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Ways to experience other European countries - bolstering opportunities through the European Social Fund

August 4, 2020

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Gain work experience abroad and see Europe with new eyes: The European Social Fund helps disadvantaged young people improve their career prospects by spending time abroad. For a video competition of the transnational learning network "TLN Mobility", young Europeans described their personal experiences.

Gain work experience abroad and see Europe with new eyes: The European Social Fund helps disadvantaged young people improve their career prospects by spending time abroad. For a video competition of the transnational learning network "TLN Mobility", young Europeans described their personal experiences.

Giving all young people labour market opportunities and thus laying the foundations for self-determined lives is one of the objectives of the European Social Fund (ESF). In the current ESF funding period, nine EU member states and regions are successfully implementing mobility programmes for disadvantaged young people. These programmes are coordinated by the European learning network "TLN Mobility", the Transnational Learning Network.

In a "TLN Mobility" competition, young people from six European countries documented their personal experiences in 14 videos. And the winner is ... Every young person who participated.

The aim of the competition was to raise the profile of "TLN Mobility" through individual success stories and to win over more young people and partner countries for the programme. The participating young people were also given a platform to present themselves and use their personal story to show how they coped with the situation abroad and what support they received.

The ESF has now published the videos: they are reports full of collected experiences, rediscovered motivation, new courage and new prospects.

Three videos that express the successes of the young participants particularly well and illustrate how the mobility programmes have supported them in this process, are presented in the film #mytlnmobilityexperience.

The film #mytlnmobilityexperience and all the videos submitted to the competition can be found here.