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Increased training subsidies for employers who would otherwise lay off their employees

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Extension of the SROP (Social Renewal Operative Program) measure. The aim was to pay for training employees who would otherwise be laid off. The implementation of the program was in charge of the National Development Agency. The Operative Program was consulted with a broad set of civil and professional organizations
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
May 2009 - Dec 2009
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary
  • Budgets: 100 million EUR
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: no data available
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The aim was to pay for training employees who would otherwise be laid off. Keeping people on job and developing their skills was the promising strategy. / /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
short term
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • typical strategy for the innovation (optional; according to Obinger)-encompassing security
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • services
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • training schemes
Intended target group
low skilled workers, employees with competence deficit
Employers-private institutional actors
enterprises employing low skilled workers
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-agency or national social insurance body
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-employees (organised or individual)
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-employers (organised or individual)
Intended output
  • services
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • training schemes
Intended and unintended outcomes
data not available
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Participants stayed on the labour market, with developed skills their chance got higher for future labour market inclusion as well.
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