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Crivet Unemployed. The effectiveness of labour market oriented training for the long term unemployed

Objective

The effectiveness of labour market oriented training programmes for the long-term unemployed arouses much interest among policy-makers as well as employers and unions. Nevertheless, there are doubts about the effectiveness of such training programmes which concern both the extent to which they serve its target group as well as the outcomes.

The core aim of the project is to get a better understanding of what works and what doesn't work in training for the long-term unemployed through the comparative analysis and evaluation of such programmes.

More specifically the objectives of the project are:

1) develop a set of hypothesis with regard to effectiveness;
2) test these hypothesis in order to identify the important parameters (e.g. organizational characteristics, contextual conditions);
3) develop a multilevel model (several parameter model) of effectiveness of training;
4) test its applicability in different European countries;
5) investigate and interpret the differences between countries;
6) provide decisions makers with recommendations for improvements of training programmes;
7) develop a monitoring instrument for individual managers of programmes to assess the effectiveness and quality of their own training programme.

The work will be carried out by empirical elaboration of conceptual models by means of case studies of a restricted number of training programmes or schemes within each of the participating countries.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Address

7500 AE Enschede
Netherlands

Participants (6)

CIRCA GROUP EUROPE LTD.
Ireland
Address
23,St. Stephen's Green 23
2 Dublin
NORUT SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH LTD.
Norway
Address
Forskningsparken, Breivika
9291 Tromsoe
Statens Erhvervspaedagogiske Laereruddannelse
Denmark
Address
13,Rigensgade 13
1316 København K
Universiteit Gent
Belgium
Address
2,Henri Durantlaan 2
9000 Gent
University of Crete
Greece
Address

74100 Rethymno - Crete
University of Sussex
United Kingdom
Address
Falmer
BN1 9RG Brighton