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Factsheet for measure DK-2021-22/2042 – measures in Denmark
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 25 May 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
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||12 October 2021 (updated 20 January 2022)|
The lockdown of society caused by COVID-19 has left many academics unemployed. Especially the young academics have had more difficulty than usual finding their way into the job market. To help the young academics, Aarhus job center launches several “the way out of Corona”-initiatives for young academics.
Unemployment among young academics is not an unknown challenge in Aarhus, however, the lockdown of society has made it harder for the newly graduated students to get their first job.
The municipality of Aarhus argues that there is a need for new initiatives to prevent the increased unemployment among graduates from becoming a long-term problem. The new initiatives are primarily oriented towards small and medium sized enterprises.
The initiatives were implemented during the spring and summer of 2021 and should be up and running concurrently with the new year of graduates.
The new initiatives include:
At the end of February 2021, there were more than 4,000 unemployed academics in Aarhus Municipality. At the same time in 2020, the number was just over 3,400, while in February 2019 there were just over 3,200 unemployed academics. Thus, there are currently 600-800 more unemployed academics than usual in Aarhus Municipality. The aim is to equalize the number of unemployed academics.
No information available yet.
|Does not apply to workers||
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The Academics’ unemployment insurance fund (trade union) and Aarhus job center collaborated on creating the initiatives. Additional partners of relevance are the University of Aarhus and Erhverv Aarhus.
The social partners are supportive of the initiatives.
Eurofound (2021), Aarhus municipality establishes new initiatives with the goal of alleviating unemployment among young academics, measure DK-2021-22/2042 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2021-22_2042.html
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