Denmark - New deal on active labour market policy - August 31, 2018

Backed by several political parties, the government has agreed on a proposal for a new (un)employment policy. The plan is to simplify the existing rules and at the same time transfer more responsibility to the unemployment insurance funds, the so-called A-kasse. A-kasse are organisations, which in most cases are linked to trade unions. The organisations offer insurance against unemployment and administer public laws and regulations in that field. With the agreement, the municipalities are given more freedom to organise the efforts, but at the same time, their results are monitored through new benchmarking tools, as well as a better opportunity for sanctions against those municipalities that are not doing well.

Read on: in Danish …   The text of the agreement: in Danish …

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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