Evaluation of the Social Inclusion Policy Aimed at Reducing Long-Term Unemployment

In 2006 IVO conducted project “Evaluation of the Social Inclusion Policy Aimed at Reducing Long-Term Unemployment” within the evaluation of inclusion policies under the Open Method of Coordination. The project was financially supported from the Community Action Programme to Combat Social Exclusion 2002-2006 administered by the DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of the European Commission.

The project aimed to address the issue of unemployment, with special focus on long-term unemployment in Slovakia and its ethnic and regional disparities. One of the objectives was to evaluate measures and active labour market policies implemented in 2004. Such analysis could contribute to strengthening and further developing of social inclusion policies.

The report (coauthored by Oľga Gyarfášová, PhD; Mgr. Gizela Brutovská; Mgr. Jarmila Filadelfiová, and Mgr. Martina Sekulová) contains analysis of the social policy system, and more specifically active labour market policy concept implemented after 2004 and its impact on long-term unemployment. Second chapter deals with social situation and unemployment in Slovakia and the third one address the comprehensive evaluation of concrete policy tools aimed at reducing (long-term) unemployment. The evaluation is based on secondary analysis of statistical data as well as conducted fieldwork research in six Slovak regions. Finally, the report includes concluding remarks and recommendations supported by the conducted analysis.

Download: Evaluation of the Social Inclusion Policy Aimed at Reducing Long-Term Unemployment - final report [PDF document, 1 MB]

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