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.
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
Teaching disabled people new sewing techniques (26/07/2012)
The Chernomorka cooperative – whose name is literally ‘the woman from the Black Sea’ in Bulgarian - has been providing disabled people in the city of Burgas with job opportunities producing clothes for babies and children aged 0-8 since 1950.
Participants: 100 - ESF contribution: €17 500
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: €57 058 604
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: €113 374