Berenike Ecker - Austrian Partnership Practice


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Presentation by Berenike Ecker, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Austria

OECD LEED report on "Demographic change in the Netherlands: Strategies for resilient labour markets", presented in Utrecht on 20th June 2013.

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Berenike Ecker - Austrian Partnership Practice

  1. 1. Austrian Partnership Practice Utrecht, 20th June 2013 Berenike Ecker Labour markets in times of demographic shrinkage and ageing
  2. 2. TEP's... _ are contracted regional partnerships to better link employment policy with other policies (since 1997); _ established country-wide (9 regional and 13 sub-regional/local TEPs); _ are supported by the Austrian Operational Programme for Employment 2007-2013 (ESF) by means of a specific focus (priority 5) and by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK) _ coordinate measures amounting to € 933 Mio./p.a. on average _ develop & implement innovative measures for the integration of marginalised groups into sustainable employment (priority 3b); time frame: 2007-2013 _ develop & implement innovative measures for the increase of the adaptability of employees and enterprises (priority 1) and for combating against unemployment (priority 2); time frame: 2012-2014
  3. 3. TEP - Partners Provincial GovernmentLabour Market Service Federal Office of Social Affairs Chamber of Labour Economic Chamber Chamber of Agriculture NGOs (Local Initiatives) Municipalities Federation of Industry Federation of Trade Unions Provincial School Board Educational Institutions Gender Mainstreaming Experts Regional Management Associations TEP Coordination Unit
  4. 4. Current innovative projects I ‘Desire for work - not waiting in frustration’ / TEP Carinthia Target group: unemployed people (55+) Objective: • employment at an NGO • chance to fulfill a meaningful employment, which is socially accepted • gaining additional retirement time • financial upgrade compared to the money from the Public Employment Service - poverty reduction Process: Selection of participants → Clearing → Employment Financing: ESF and national co-financing ‘Cross-over’: PES – pool of NGOs A pool of NGOs is provided. Participants have the possibility to make proposals for potential NGO employers - restriction: it has to be of social value!
  5. 5. Current innovative projects II ‘Youth Coaching’ / Austria-wide Target group: • Pupils completing their individual 9th year of school attendance • Young people „outside the system“ („NEET“) up to age 19 • Young people with special education needs and/or disabilities up to age 25 Objectives: • Youth coaching offers counseling on educational and vocational options to youth at risk of school drop out and marginalization and helps to come to a decision in terms of education or career . • Individual support and assistance is provided until sustainable integration into (initial vocational) education or the labour market is reached • Support with personal and social problems is offered especially where those problems might interfere with training ability Process: Initial meeting  consultation  intensive counseling  subsequent system Financing: national
  6. 6.  Take care of marginalised young people with regard to domestic circumstances, health, take costudy of minors, etc.  Should be actively involved into Youth Coaching Parents/ Guardians  Instructors: Identification of Youth Coaching participants  Cooperation with other professional groups within the school sytem  Maintains close contacts with Youth Coaching counsellors School Youth welfare services ‘Youth Coaching’ / Austria-wide ‘Cross-over’: Current innovative projects III  Offer support at the interface to the labour market (job search, offer specific courses) Public Empl. Service  Offers young people support with vocational orientation  Helps finding a match beetween personal skills and professional demands/ job requirements Economy
  7. 7. Contact Centre for Social Innovation - ZSI / Vienna Co-ordination Unit of Austrian TEPs Homepage: Thank you!