Role lokálních projektů v české politice zaměstnanosti
Title in English: Role of local projects in the Czech employment policy
This book presents an evaluation study of a local project designed to increase the employability of its participants recruited from among disabled and older job seekers. Its purpose is not “only” to serve as a practical handbook for those who develop, implement and participate in local employment projects, but also as a guide for students and policy analysts on what all can be studied and how in the process of designing, implementing and outcomes assessment of any public and social programme, as well as how to analyse the obtained data. In order to be able to produce a comprehensive and, as much as possible, sophisticated assessment of the selected project, we first needed to concern ourselves with the very role that local projects funded under European programmes have played in Czech employment policy in recent years (chapter 1), and with the concept of employability as an empirically verifiable indicator of the chances of finding and keeping a suitable job (chapter 2). Concerning the latter, we were particularly interested in the groups facing greater risks in today’s labour markets, including disabled people and people of older age (chapter 3) that were participants in the project under review.