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Be enterpreneurial - The story of Augustinas

Augustinas Gutauskas taught himself to sew and took part in the "Be Enterpreneurial" project funded by the European Social Fund. The project encouraged Augustinas to turn his sewing hobby into a business.

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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.