330 000 - ESF contribution: €45 479 121
Tailored solutions for disadvantaged young people (19/01/2012)
During a 10-month training period at a social enterprise, young men and women from sheltered homes acquired not only work skills, but also learned the wider social and communication skills that do so much to ease social integration.
Participants: 18 - ESF contribution: €151 000
Giving employees career control (04/01/2012)
Through the 'I can' project, any employed person could apply and receive a voucher for key-competences training and/or a course leading to professional qualifications – according to their wishes and needs.
Participants: 221 000 employees - ESF contribution: €60 844 000
Qualifications that open doors across Europe (14/12/2011)
The Bulgarian authorities gave a significant boost to youth employment and mobility with the completion of an ESF ‘Administrative capacity’ project on the recognition of EU higher education qualifications.
Participants: 611 - ESF contribution: €346 422
Fostering for a fairer future (19/09/2011)
Giving children in social care the best possible start in life is the mission of the ‘For Our Children’ foundation in Bulgaria.
Participants: 12 - ESF contribution: €96 368