Projects in Austria
The list of operations includes all projects approved until now for the funding period 2014-2020, a summary of the project, the funding periods and the eligible expenditure.
This list was drawn up in accordance with Art. 115 (2) of the Regulation (EU) no. 1303/2013 in connection with annex XII and is available for download as an Excel file.
Here you may find a few examples of successful projects financed by the ESF in Austria. For further information you may have a look at the websites indicated in the links.
Alongside German courses and job application training, the project in Vorarlberg also provides support in placing people in jobs, and help with the recognition of certificates and proof of work experience. Recognised refugees living in Vorarlberg who are entitled to stay in Austria and who are not integrated into the labour market are eligible for participation. They also need to be at least 19 years old and have a knowledge of German at A1 level or above.
- German course: The participants learn German and prepare for the A2 examination.
- Group coaching: As part of training courses and group coaching sessions, job application materials are compiled and participants are familiarised with the labour market in Vorarlberg. In addition, participants are supported in their search for an internship and a job.
- Individual coaching: Individual coaching sessions provide support in the search for internships and jobs.
This project enables participants to obtain formal recognition for already acquired vocational skills and experience, as well as to obtain vocational qualifications. Completing vocational training forms the basis for reaching a higher wage level in the respective collective agreement, and for acquiring occupational protection in the case of unemployment. And not least, workers with better qualifications are at lower risk of becoming unemployed. This project therefore helps employees to conclude an apprenticeship in a fast and uncomplicated way.
The BOK and BOKgastro vocational school is run by the Vienna Adult Education Centres and helps young people who lack important requisites for the vocational training they would like to pursue, or who do not have the basic skills needed for successful integration into the labour market.
In the training modules relating to the hospitality sector and trades, young adults can try out various activities and then choose a specialisation. Coaches support the young people throughout the entire duration of the production school and speak to them on an ongoing basis about the progress they are making. At the same time, a wide range of competences in the field of cultural tools and the new media are taught in the so-called Knowledge Workshop. Sports and exercise also play an important role in the vocational school and are offered in the form of weekly activities.
The Industrial Quarter Youth Coaching project is realised by the organisation Integration Lower Austria in the town of Wiener Neustadt. With an initial interview and subsequent comprehensive advice, young people and young adults are provided with answers to their questions and with practical information on the topic of entering working life and taking advantage of educational opportunities.
Participation in the youth coaching project is voluntary and free of charge, and aims to discover the strengths of the young people, to draw up individual pathways and to plan the ideal next steps. Youth coaching is also intended to make an important contribution towards the personal and social stabilisation of young people. The support provided can last for up to a year.
This project offers ongoing support, advice and skills training for disadvantaged and marginalised women between the ages of 18 and 25.
During the entire project period, the young women receive ongoing support from an advisor. Free psychotherapy sessions are also offered to provide more intensive help. As part of one-day courses focusing on creativity and crafts, the girls can try out their skills and earn some pocket money. German training at A2 and B1 levels is also available, as is learning support to catch upon on knowledge which is missing due to participants not having completed compulsory schooling. Help in obtaining key occupational qualifications is also provided.
In addition, there is the opportunity to take an internship at companies – this is offered by firms as part of their corporate social responsibility activities.