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The European Social Fund (ESF) supports organisations around the EU to put in place projects aimed at training people and helping them get work.
Employment is the most effective way of giving people independence, financial security and a sense of belonging.
Reducing regulatory and administrative burdens and promoting high standards of transparency, efficiency and accountability in public administration helps to increase productivity, strengthen competitiveness and ultimately, create jobs.
Given the scale of the challenge presented by youth unemployment across the EU, it is clear that young people will remain at the top of Europe’s priorities over the coming years.
Despite the current economic odds, 27-year old biologist Carlos Jimenez Criado was able to dedicate his passion and expertise to the development of cancer research.
When leaving college, James Follet had no skills, no professional training or orientation.
With high youth unemployment and integration difficulties, building a new life in Europe is not always an easy task.
In a world of sound, deaf people are often stuck in unfulfilling jobs or facing a glass ceiling.
As her employment prospects dimmed, 23-year-old Anna Plecha decided to forego her legal career to take advantage of a perfect gap in the market.
This short animated clip explains in simple terms the functioning and role of the European Social Fund.