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Workplace introduction program (special introduction program: SIN)

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Introduced in 20 municipalities september 1 2003. Offered to immigrants or refugees of the age of 20 or over. A SIN period can last for up to 6 months. SIN is offered to immigrants who are ready for regular employment after a SIN period, and at risk of becoming long-term unemployed. SIN is divided in 6 steps, the first three are mapping of merits, references etc, job-search and looking into potential needs for workplace adaptation. The next three are workplace introduction, employement and follow-up.
Target group
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
started in 2003, ongoing
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: -
  • Budgets: In 2005 ~14 million ?
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: -
  • Spatial coverage: local
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Supporting immigrants at risk of long term unemployment, objective: regular employment.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others
Type of innovation
  • new/changed output and/or outcome
New outputs
  • job guidance, coaching and/or counselling
Intended target group
immigrants at risk of long-term unemployment
Working age population
  • employment situation (unemployed)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
  • municipal government
Clarification of the role of various actors
New or reformed policies of this type requiring changes in legislation always go out on referral before being decided upon and implemented. Such referral instances usually include municipalities, social partners, evaluative public authorities and relevant interest organizations
Intended output
  • job guidance, coaching and counselling
Intended and unintended outcomes
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