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Factsheet for measure DK-2021-14/1670 – measures in Denmark
, applies regionally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 April 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||07 January 2021 (updated 14 January 2021)|
The crisis has hit some geographic areas in Denmark harder than others. Especially many citizens are affected in The North Denmark Region (North Jutland) and the Capital area. It places extraordinarily high demands on the professional organisations, employers and authorities to work closely together to ensure that dismissed employees return to employment quickly.
The measure is part of the Finance Act on 6 December 2020 between the Government and the other political parties constituting the Government's parliamentary basis.
With the Finance Act on 6 December 2020, the Government have allocated 50 million DKK for an increased training and qualification effort in the areas that have been particularly hit hard by the pandemic. These are North Jutland and the Capital area.
With the money, special temporary training initiatives will be set up for particularly affected municipalities, and several VET-coordinators will be hired to ensure that the workforce is quickly ready to take jobs in other industries.
In the two areas, special temporary training efforts will be launched during the spring of 2021. The training initiatives will be implemented as initiatives for defined groups of those affected, for example employees in individual companies or industries. The efforts will be particularly targeted at skilled and unskilled workers, but may also include citizens with a higher education who want retraining for new professions.
|Applies to all workers||Does not apply to businesses|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2021), Extra help for particularly hard corona-affected areas, measure DK-2021-14/1670 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2021-14_1670.html
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