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Inclusion of interventions for Vulnerable Groups in various operational programs financed by ESF

Country of implementation
Greece
General short description of the innovation
The aim is to support the integration of vulnerable groups by financing their training and supportive services (guidance, free provision of information, certification of skills and qualifications) in order to become employed. / The financial assistance includes pre-training, theoretical and practical training supplemented by extra employment subsidies to at least 15% of trainees in jobs related to their training subject for three months minimum. /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2007-15
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: 7
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
/ The interventions include : / A. Pre-training / -Develop writing skills, reading, use numbers etc. / -Basic knowledge in a foreign language / -Professional terminology relevant to the training program to be followed / -Basic knowledge of computer skills / -Update on legal issues (security rights, labour etc. ) / / B. Training / Subsidized training subjects are: Health Environment, Health & Welfare, Sports - Culture ? Communication, Economy, Management, Information Technology, Tourism - Provision of Services, Agriculture, Transportation. / / The pre-training lasts from 100 up to 200 hours, while the training 350-400 hours included theoretical and practical knowledge. / Unemployed, with or without regular allowance, education allowance receive 5 ? per hour or 6 ? per hour if they are people with disabilities, Seropositive, Persons detoxified or in detox. / / Additionally, the companies where the training(internship) take place are obliged to occupy at least 15% of the trainees, within 30 calendar days after the end of the training for three months the minimum or an equivalence of 70 full-time daily wage. /
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
The implementation of these schemes depends on the financial assistance of ESF
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • dualisation
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • services
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • training schemes
Intended target group
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
  • employees (organised or individual)
  • employers (organised or individual)
  • private not-for-profit organisations (e.g. Third Sector organisation or NGO)
Clarification of the role of various actors
The central state regulates and finances with the assistance of ESF. The other actors participate in the implementation of the innovation at local level
Intended output
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • training schemes
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Very few beneficiaries Unclear outcomes
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