Sa mhionghearrthóg bheoite seo tá míniú simplí ar fheidhmiú is ar ról Chiste Sóisialta na hEorpa.
A programme for young people helps Abshir Abukar get work and life skills thanks to the European Social Fund.
Anne-Lie Thuvesson comes off sick leave and sets up her own cheese shop in Hässleholm, Sweden, with support from the European Social Fund.
Deaf at birth, Mário Greško signs up for an ESF-funded computer training course to help get his dream job.
Katarína Vargová receives training and counselling to get back into the workforce after an extended maternity leave thanks to the European Social Fund.
After an 'on-the-job training programme' co-funded by the European Social Fund, Andrej Lovrencec lands a full time position in food production.
Anthropologist Monica Stroe is able to pursue a PhD thanks to the European Social Fund.
The son of small-scale fruit farmers, Florin Istrate is helping his farming community develop and diversify thanks to the European Social Fund.
A former shipyard worker, Andrzej Lubowiecki took a course funded by the European Social Fund to help partially disabled people apply for work and got a job the next day.
Khadija Majdoubi fulfils her dream of opening a beauty salon in Amsterdam after a special training course co-financed by the European Social Fund.
Marie Therese Vella gets a fresh start thanks to ESF-funded training for people over 40.
College lecturer Nedas Jurgaitis receives ESF-funded training to further his career.
Thanks to an ESF-funded project for senior citizens, accountant and businesswoman Aldona Mikalauskiene learns new computer skills, helping to keep her at the top of her game.
Christos Giannakopoulos takes computer training course and finds work thanks to the European Social Fund.
Mogens Lausen is building his own business, thanks in part to skills he learned on a course co-funded through the European Social Fund.
Biliana Filipova takes intensive training course co-funded by the European Social Fund and moves up the ranks to regional manager for a large chain of filling stations.
Tsvetan Ivanov becomes a social assistant thanks to an ESF-funded project, which gives support to elderly and disabled housebound people.
After living homeless, Fiorella learns dressmaking and manages clothes shop thanks to the European Social Fund.
Peter Meller gets new skills for a new job thanks to the European Social Fund.
Roswitha Kerbel finds new job with employer who recognises her value as an older worker thanks to the European Social Fund.
Stephan Wittich balances post-doctoral research work and parental care thanks to childcare project co-funded by the European Social Fund.
Cornelia Schultheiss starts her own consultancy after business start-up training with the European Social Fund.
Zsolt Korcz trains to become a skilled mason thanks to the European Social Fund.
Bruno De Almeida Aveiro participates in training for unskilled young people co-funded by the European Social Fund and lands maintenance job for town's public gardens.
Milan Nedbal gets a fresh start on his career after gaining new computer skills from training co-funded by the European Social Fund.
Radmila Petroušková opens organic café after participating in programme for young entrepreneurs co-funded by the European Social Fund.
Harri Haanpää sets up film production company after media training co-funded by the European Social Fund.
Éva Gyulai learns professional cooking in European Social Fund training course and lands job in restaurant.
Allan McGinlay gets a new lease on life with European Social Fund training and coaches former convicts on finding a place for themselves in society.
Riikka-Leena Lappalainen opens successful hotel after business training for women entrepreneurs co-funded by the European Social Fund.
George Mifsud gets a fresh start after a training and employment scheme co-funded by the European Social Fund.
Georgia Chrisikopoulou rebuilds her life after a rehabilitation scheme co-funded by the European Social Fund.
Jana Urbanija goes on to university after informal education programme co-funded by the European Social Fund.
Jane Grøne seizes opportunity offered by European Social Fund to become bus driver.
Simone Rossi benefits from research grant for solar energy and lands permanent job.
Otilia Marques learns how to conquer her back pain on a European Social Fund training course and continue her working life.
Gerard Jansen takes part in ‘e-papa’ project and is able to combine childcare and work.
Sandra Barnes-Keywood goes on training and learns how to better market her eco-friendly B&B.
Yann Lelievre launches successful business selling sports goods.
Audrey Libres obtains diploma at school of second chance and finds stable employment.
Gaetane Anselme learns how to improve safety for children at her educational farm in Wallonia.
Daniel Dellisse goes on a retraining programme to improve his working life in Flanders.
Messurme Pissareva takes part in a project for the integration of non-nationals in Estonia.
Peeter Tarmet goes on a business mentoring project and learns how to set up a company in Estonia.
Amparo Navaja Maldonado joins a training programme for the Roma community in Spain and finds steady work.
José Salmerón Guindos gets training in business creation and consolidation and dramatically turns his company around.
Sarmite Gromska, a blind student at the University of Latvia, gains access to study materials in Braille.
Normunds Zeps learns how to run a small bee-keeping business in rural Latvia.
Sheena Matthews, after leaving school at 14, turns her life around and now sets sights on medical school.
Serge Mbami, originally from Cameroon, trains in supply chain logistics and lands permanent job.
Maria Balbina Soares Melo Rocha trains in forestry management and learns to make her land more profitable and reduce risk of forest fires.
Bruno Texeira gets business training and sets up international consultancy firm.
Koulla Aggelou can go to work, knowing her mother is well looked after at a day-care centre for the elderly.
Andreas Apatzidis finds the job he likes, and his whole family benefits.