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Netherlands: EWCO CAR on Getting prepared for the upswing: Training and Qualification during the Crisis


Author: Jong, T. de
Publisher: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Place: Loughlinstown
EWCO Comparative Analytical Reports
Identifier: 444941
Report number: NL1010029Q
Keywords: Workplace · Organisation · WH - Work & Health · Behavioural and Societal Sciences


Available data from the Netherlands show no clear evidence that workers are participating more or less in internal or external training provided or supported by the enterprise during the economic crisis period than before. An exception is the group of young workers who participated significantly less in external education in 2008-2009 than before. Neither there is clear evidence that the profile of employees engaged in training activities is changing. Important measures that are identified to stimulate training and qualification in times of crisis are short-time working/ partial unemployment, education premium, subsidy for an experience certificate, tax reduction for education, sectoral projects and the introduction of regional mobility centers. According to the social partners existing measures are sufficient but the usage and implementation can be improved.