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.
Training helps employees stay on top of their game (25/07/2014)
A project in Sweden provided training that helped more than 1700 employees from 27 companies keep their skills up-to-date.:
ESF Contribution : EUR 1 500 000 – Number of Participants : 1 700 employees from 27 companies
Getting marginalised youth into the labour market (10/06/2014)
In Sweden, a project achieved to get students off to a successful career start by rethinking the way in which internships are organised.
ESF Contribution : EUR 3 000 000 – Number of Participants : 2 500
Innovative job method ensures no one left behind (19/05/2014)
A project in Sweden applied a product/service development approach to help the long-term sick and unemployed find work or start businesses.
ESF Contribution : 968 000 EUR – Number of Participants : 261
Meeting young people in their own space (28/02/2014)
In Sweden, a successful project contributes to getting young people back into work or education by reaching out to them through ‘youth ambassadors’.
ESF Contribution : EUR 2 816 974 - Number of Participants : 354
Helping drop-out prone students stay the course (20/01/2014)
In Sweden, a project is taking a comprehensive approach to tackling early school leaving by combining personal follow-up with actions targeting municipalities, schools and society at large.
ESF Contribution : EUR 10 930 000 – Number of Participants : Around 50 municipalities
Supporting young people back to education or work (25/10/2012)
The Utsikten project in Sweden aims to help young adults with special needs, either related to mental health or a disability, to re-enter education or the workplace.
Number of participants: 90
Lending peer support to enter the job market (22/10/2012)
Job College in Sweden supports young people to access the labour market, helping to prevent youth unemployment and support youth at risk. The project places a great emphasis on peer learning.
Number of participants: 2 483
Coaching people back into work and study (26/07/2012)
Immigrants often face difficulties finding work in their host country when factors such as a new language, unrecognised qualifications and social changes come into play. Barriers to employment also confront many young people. As a result, both groups face the danger of benefit dependence.
Participants: 700 – 1 000 - ESF contribution: SEK 19 592 496
Workplace learning in focus (03/10/2011)
In-service training for healthcare staff develops skills and improves quality assurance to address the needs of nursing staff based on the demands in the work place.
Participants: 5,000 nursing assistants and auxiliary nurses - ESF contribution: SEK 7.9 million
Coached to succeed (29/09/2011)
An ESF-backed project in Malmö, Sweden, is trying to integrate socially excluded youth between the ages of 18-24 into society using a number of innovative methods.
Participants: 450 (expected 900) - ESF contribution: €502 794
Training your way into work (15/07/2011)
Work Factory’ was a successful project implemented in Amal, Sweden, from 2008 to 2010. It focused on getting young unemployed people into work, studies or training.
Participants: 322 - ESF contribution: €432 557