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Professional experiences for employment

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Professional experiences for employment with guidances to introduce vulnerable people in the labour market.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
  • equal opportunities
  • family
  • general fiscal
  • pension
  • social
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Annual call from December 2007.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Temporary
  • Budgets: Maximum 8 000 000 ? programmed to 2013
  • Spatial coverage: Regional
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main objective is to promote the labour insertion of unemployed people by offering professional experiences with guidances and providing them the habits, practices and work environments? values knowledge. /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Provide the habits, practices and work environments? values knowledge.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Labour insertion of unemployed people.
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • job guidance, coaching and/or counselling
  • learning workplaces
Intended target group
People with a university degree or vocational training that have finished their studies less than two years ago and without professional experience in sectors related with their study areas. / People searching for their first job: / Disabled people / Ethnic minorities / People in exclusion risk / Young people /
Working age population
  • educational level (low/medium/high) (medium/high)
  • employment situation (unemployed)
  • income level (low/medium/high) (Low)
  • main source of income: social protection (Other benefits: Educational fellowship)
Employers-private institutional actors
Non-profit entities, local corporations, Universities and other enterprises..
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • municipal government
  • regional government
Intended output
  • job guidance, coaching and counselling
  • learning workplaces
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
2921 people in 2009 (34.4% of the participants in the programme); 1786 people in 2010 (32.15% of the participants) and 1955 people in 2011 (25.44% of the participants).
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
The labour inclusion is defined in this policy as the hiring during the programme with a contract for minimum 6 months or self-employment activity for the same duration.
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