The Austrian-Croatian cooperation in the field of labour market policies can revert to more than three years of experience. The basic aim of this cooperation is to support the Croatian employment service and the responsible Ministry of Labour in building modern institutional structures that correspond to the current development demands in Croatia and are geared to comply with the European guidelines. Since October 2007 these activities are undertaken on the basis of an administration agreement between the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour with the Croatian Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship.
The L&R Social Research Institute had been commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour (now: Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection) to plan, manage and conduct the labour market cooperation with Croatia. When necessary, further partners such as the bfi vocational training institute or the WIFI institute for economic promotion of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber were invited to join the cooperation. Key activities in this context were:
Team: Thomas Eglseer, Walter Reiter
Client: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour