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Defecits positions training

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Defecit-positions training was a trial program mainly directed at immigrants with higher education. The ide was that complementary training/education would increase their chances of gaining employment in line with their formal level of competence.
Target group
Policy Field
  • education
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
start: 1st of july 2003. end: december 2005
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary
  • Budgets: -
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: (actual beneficiaries: 1331)
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Better matching between sought after competencies by the companies and competencies of immigrants with a higher level of education.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • training schemes
Intended target group
Immigrants with higher education
Working age population
  • educational level (low/medium/high) (immigrants with higher education)
  • employment situation (unemployed immigrants)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
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
  • training schemes
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Intended and unintended outcomes
only 22% of participants were foreign born
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