Projects - Labour Market and Social Policy Evaluations

Support measures for long-term unemployed persons in selected European countries

Long-term unemployed persons represent a main target group of labour market policy as they entail various hampering factors with view to a reintegration at the labour market. On the one hand financial/social support has to be provided, on the other hand tailored measures have to be designed. In the framework of this study active and mainly passive support measures for long-term unemployed in selected European countries are analysed. These measures are compared with the Austrian support instruments.
On behalf of: Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich (AMS)
Expected completion: 2018
Contact: Eva Heckl

Inclusive entrepreneurship 2017

The study examines policies and programmes in the field of inclusive entrepreneurship (target groups: youth, women, seniors, unemployed, migrants and people with disabilities) in Europe. Furthermore, strategies and measures to support entrepreneurship in these underrepresented groups are identified. The Austrian Institute for SME Research is again (like in 2016) responsible for the country report Austria.
On behalf of: OECD
Expected completion: 2017
Contact: Eva Heckl

Regionales Fachkräfte-Screening Oberösterreich
Screening of regional skills demand and supply in Upper Austria

This project analyses and assesses the labour market situation and development (labour demand and supply) at the level of occupations and qualifications in the regions of Upper Austria. This is done based on an in-depth analysis of regionalized labour market and educational data, and regional focus groups. The results serve as a basis for policies and initiatives to improve matching on regional labour markets. Results are available at: http://www.arbeitsplatz-oberoesterreich.at/fachkraefte/fachkraefte-screening/
On behalf of: Business Upper Austria
Co-operation: ibw Austria - Research & Development in VET
Completed: 2017/01
Contact: Thomas Oberholzner

Evaluierung des Programms „Der Mikrokredit“ (2014-2015)
Evaluation of the Microcredit programme (2014-2015)

The Microcredit programme of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection aims to encourage self-employment by providing micro loans, advice and training to particular target groups. The evaluation of the programme period up to 2015 entails a comparison and benchmarking with similar programmes in Europe as well as an analysis of success factors of funded ventures.
On behalf of: ÖSB Consulting GmbH
Completed: 2015/10
Contact: Thomas Oberholzner

Maßnahmen zur Verhinderung von Jugendarbeitslosigkeit in der Schweiz
Support measures against youth unemployment in Switzerland

Objectives of the study are the analysis of the employment situation of young people in Switzerland and the framework conditions at the labour market; the identification of good practices of support measures for young people at the labour market in Switzerland; and conclusions and lessons learnt for designing support measures for young people at the labour market in Austria.
On behalf of: Public Employment Service Austria
Completed: 2015/03
Contact: Eva Heckl

Public Employment Services and the use of company agreements and CSR

This discussion paper, supporting the European Commission’s mutual learning programme for public employment services (PES), investigates: (a) to which extent and how European PES use collaboration agreements with individual employers in pursuing their policy objectives; and (b) to which degree and how PES take advantage of and engage in social responsibility (CSR) concerns and measures of companies.
On behalf of: GHK Consulting Ltd (ICF GHK)
Completed: 2014/03
Contact: Thomas Oberholzner

Evaluierung des Programms „Der Mikrokredit“ (2012 - 2013) 
Evaluation of the Microcredit programme (2012 - 2013) 

The Microcredit programme of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection aims to encourage self-employment of particular target groups through provision of micro loans, advice and training. The evaluation is focussing on the programme’s design and implementation, outreach to target groups, and its impact.
On behalf of: ÖSB Consulting GmbH
Completed: 2013/10
Contact: Thomas Oberholzner

Evaluierung der Auswirkungen der Qualifizierungsmodule des AIT
Impact assessment of the effects of the qualification module AIT

AIT offers among others five qualification modules for the increase of competence of employees in designated areas. To optimize implementation and to speed up the learning processes, the implementation phase has been evaluated. Main focus of the analysis are usefulness and effects of the qualification modules.
On behalf of: AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology
Completed: 2012/12
Contact: Eva Heckl

Evaluierung der monetären Unternehmensförderung der Wirtschaftsagentur Wien - Gruppe und des Wiener ArbeitnehmerInnen Förderungsfonds
Evaluation of the monetary funding of enterprises of the Vienna Business Agency – Group and the Vienna Employment Promotion Fund

The evaluation aimed at assessing the effectiveness of the directs support programmes offered by the Vienna Business Agency – Group and the Vienna Employment Promotion Fund. The focus was on analysing the intervention logics, complementarities and potential overlaps of the respective programmes during the period 2005 till 2009.
On behalf of: Town of Vienna, Department for EU Strategy and Economic Development
Co-operation: Joanneum Research
Completed: 2012/03
Contact: Iris Fischl