September 2011 - present

Fully operational


Policy area

LORP was initialized as a project-based activity, initially financed by the Human Capital Operational Programme 2007-2013, dedicated to the support for Poviat and Voivodeship Offices of Employment in the area of implementation of tasks for professional activation of the unemployed in the region.

Policy goal

To gain an extended knowledge, up-to-date information and labour market forecast, and to monitor the labour market situation and trends of the regional labour market. Delivery, publication and dissemination of studies and analyses of the situation in the regional and local labour market (including those part of regional observatories of the labour market), inter alia, in the scope of: (i) anticipated situation in the labour market of the selected professions, sectors/branches; (ii) anticipated expectations of employers in regards to the desired qualifications and training services; (iii) commercial migrations within the region.

Part of broader programme, yet with explicit focus

Skills mismatch was one of the main research topics of the Lublin Labour Market Observatory.

Aim of policy instrument

To deliver cyclical research, development of analyses and regional labour market forecasts.
To indicate the direction of changes and to monitor the trends in the labour market in Lublin.

Administrative level
Main responsible body

Wojewódzki Urzad Pracy (Voivodeship Labour Office) in Lublin


Up to June 2015, about PLN 3m from structural funds. From 2016-2018, approximately PLN 30,000 per year from budgetary resources.

Intended beneficiaries

All labour market stakeholders, including employers and employed, jobseekers, young people entering the labour market etc.


Use of labour market intelligence

The following research/reports are made available to all regional and national stakeholders (available in Polish): ‪ A comprehensive analysis of the shortage and surplus occupations in Lubelskie voivodship (survey and report); Monitoring of labour market offers (cyclical reports); Plans and fate of graduates (cyclical studies and reports); Employers’ needs and expectations (cyclical studies and reports); A comprehensive labour market analysis - diagnosis and forecast (cyclical studies and reports); People with disabilities on the labour market - current challenges (report); People 50+ on the labour market (report); Reconciliation of professional and family responsibilities of people returning to the labour market after maternity, parental and parental leave (report); Labour market development forecast in Lublin; Factors of young people's professional activity; and Analysis of the food processing industry.

Frequency of updates

Updating of data is done by running new research projects and new results are disseminated through research publications/reports. A few research projects are completed annually. Research results are usually published in the second half of the year. The number of projects/publications depends on available funds.


Pilot action: 15.03.2010 - 28.02.2011
Project: 1.09.2011 - 30.06.2015
Since 1.07.2015, regular instruments have been implemented by the Voivodeship labour office.


Lack of multi-annual financial framework.

Success factors

Filling the information gap, which no other unit does in the same or similar way in the region.


Regular evaluation reports were produced up to June 2016.

Very innovative

Innovative in the context of public sector innovation. Knowledge resources generated by the Observatory both raise the effectiveness of the voivodship labour office itself, and allow other stakeholders innovative human resources management, enabling them to explore (in theory and practice) how human resource management can affect the regional and organisations' capacity to innovate. It fills the information gap concerning the regional labour market.


Evidence of effectiveness

Extensive demand for information on the labour market, expressed by universities at the Voivodship Labour Market Council, district labour offices, vocational counsellors, training institutions. Possibility of extending the originally planned scale of action.

Engagement of stakeholders

LORP was incorporated into the structure of the Voivodship Labour Office in Lublin.

Easily transferable

Exchange of good practices. Elements that could be transferred are the methodology of research and the method of analysis of: (i) the graduates' fate, (ii) the industry labour markets, (iii) Internet research tool.