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
- 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)