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Obligatory solidarity contributions to civil servants in order to address unemployment

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Law 3986/2011 defines that 2% of the monthly income of civil service will be withhold in order to finance measures against
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • general fiscal
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2011- Many employees and trade unions appealed to the courts against this governmental initiative
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary with structural implications
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: more or less 150,000 dismissals from public services
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The aim is to find new financial resources for the ?lame duck? of unemployment insurance and to create new mechanisms for the financial assistance to redundant civil servants
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
systemic with programmatic implications
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • benefit duration
  • benefit level
  • wages
Intended target group
Unemployed / Civil servants / Dismissed public servants /
Working age population
  • main source of income: paid work
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body
  • central state
Intended output
  • benefit duration
  • benefit level
  • governance
  • wages
Intended and unintended outcomes
one hundred percent
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
In the long term this innovation will assist the employment mobility of fired civil servants / /
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