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Factsheet for measure NL-2021-12/1910 – Updated – measures in Netherlands
|Country||Netherlands , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 15 March 2021 – 15 March 2022|
|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||Thomas de Winter (Panteia) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||01 June 2021 (updated 09 August 2021)|
The NLLD – SMR scheme is a temporary subsidy scheme of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment and is part of an accompanying temporary crisis package for which another €70 million has been made available.
This crisis package consists of development advice, guidance towards work, training and the provision of EVC procedures and is supported by a campaign in collaboration with stakeholders. This is done to bring the package to the attention of workers, self-employed entrepreneurs and job seekers.
With this temporary arrangement, partnerships of sectors, employers' associations, employee associations, R&D funds and other stakeholders can offer development advice, guidance to work, training and EVC procedures free of charge to participants who have a connection with the Dutch labor market and apply for a subsidy for this. An activity or a combination of these activities can be offered in a trajectory. The purpose of offering these programs free of charge is to facilitate and stimulate the retention of work or transition to other work for participants.
The eligible activities are:
A. Giving development advice to a working person:
each development consulting activity has a value of at least €700
B. Providing guidance to other work for a worker:
category I supervision: €500 per supervision activity; category II supervision: €1,000 per supervision activity.
C. Training a working person:
category C 1 training: €75 per training; category C 2 training: €150 per training; category C 3 training: €500 per training; category C 4 training: €1,250 per training.
D. Taking care of an EVC procedure for a working person:
€1,250 per EVC trajectory.
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|05 August 2021||
The application period for this subsidy was from 15 March 2021 to 26 April 2021. The arrangement expires on 15 March 2022.
|07 July 2021||
Follow-up of The Netherlands keeps learning .
No information available yet.
|Applies to all workers||Applies to all businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
In the months before the launch of the measure, the social partners worked in close coordination with the Ministry on the design of this temporary scheme. Due to its short-term practicality, the scheme is linked with other parts of the subsidy scheme NL Keeps Learning.
Supportive, as they were involved in the design of the measure.
Eurofound (2021), NL Keeps Learning: subsidy for EVC procedures (NLLD – SMR), measure NL-2021-12/1910 (measures in Netherlands), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/NL-2021-12_1910.html
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