Eight OAED programs are open for applications, with 12 more to be implemented during the quarter.
The aim of the employment policy is to reduce unemployment in regions and sectors, and also take into account the groups of the unemployed that are most affected by the crisis, according to imerisia.gr.
Currently, the Employment Agency implements the following programs:
- A special business subsidy program for the employment of 3,400 unemployed, former employees of companies affected by the crisis located in the regions of Western Macedonia and the Peloponnese.
- Training program for 2000 unemployed young people aged 18-29 living in the regions of Western Macedonia and the Peloponnese.
- The second program of assistance to entrepreneurs.
- Labor market reintegration screening program.
- Employment program for the long-term unemployed aged 55-67.
- Unemployment program for vulnerable social groups.
- Ergonomic arrangement of workplaces for the disabled.
- Business subsidy program for the employment of the unemployed aged 30 years and older, residents of the least developed regions of the country (λιγότερο Ανεπτυγμένες Περιφέρειες, ΛΑΠ) with an emphasis on the long-term unemployed, including people over 55 years old.
Co-funded programs to be announced during the next quarter:
- Business subsidy program to employ 5,000 unemployed people aged 30 and over in the country’s transitional regions (TFR) (3rd cycle).
- Business subsidy program for the employment of 4,000 unemployed people aged 30 and over in the most developed regions (PAP) of the country (2nd cycle).
- Training program for 10,000 unemployed young people under the age of 29 in the regions of Attica and Central Macedonia.
Also planned are programs to be funded by NSRF (ECB and/or EPANEK) and are under development:
- A subsidized Business Initiative program with a focus on the digital economy for 1,000 unemployed people aged 30-45.
- A subsidized Business Initiative program with a focus on the digital economy for 2,000 unemployed people aged 18-29.
- Internship program for 3,900 unemployed young people under the age of 29.
In addition, the following programs are planned to be financed from the Recovery Fund:
A business subsidy program to employ 10,000 long-term unemployed people aged 45 and over, residents of high unemployment areas.
A business grant program to employ 5,000 unemployed people in green economy sectors with a focus on women.
Training program for 10,000 unemployed young people aged 18 to 30.
A comprehensive program of advanced training / retraining and short-term employment of the unemployed aged 25-45.