Hintere Außenansicht des D2 Gebäudes

Increasing inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour market in Upper Austria - accompanying study

Based on the results of an evaluation of the range of services provided by the social ministry of Upper Austria carried out in 2017 with the focus on a demand-oriented development of offers up to 2021 and beyond, the goals of a stronger placement in the regular labour market were set in the area of the inclusion of people with mental and intellectual impairments in the labour market.

Specifically, in 2023, 70% of people with disabilities in the area of sheltered employment are to be employed in (social) enterprises in an integrative manner. In addition, in the area of skills-oriented activity, 30% of the approved weekly hours are to be performed in (social) enterprises in an integrative manner.

In the course of this, the 26 organisations working for the province of Upper Austria, which offer work services for people with disabilities, are requested to submit their concepts for increasing integrative employment.

The aim of the evaluation is to assess whether and to what extent the implementation of the increased integration of people with disabilities in companies in the primary labour market or social enterprises has taken place and what problems, if any, have arisen in this connection. The NPO Competence Centre relies on selected case studies, benchmarks and qualitative surveys. In addition, recommendations for the project are made on the basis of the content and economic analyses at annual platform events with the supporting organisations.

The evaluation is carried out together with the Competence Network Information Technology for the Promotion of the Integration of People with Disabilities (KI-I).

Mag.Dr.rer.soc.oec. Christian Grünhaus

Christian Grünhaus

Academic Director, Senior Researcher (prev. Schober)
Responsibilities: Work and research focus: Evaluation, SROI analyzes, financing, donation behavior, job satisfaction and motivation, care for the elderly, care for the disabled and accessibility
Mag.rer.soc.oec. Selma Sprajcer

Selma Sprajcer

Responsibilities: Disability and accessibility issues, volunteering, civil society, scientific monitoring of projects
Benedikt Nutzinger, MSc (WU)

Benedikt Nutzinger

Responsibilities: Social Impact Measurements focusing on SROI analyses, issues in the area of people with disabilities.
Julian Kettl, BA

Julian Kettl

Junior Researcher
Responsibilities: Arbeitsmarktintegration, Menschen mit Beeinträchtigung