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Labour market integration beyond placement rates

The event was divided into three parts and included the following points:

Part 1 - Impulse presentations:

  • Short presentation of the Interreg SIV project - basic idea and selected examples (Eva More-Hollerweger, section head NPOs & Civil Society, Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship)

    • Voucher models as a flexible way to promote labor market integration by offering training, creating employment or supporting social participation

    • Use of private financing options to complement public ones to promote labor market integration

  • Social impact of social impact vouchers - a stakeholder-oriented approach (Flavia-Elvira Bogorin, Researcher, Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship)

    • First findings from the impact analysis of voucher models within the Interreg SIV project - what do they bring to different stakeholders?

Part 2 - Thematic group discussions in breakouts:

Group 1: Privately financed labor market instruments as a complement to government instruments (led by Marc Hentschke, Managing Director, Neue Arbeit Stuttgart)

The role and potential of church funding in the area of labor market integration.
Possibilities of using private funding to promote labor market integration
Contribution of employers to the promotion of labor market integration
Exploiting synergies between public and private instruments to promote labor market integration

Group 2: Labor Market Integration of People with Disabilities (led by Selma Sprajcer, Senior Researcher, Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship)

  • Do organizations enable vocational inclusion?

  • Does the role of sponsoring organizations in labor market inclusion need to be rethought?

  • Where and how can private funding come in to promote labor market inclusion?

Group 3: Importance of Social and Economic Impact in the Labor Market Context (led by Olivia Rauscher, Section Head Impact Analysis, Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship).

  • Strengths and weaknesses of traditional indicators of success for determining labor market integration

  • Additional aspects of labor market integration by showing social impacts considering the needs of different target groups

  • Findings from impact analyses of the Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship on the importance of social impacts in the context of labor market integration

Group 4: Social participation through work - between volunteering and paid employment (led by Nicole Pitteroff, Unemployment Assistance Officer, Diakonisches Werk der evangelischen Kirche in Württemberg e. V.)

  • Objectives and potential of programs to promote social participation using the example of the voucher programs of Diakonisches Werk Baden-Württemberg

  • Social participation as an intermediate step for sustainable labor market integration

  • Effects of the voucher programs for the people concerned and the community

Group 5: Labor shortage in the care sector (led by Petra Schmidt, Head of Health and Social Services, Austrian Red Cross)

  • Needs in the care sector with regard to employment

  • Role of labor market mobility in the care sector, taking into account regional differences in the services needed (e.g. in schools, training centers)

  • Incentives still needed to promote employment in the care sector (e.g., apprenticeships, prequalification measures)

Group 6: Labor shortage in the IT sector (led by Clemens Foschi, Head of Cooperations and Civil Society, Caritas Vienna & Stefan Steinberger, Managing Director, everyone codes).

  • Needs in the IT sector addressed by the training program of everyone codes

  • Barriers to creating employment in the IT sector (e.g. labor market mobility, qualification, information deficits)

  • Differentiation of the everyone codes training program for the unemployed from other offers for the promotion of employment in the IT sector by focusing on community building and the development of cooperations.

Group 7: Open round with topics from the audience (led by Christian Grünhaus, scientific director, Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship)

In this group, participants were able to bring in their own topics related to the labor market and put them up for discussion.

Part 3 - Short presentation of the group work

Speakers and discussion leaders
Constanze Beeck
Researcher, NPO Competence Center
Flavia Bogorin
Researcher, NPO Competence Center
Clemens Foschi
Head of cooperations and civil society, Caritas Vienna
Christian Grünhaus
Scientific director, NPO Competence Center
Marc Hentschke
Managing director, Neue Arbeit Stuttgart
Manuel Kern
Project assistant, NPO Competence Center
Eva More-Hollerweger
Head of NPOs and Civil Society, NPO Competence Centervilgesellschaft, NPO Kompetenzzentrum
Nicole Pitteroff
Expert Unemployment Support, Diakonisches Werk der evangelischen Kirche in Württemberg e. V.
Olivia Rauscher
Head of impact analysis, NP Competence Center
Petra Schmidt
Head of Health and Social Services, Austrian Red Cross Soziale Dienste, ÖRK
Selma Sprajcer
Senior Researcher, NPO Competence Center
Stefan Steinberger
Managing director, everyone codes
Julia Wögerbauer
Researcher, NPO Competence Center
Kurzbiografien der Vortragenden und Workshopleiter:innen
  • Constanze Beeck is a research project assistant at the Competence Center for Nonprofit Organisations and Social Entrepreneurship at WU. She is responsible for conducting impact analyses, especially social return-on-investment analyses, in a wide range of areas in the public and nonprofit sectors. She studied International Development, Sociology and Socio-Economics and has been involved in the social sector at home and abroad. One of her current projects on the main topic of the event is the impact analysis of the BBE Joboffensive Lower Austria.

  • Flavia-Elvira Bogorin has been working as a researcher at the NPO Competence Center since 2016. In the course of her work to date, she has been involved in around 20 research projects and studies. Her main focus is on impact measurement, evaluation and scientific monitoring of NPOs & social businesses as well as public sector programmes and measures. She completed her master's degree in socio-economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Prior to that, she studied political science at the University of Vienna. Among other things, she is significantly involved in the ongoing Interreg SIV project, which will be presented in the event.

  • Clemens Foschi has been head of the Coordination Office for Cooperation and Civil Society at Caritas Vienna since 2015. Before that, he was Managing Director of magdas, the social business subsidiary of Caritas Vienna, where he was responsible for the development of magdas Hotel, among other things. Clemens Foschi studied commercial science.

  • Christian Grünhaus is scientific director and senior researcher of the NPO Competence Center. Apart from the operational management of the Competence Center, he continuously leads practice-oriented research projects, which are mostly financed by NPOs or the public sector. Christian Grünhaus holds a PhD in commerce from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. A current project on the main topic of the event is the impact analysis of the BBE Joboffensive Lower Austria.

  • Manuel Kern is a project assistant at the NPO Competence Center and studied Nonprofit, Social and Health Management at the Management Center Innsbruck. In the summer of 2021, he will complete his Master's degree in "Management of Healthcare Companies" at IMC FH Krems.

  • Marc Hentschke has been Managing Director of Neue Arbeit Stuttgart since 2001 and before that held leading positions in companies with a focus on youth and disability services and schools, where he also reorganised the organisations and achieved a strategic realignment. In the case of Neue Arbeit gGmbH, this was the conversion from state funding to market funding. Marc Hentschke holds a degree in economics from the University of Hanover.

  • Eva More-Hollerweger is senior researcher and head of the NPOs & Civil Society research focus at the NPO Competence Center and chairwoman of npoAustria. For many years, she has been working on voluntary work and various topics of the nonprofit sector from a business and economic perspective. Eva More-Hollerweger studied business administration at WU, focusing on economic and administrative management, marketing, environmental economics and nonprofit research. At WU, she heads the EU project Interreg SIV, which deals with new solutions in the labour market.

  • Nicole Pitteroff is a qualified social pedagogue and has many years of experience in youth vocational assistance and youth welfare. Since 2019, she has been working as a consultant for unemployment assistance at Diakonisches Werk Württemberg with a focus on political lobbying with a focus on participation through work, especially for long-term unemployed people. Within the framework of Interreg (Social Impact Vouchers), the team of Diakonisches Werk Württemberg is involved in the further development of the successful model of employment vouchers in order to create social participation and new perspectives for people in precarious situations.

  • Olivia Rauscher is Head of Impact Analysis and Senior Researcher at the NPO Competence Center. She has conducted and led a number of applied research projects and evaluations with an impact focus. Her current research and work focuses on social impact measurement with a focus on SROI analyses and the implementation of evaluations. Social inequality, poverty reduction as well as health promotion and prevention are in the foreground.

  • Petra Schmidt is a registered nurse and social worker and has completed several further education and training courses in the health and social sector. She has worked for several years in the health and social sector, both in operational and management positions, and brings with her a great deal of experience in volunteer work. Ms Schmidt is head of the Health and Social Services Department at the Austrian Red Cross, General Secretariat.

  • Selma Sprajcer is a Senior Researcher and has been working at the NPO Competence Center since 2011. She started her professional career in the nonprofit sector at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Nonprofit Research. The focus of her work is on people with disabilities and volunteering. She studied sociology with a focus on cultural and migration sociology in combination with political science at the University of Vienna.

  • Stefan Steinberger is the founder and managing director of everyone codes and a Teach for Austria alumnus. For five years he has been working on the question of how to teach people without gainful employment the basics of programming and prepare them for the labour market. Everyone codes (formerly refugees code) has won the Social Impact Award and the Coca-Cola Get Active Social Business Award, among others, and is active in three cities. Stefan Steinberger studied economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

  • Julia Wögerbauer is a researcher at the NPO Competence Center. There she works in particular on projects in the field of people with disabilities, management in nonprofit organisations as well as youth and family. She is also involved in an EU project on dementia care in the Danube region (INDEED). She has a Master's degree in International Business and Export Management and is currently completing her second Master's degree in Political Education at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz.