Studies on local labour markets have been delivered by each applicant of the program. The applicants (partnerships consisted of local agencies, VET providers, NGOs, trade unions, employer organizations, chambers, CSOs) conducted a survey (relying mostly in secondary data) pinpointing the need to support specific social vulnerable groups (beneficiaries) through counselling and training activities in VET areas that corresponded to the local labour market needs.
More specifically each applicant (partnerships of local authorities, NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, VET providers, social cooperatives) should provide evidence based information on the local labour market demands. A dully completed application form should make explicit references to indicators and instruments such as a) unemployment rates; b) information on local business activity by sector, size, type of activity; c) SWOT analysis that can support the need for the specific training program suggested by the partners. Additionally, the beneficial consortia should deliver a local labour market study that would integrate data collected from local and regional authorities, PES, ELSTAT, business organizations, chambers, trade unions and consultancy firms.