Category: Europe

Investing in young researchers : Carlos story

Carlos conducts live-saving research into cancer in Salamanca, Spain. He has been able to advance his studies thanks to support from the European Social Fund (ESF).   The ESF’s Operational Programme for Castile and Leon (2007-2013) contributes to the post-graduate study and training of about 200 young researchers across the region. [...] Lire la suite

Une startup finlandaise donne au chocolat un goût plus éthique

La société de chocolat brut finlandaise Goodio sait comment satisfaire les palais les plus exigeants tout en améliorant le mode de fonctionnement de l'industrie alimentaire. Le co-fondateur de Goodio, Jukka Peltola, fourmille d'idées. La dernière en date est d'ouvrir une salle de gym à proximité de son usine de fabrication à Helsinki [...] Lire la suite

How does the European Social Funds (FSE) help european entrepreneurship

Bringing opportunities to Lithuanian ‘Neet’ youngsters -   ESF- funded project to support more than 35 000 young people as they build a future. The nationwide ‘Discover Yourself’ project aims to reduce the number of young people aged between 15 and 29 who are not in education, employment or training (‘Neet’). It boosts [...] Lire la suite

Partners in Poland’s social economy

Lower Silesia Voivodship is boosting the region’s ‘third sector’ with the help of ESF funding. Over EUR 3.7 million will go towards the creation of new non-government organisations (NGOs) and for capacity-building in NGOs already established in the sub-regions of Wałbrzyski, Wrocławski, Jeleniogórski and Legnicko-Głogowski. Training, [...] Lire la suite

Social Innovation and the Social Economy in Greece

Social innovation and social economy in Greece are relatively new concepts mainly associated to what is known as ‘Solidarity Economy’. While in other European countries discussions related to social innovation have taken place for almost 30 years now, in Greece, organised forms of social ventures are apparent for only about 10 [...] Lire la suite