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The role of PES in outreach to the inactive population

The project aimed at providing an overview of outreach activities with particular reference to the role of PES, identifying promising practices, and providing policy recommendations. 

The study focuses on outreach ativities for three target groups among the inactive that are central to current policy discussions on increasing labour force participation and social inclusion:

1.Inactive older workers

2.Working-age women not in the labour force

3.Ethnic minorities and migrants.

The first part of the study surveys existing policy regimes and outreach measures for the selected target groups, based on the existing research literature and on national and EU sources. The second part examines in greater detail outreach measures for the target groups in 6 country case studies: The Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Austria, Sweden and Portugal.

Project details

The study report was commissioned by the ICON Institut for the PES Network as part of a framewrok contract with the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission.

ClientICON-INSTITUT Public Sector GmbH
Project leader Ágota Scharle
Duration31/08/2017 - 20/01/2018