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Project provides Sweden’s migrants vital support
Project provides Sweden’s migrants vital support (01/12/2020)

A Swedish project is ensuring the health and rights of vulnerable EU citizens are protected.

Securing IT Access for those Most at Risk of Social Exclusion
Securing IT Access for those Most at Risk of Social Exclusion (01/09/2020)

A Luxembourg-based skills project, backed by grants from the European Social Fund (ESF), has been helping low-income families to access home-based schooling and migrants and jobseekers to improve their language and digital literacy skills during the continuing Coronavirus pandemic.

Naples Shelter for the Homeless and Immigrants hit by the Coronavirus
Naples Shelter for the Homeless and Immigrants hit by the Coronavirus (05/05/2020)

The European Social Fund (ESF) is financing the emergency safe space “De Blasiis” in the City of Naples.

Migrant skills in Germany
Migrant skills in Germany (15/04/2019)

This news article highlights two ESF funded projects dedicated to developing migrant skills in Germany. It focuses on the people behind these projects, and the wider impact it has on society.

Immigrants to show enterprise in Italy
Immigrants to show enterprise in Italy (23/06/2017)

Eight ESF funded projects will help immigrants start their own businesses in Italy.

Immigrants get help to find jobs in the Netherlands
Immigrants get help to find jobs in the Netherlands (03/02/2017)

A social services agency will help 50 immigrants with temporary residence permits to find employment in the Netherlands.

Immigrants to Italy get help to find a job or start a business
Immigrants to Italy get help to find a job or start a business (13/01/2017)

New incentives for immigrants to get employed or start their own business thanks to ESF funds.

Integration: Fast-track for professionals in Sweden
Integration: Fast-track for professionals in Sweden (25/11/2016)

An ESF-funded programme in Sweden is helping to fast-track doctors and medically trained immigrants into the workforce.

New skills, new opportunities for immigrants in Slovenia
New skills, new opportunities for immigrants in Slovenia (27/10/2016)

An ESF-funded programme brings together immigrant women to set up a business while improving their language skills.

Integrating immigrants in Finnish labour market
Integrating immigrants in Finnish labour market (15/07/2016)

An ESF-funded project offers language courses to boost integration.

Integrating asylum seekers into the Austrian labour market
Integrating asylum seekers into the Austrian labour market (08/07/2016)

Austria carries out performance tests to better identify refugees’ competences.

Migrants – how can the ESF help?
Migrants – how can the ESF help? (17/03/2016)

The scale of the challenge of managing the migration/mass movement of migrants and refugees requires both cooperation and solidarity between the Member States. The challenge also led to the re-naming of a Directorate General in the European Commission – DG Migration and Home Affairs in 2014. This DG now leads on policy and funding developments on migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. In order to be efficient and effective, it cooperates with the European Structural and Investment Funds – including the European Social Fund – to facilitate the integration of migrants and refugees into the labour market.

Language classes for migrants to speed up integration
Language classes for migrants to speed up integration (11/02/2016)

The German district of Hanover has pledged EUR 96 000 to bolster language courses for migrants, co-funded by the ESF.

Preparing migrants for employment
Preparing migrants for employment (22/01/2016)

A new ESF-funded project has been launched in the Swedish municipality of Umeå to give migrants with little or no schooling a helping hand in entering the workforce.

Opening doors to learning for young refugees
Opening doors to learning for young refugees (26/11/2015)

The ESF is funding classes at a vocational school in the German town of Fürstenfeldbruck to prepare 60 young refugees for apprenticeships.

New approaches to help immigrants find employment
New approaches to help immigrants find employment (13/11/2015)

An ESF co-funded project will bring immigrant jobseekers and employers together to boost internationalisation efforts in Finnish companies.

Easing transition of migrant children into school
Easing transition of migrant children into school (30/10/2015)

A primary school in the German city of Puchheim is helping migrant children make a smooth transition into school. The ESF will now fund a part-time teaching position to support these efforts.

Faster access to work for migrant healthcare professionals
Faster access to work for migrant healthcare professionals (09/10/2015)

The council and municipalities of Uppsala County in Sweden are planning to join forces in a new ESF-backed project to speed up the training and licensing process for migrant healthcare professionals.

Tackling unemployment on the Canary Islands
Tackling unemployment on the Canary Islands (28/08/2015)

The Canary Islands Employment Service (SCE) will invest EUR 2.2 million in projects to help immigrants, people suffering from social exclusion, and those with disabilities to find work.

Career support for immigrant mothers
Career support for immigrant mothers (08/05/2015)

A new ESF-funded project is helping mothers with an immigrant background to launch their professional career in Germany.

Commission adopts ESF programme for Berlin
Commission adopts ESF programme for Berlin (11/12/2014)

Germany’s capital city will focus ESF spending on education and training, as well as social inclusion with women, migrants and young people as the main targets.

Youth apprenticeship advice
Youth apprenticeship advice (27/11/2014)

In the German town of Ulm, young people from immigrant families can get free advice on trade or commercial apprenticeships, thanks to an ESF project.

Supporting immigrant families
Supporting immigrant families (23/06/2014)

In Italy, a new ESF project aims to boost the inclusion of young second-generation immigrants

An inclusive cuisine
An inclusive cuisine (02/05/2014)

A restaurant in Brittany is helping immigrant women to integrate better

Finer Finnish skills
Finer Finnish skills (25/04/2014)

In Finland, immigrant entrepreneurs are being helped with focused language training

Individual approaches that work
Individual approaches that work (27/03/2014)

A successful pilot project in Germany that focuses on individual help for the long-term unemployed is being expanded to the entire region

Successful services for immigrants
Successful services for immigrants (19/12/2013)

A successful ESF immigrant support project is being proposed as a permanent service in Finland

Alternative Ljubljana
Alternative Ljubljana (10/10/2013)

A cultural association is developing an alternative way of presenting Slovenia’s capital city to tourists

Interest in social enterprise
Interest in social enterprise (09/07/2013)

Social entrepreneurship on the increase in Sweden

A nursery for planting skills
A nursery for planting skills (03/07/2013)

In Austria, immigrant mothers get help with important language skills

Caring skills for immigrants
Caring skills for immigrants (29/04/2013)

An elderly-care course aimed at immigrant home help is relaunched in Spain

Better opportunities for immigrants
Better opportunities for immigrants (21/02/2013)

The ESF promotes the closer integration of immigrants in Finland with help to find work

New chances for new citizens
New chances for new citizens (29/11/2012)

Recent immigrants are getting practical help and training in Swedish municipalities

EPIC success for immigrant jobseekers
EPIC success for immigrant jobseekers (07/11/2012)

A successful training scheme in Ireland has given 222 immigrants the practical skills that helped them to find work

A multicultural fire service
A multicultural fire service (04/10/2012)

Regional emergency services in Sweden are taking steps to train local firefighters with immigrant backgrounds to meet local needs