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SAB SW SloveniaDistance travelled and soft outcomes for long-term unemployed review

The feasibility of developing a methodology for measuring the distance travelled and soft outcomes for long-term unemployed people participating in Active Labour Market Programmes has just been published by the European Commission.

Sally-Anne Barnes and Sally Wright undertook the review as part of the ESF funded European Transnational Employment Platform Project led by AEIDL.

They also delivered a half day workshop for the Slovenian public employment services to support the development of a distance travelled model for the labour market programmes.

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