Haltern am See, 17th February 2018. In its third progress report to the oversight committee the Elena Bless Foundation could report on a further increase of activities. In the year 2017, 24 (previous year: 12) pupils successfully completed a work placement abroad with financial and partly organizational sup-port of the Elena Bless Foundation. Three of them came from France; they completed their work placement in Germany. All in all, the Foundation spent 14107.10 Euros (previous year 10.381 Euros), with 11.047 Euros on work placements abroad. Furthermore, like in the previous years, the Foundation promoted the student exchange at cooperating schools.