Funding by the Chambers of Labour
- Name of the instrument - Local language
- Förderung der Arbeiterkammern
- Name of the instrument - English translation
- Funding by the Chambers of Labour
- Type of instrument
- Grant for individuals
- Type of entry
- Group of instruments
- Short description
- Short description of the related instruments
Some of the regional Chambers of Labour (Arbeiterkammern) provide funding for adult learning in the form of vouchers or grants. Membership in the Chambers is compulsory for all employees (with the exception of public servants), so that the Chambers’ cofounding schemes are widely available. The schemes of the various regional Chambers differ from each other. For example the Chamber of Lower Austria promotes various courses at different levels. The courses funded include the areas of health, IT, languages and second-chance education. In addition, university studies are encouraged. The Chamber of Tyrol promotes basic computer courses to computer driving licence with cofounding up to EUR 400. In addition, there is support for mainly formal adult education leading to a degree. Funding schemes are changing over time, an overview is available in various data bases (for example, in http://www.kursfoerderung.at). There are no statistics available on the various schemes across Austria. The latest available estimate (2006) assumed a volume of up to EUR 3 million for all schemes provided by regional Chambers of Labours.
- Level of operation
- Name of a part of the country
- Name of the region (for regional instruments)
- Various regions
- Name of the sector (for sectoral instruments)
- Key scheme
Mostly voucher systems that are available for the members of the Chamber of Labour.
- Eligible group(s)
The members of the Chamber of Labour in particular Bundesländer.
- Education and training eligible
Mostly job-related, however, varying restristiction across Bundesländers/Chamber of Labour and sub-types of co-funding schemes.
- Source of financing and collection mechanism
Contributions of the members of the Chambers of Labour (mandatory fees).
- Financing formula and allocation mechanisms
Varies across Bundesländers/Chambers of Labour and sub-types of co-funding schemes
- Eligible costs
Vary across Bundesländers/Chambers of Labour and sub-types of co-funding schemes.
- Volumes of funding
- Beneficiaries/take up
- Monitoring/evaluation reports available
- Most relevant webpage - in English
- Most relevant webpage - local language