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Voluntary Labour Corps



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1. Background

What makes this an example of good/interesting practice/initiative/policy?
- The motivation of the initiative (What is the history/background of the policy?)
- Linkages with LLG policy priorities (Please add references to other national/EU policies or documents)
- Participants
The Voluntary Labour Corps is a state budget entity supervised by the minister competent for the labour issues.

Aims and targets
- Objectives of the initiative (What did the policy set out to achieve?)
- Target group
- Methods applied to reach the objective (technological and /or pedagogical)
The Voluntary Labour Corps fulfils the duties of the state in the field of employment policy and in the field of counteracting the marginalization and the social exclusion of young people. It has a network of specialized stationary and mobile units providing a range of services for young people.

2. Implementation

Strategy and actions (Please describe the approach adopted to make the reform work and any actions taken.)
- Level of implementation (national, regional etc.)
- Implementation (description)
Level of implementation - national.

Monitoring and evaluation
- What has been put in place for monitoring and evaluation?
- What actors are involved?

3. Outcomes

Achievements (Please describe the main outcomes/results according to the following headings. Each option can be answered - up to 50 words)
- Specific results
- Cost effectiveness
- Budget
- Innovative aspects
Between 2009 and 2013 the Voluntary Labour Corps is carrying out a project co-financed by the EU within the ESF „The Voluntary Labour Corps as the provider of the labour market services”. The activities of the project will be directed to 25.000 young people aged between 15-25, including 600 unemployed and 2.440 people professionally inactive. The following persons will benefit from the assistance: unemployed or people seeking a job with different level of education and qualifications, requiring an assistance on the labour market; students and graduates preparing to enter the labour market and requiring an assistance in terms of professional counselling, job matching and vocational training; people at risk of social exclusion.

Success factors (What key success factors have led to or prevented success?)
- Lessons learnt
- Unintended impacts (Have there been any unintended impacts? Positive or negative?)
Project „The Voluntary Labour Corps as the provider of the labour market services” is compliant with the main activities undertaken to support young people entering the labour market.

Strengths and weaknesses
- What areas of the policy can we learn lessons from?
- Are there still challenges ahead?

4. Additional narrative description of the policy/practice/initiative


Additional information

Name of contact

Role (in policy initiative)

Organization name
Voluntary Labour Corps

1 Tamka st., 00-349 Warsaw, Poland




Website address

Documents and publications

Attached files


This information was provided/updated by:
Paulina Bogdanska

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