European Social Fund (ESF) (Research, 2019-2021)

  • Programming & Programme Completion

L&R Social Research supported the ESF Managing Authority (BMA) in the preparation of the content of the Operational Programme European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) in Austria (programme period: 2021-2027). Among other things, L&R was in charge of the necessary coordination steps, dialogue and process support, the involvement of relevant stakeholders as well as the conception of texts and indicators. The project was carried out in cooperation with coop3 Beratungskooperative.

L&R has been supporting the ESF managing authority in programming processes and concept development since 2012. 

  • Evaluation

L&R Social Research was also part of the evaluation consortium for the Operational Programme Employment Austria of the European Social Fund 2014-2020 together with WIFO and IHS. Within the framework of a comprehensive accompanying evaluation of the ESF programme, all priority axes and investment priorities were examined with regard to programme implementation as well as labour market effects of the implemented measures and their efficiency. In addition, horizontal activities such as the collection of specific indicators, the analysis and evaluation of gender equality and the analysis and evaluation of the consideration of accessibility and disability mainstreaming in ESF implementation were carried out. The reports are available  

Team: Nadja Bergmann, Ferdinand Lechner, Barbara Willsberger, Andreas Riesenfelder, Claudia Sorger

External Team: Helga Reichert

Client: Federal Ministry of Labour

Status: finished