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Homes, training and jobs: what’s the reality of Social Europe?

Ahead of the EU elections, Euronews Real Economy travelled to Romania and France to meet people whose lives have taken a new turn, thanks to EU funded solidarity initiatives for building a strong social Europe.

Beyond stigma: Latvia’s inclusive initiatives for people with disabilities

The ‘Step into another’s shoes’ campaign was designed to increase public understanding, empathy and support for people with disabilities. It was built on the idea that the best way to understand someone is to step into their shoes.

What is ESF+?

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The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) is the European Union (EU)’s main instrument for investing in people. With a budget of €142.7 billion for the period 2021-2027, the ESF+ will continue to provide an important contribution to the EU’s employment, social, education and skills policies, including structural reforms in these areas.