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Target reduction mentors

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Employers who use employees for education or guidance of other employees, can receive a reduction of social security contribution. The goal is to promote training in the workplace. / /
Target group
Policy Field
  • general fiscal
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
The measure was introduced on 1 January 2010. The policy is still ongoing.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: Year Budget spent each year (in million EUR)/2010 59.300 /Source:
  • Spatial coverage: Belgium (national)
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The measure aims at facilitating the transfer of knowledge between older and new workers by promoting training at the workplace. / - by using their own workers, companies do not have to invest in expensive training programmes / - older workers feel valued for their knowledge and seniority / - reduces early/unqualified school leaving /
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • encompassing security
  • others (investment in human capital )
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • lifelong learning
  • training schemes
Intended target group
Workers, acting as a ?mentor? for new recruited young people
Working age population
  • main source of income: paid work
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state (National Social Security Office (implementation))
  • employees (organised or individual) (mentors (implementation))
  • employers (organised or individual) (employers (implementation))
Intended output
  • learning workplaces
  • training schemes
Intended and unintended outcomes
outcome quantification (proportion of target group): / / / Year Number of beneficiaries (in FTE) / / 2010 140.2 / Source: / /
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