general aim of the inventory was to get a better understanding of the types
of training programmes for long-term unemployed that exist in each of the
countries that participated in the project. Such a general overview was
considered necessary to be able to make a better informed selection of
training programmes for the case-studies and the survey that have to be
carried out during the project.
attempting to classify the various schemes and initiatives, two relevant
dimensions emerge. The first dimension concerns the amount of centralisation
(or decentralisation/local autonomy), the second dimension concerns the
locus of delivery (or mode of delivery)."
application of the two dimensions (1)/(2), lead to the following ‘classification’
of training programmes for the unemployed:
'national courses’/ national framework programmes/ decentralised initiatives;
(mainly) school based/ mixed/ mainly work based/ work placement.
1999, p. 2,4)