Active inclusion

1. How much money is available (ESF+national funding)?

  • Over €274 million is being invested in combating poverty in the funding period 2014-2020.

2. What are the goals of this investment priority?

  • The gradual inclusion of groups of persons who face labour market-relevant problems and obstacles in their access to employment
  • The reduction of working poverty with a view to employment which provides a living wage

3. Which measures are possible?

  • Stabilisation measures adapted to target groups via advice, support, skills training and employment projects
  • The empowerment of Roma in relation to the labour market
  • Programmes for marginalised young people and young adults
  • Pilot schemes for early childhood development
  • Prevention of working poverty and improvement of the employment situation of the working poor

4. Which possible target groups are addressed?

  • Marginalised groups with low levels of ability to work and employability, such as people with disabilities, people with migrant backgrounds, and those with low qualifications
  • Roma/Romnia
  • Young people who are not in employment, education  or in formal training (NEETS)
  • Persons who are at risk of poverty in spite of employment (working poor)

5. Who realises the plans?

  • The provinces (Länder)
  • Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, Division VI/A/ST
  • The provincial government of Burgenland (Office for Women’s Affairs + Department 6)