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A Danish model for Scotland?. Edinburgh 24.3.2010 by Morten Lassen. The Purpose?. Policy- import? – No! - different contexts, different regimes Policy-transfer? – Perhaps! - depends on specific conditions and political will Policy-learning? – Yes!

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A danish model for scotland

A Danish model for Scotland?

Edinburgh 24.3.2010


Morten Lassen

The purpose
The Purpose?

  • Policy- import? – No!

    - different contexts, different regimes

  • Policy-transfer? – Perhaps!

    - depends on specific conditions and political will

  • Policy-learning? – Yes!

    - inspirations on content, institutions and processes

A few facts about denmark
A Few Facts About Denmark

  • 5.4 mio. inhabitants

  • An universalistic welfare state:

    - social welfare financed through taxes

    - free public services for all citizens in many areas

  • The Danish Labour Market model:

    - based on the flexicurity model

    - tripartite co-operation

  • The Danish Labour Market:

    - the labour force constitutes appr. 2.8. mio. people

    - a high participation rate of appr. 77%

    - women make up about 47.5.% of the labour force

    - about 33 % of all employed work in public sector

The Danish flexicurity triangle

  • Low employment protection

  • High job mobility

Flexible labour market

Income security

Unem-ployment benefits

Active LMP

Educational policy etc.

  • Focus on better qualifications

  • Right and duty to accept job offers

  • High degree of compensation

  • Four years in the insurance system

Lll policy objectives since 2007
LLL-policy objectives since 2007

  • Provision of a coherent and publicly funded education and continuing training system for adults at all levels

  • Ensure access for all – not least low skilled

  • Coherent education/training and career guidance for adults

  • Ensure possibilities of skills and competence development (general and work-related supply from public institutions)

  • Ensure recognition of skills and competencies of prior learning (focus on non-formal and informal learning) by employers and society at large

  • New institutional framework – VET-centres from 2010

Some deepenings about vet
Some deepenings about VET

  • Financing:

    • Public provision and taximeter funding of approved education activities

    • Co-financing by participants or employers through graduated tuition fees favouring low-skilled, certain offers being free

    • Co-financing by competence-funds, raised by collective agreements giving individual rights for wage-earners

    • Publicly financed support/allowance schemes for forgone earnings during trainee leave (qualifying courses only)

    • Training for unemployed purchased by Public Employment Service

VOCATIONAL ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING for low- skilled and skilledlabour-two main entries

Deepening about adult vocational training amu
Deepening about Adult Vocational training (AMU)

  • Main objectives:

    • To provide, maintain and improve skills and competencies of participants in accordance with the demand of the labour market

    • To solve restructuring and adaptation needs in the labour market

    • To contribute to lifelong learning upgrading of skills and competencies in the workforce

  • Profile of the AMU-system:

    • Target group: Unskilled and skilled workers (more than 500.000 participants per year in a course)

    • More than 3000 programmes

    • Each year, app. 500 programmes are developed or changed due to changed needs on the labour market

    • Nationally recognised certificate upon completion of a course

    • More than 150 providers: colleges, training centres and private providers


- A shift from focusing on education and training to focusing on competencies

Some danish challenges
Some Danish Challenges

  • Raising activity for unskilled persons

    • -a question of motivation

  • Raising activity for employed in SME’s

    • a question of firm decisions and offensive promoting of VET-supply

  • Better interplay between general and vocational providers

    • a question of strategic planning by management of institutions

  • Implementing new VET-centres for better need scanning in firms and coordination of supply in a still more market –oriented supply

    • a question of strategic will and cooperative spirit from the people of the supplying institutions

  • -Raising activity for unemployed

    • a question of new policy profile of labour market policy

  • Thank you for your attention

  • I hope you have been inspired for further discussions of learning, perhaps transfer or even import of the Danish model of Life Long Learning……..