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Funding for employment of disabled people

Country of implementation
Hungary
General short description of the innovation
The Rehabilitation Sub-fund of the Labour Market Fund provides subsidies for investments related to the employment of people with disabilities, or the expansion of existing facilities, or other developments. Funding is awarded through open competition.
Target group
Disabled
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2004
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Employment can be boosted by the labour market integration of those groups of working age that are not present on the labour / market. One of these groups are persons with disabilities. Based on Article 19 of the Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Sub-fund of the Labour Market Fund provides subsidies for investments related to the employment of people with disabilities, or the expansion of existing facilities, or other developments. Funding is awarded through open competition. Funding can be obtained for the following purposes: / ? the creation, upgrading or maintenance of workplaces for vocational rehabilitation in a regular work setting, or / ? the creation, upgrading or maintenance of sheltered workplaces in special ?rms, or / ? the purchase and upgrading of equipment facilitating the employment of people with disabilities. / This measure aims at to contribute to creation of workplaces for people with disabilities. These subsidies enjoy considerable popularity: in 2004 542 ?rms applied for funding, out of which labour centres approved 349 applications, which created altogether 2461 new jobs. / / http://econ.core.hu/file/download/HLM2005/TheHungarianLabourMarket_2005_onefile.pdf, p137 /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Creation of workplaces for people with disabilities
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Boost employment by the labour market integration of those groups of working age that are not present on the labour market, like persons with disabilities.
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (job creation)
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • subsidies/tax-credits (funding provided for investments related to the employment of people with disabilities)
Intended target group
Companies, people with disabilities
Employers-private institutional actors
companies
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • beneficiaries/users (people with disabilities)
  • employers (organised or individual)
Intended output
  • subsidies/tax-credits (funding provided for investments related to the employment of people with disabilities)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
funding for job creationincreased by involving people with disabilities
Intended and unintended outcomes
542 ?rms applied for funding, out of which labour centres approved 349 applications, which created altogether 2461 new jobs
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Employment can be boosted by the labour market integration of those groups of working age that are not present on the labour market. One of these groups are persons with disabilities. The funding provided for investments related to the employment of people with disabilities aimed at boosting employment and labour market integration of these people. /
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