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European Employment Observatory
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17/07/2012

Progress Microfinance - Portraits of entrepreneurs  (17/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-32-12-231-EN-C

The European Progress Microfinance Facility (Progress Microfinance), launched in 2010, aims to increase access to microfinance throughout Europe. Microfinance is a vital tool in encouraging growth, giving people who might not otherwise have the opportunity the chance to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions. The Progress Microfinance leaflet gives an overview of the ways in which the initiative promotes employment and social inclusion in Europe and details how people can apply for microcredit. It shows portraits of entrepreneurs across Europe who have already benefited from the Progress Microfinance. The leaflet is available in printed format in 22 EU official languages and in electronic format in Irish.

11/07/2012

Greece and the European Social Fund  (11/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-31-12-576-EN-C

With ESF support, Greece is taking determined measures to make its companies more competitive and export-led while giving its workers the improved skills they need to find jobs. The education system is helping young people to obtain higher qualifications, and Greece is using lifelong learning as an integral tool to improve job prospects. Furthermore, ESF funding is focused on helping the most vulnerable groups to overcome obstacles to work.

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11/07/2012

Hungary and the European Social Fund  (11/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-31-12-577-EN-C

Hungary has set itself ambitious targets in its bid to build a strong, competitive, dynamic and sustainable economy. Over EUR 4 billion is being invested through ESF programmes to meet the specific challenges that the country is facing – particularly the low percentage of the population in jobs, high long-term unemployment, and persisting inequalities of opportunity between regions and between specific sections of the population.

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English magyar

11/07/2012

Latvia and the European Social Fund  (11/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-31-12-579-EN-C

A key aim of Latvia’s growth strategy is to shift its economy towards more hi-tech industrial sectors as well as boosting exports. In view of this, ESF activities are targeting better jobs for workers, through better education and training. In particular, Latvia is promoting technical careers for young people, and more vocational training for workers, the unemployed and vulnerable groups as a way of improving living standards and avoiding the trap of long-term unemployment.

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English latviešu valoda

11/07/2012

Lithuania and the European Social Fund  (11/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-31-12-580-EN-C

Lithuania is focusing on ensuring high-quality jobs and social inclusion, promoting lifelong learning, increasing the opportunities for its technical graduates and boosting the efficiency of public administration. Through these activities, ESF funding is helping citizens take an active and equal part in the country’s economic future, with particular attention to those most affected by the recent rise in unemployment.

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English lietuvių kalba

11/07/2012

Malta and the European Social Fund  (11/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-30-12-474-EN-C

Malta is investing over EUR 131 million in measures aimed at improving the qualifications, skills and active participation of its workforce. With limited natural resources, Malta’s economy is more dependent than others on the quality of its workers and their ability to adapt to changing circumstances. So ESF funding is helping to build a culture of education and training in Malta and encouraging a greater level of participation in working life.

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English Malti

11/07/2012

Poland and the European Social Fund  (11/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-30-12-476-EN-C

Poland is using ESF funds to boost the links between science, innovation and industry and to train the highly qualified workers companies need as the economy switches towards more technology-oriented sectors. Reforms to the education and training system are under way to support this effort. And the job prospects of disadvantaged groups are being improved through training and social enterprise.

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English polski

11/07/2012

Romania and the European Social Fund  (11/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-30-12-477-EN-C

Romania is deploying ESF funds to give its people the jobs and skills they need to benefit from the modernisation of its economy and convergence to EU living standards. Projects are addressing a wide range of activities, from education and training to helping the young, older workers and women gain access to work and careers. And Romania is building a fairer society with focused efforts to help poor, rural populations and its Roma citizens to get the same opportunities for education and jobs as everyone else.

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English română

11/07/2012

Slovakia and the European Social Fund  (11/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-30-12-479-EN-C

Slovakia is using ESF funding to tackle high-levels of long-term unemployment and significant regional disparities. Over EUR 1.7 billion is being invested in a wide range of projects aimed at improving the situation for employment and social inclusion through support for jobs and better access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities – key factors for future economic growth.

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English slovenčina

11/07/2012

Slovenia and the European Social Fund  (11/07/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-30-12-480-EN-C

Slovenia is using ESF funding to address two main challenges. First, it aims to give its workers, its older workers and its young people the skills to benefit from future economic growth. Second, the objective is to ensure that disadvantaged groups – including the Roma – are not left behind, by taking measures to enhance social cohesion.

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English slovenščina