Kokkola - Finland


Inclusion of more low-skilled people to the labour force is important to ensure sustainable economic well-being in an aging and tight labour market. The share of people with long-term unemployment has increased and remained high (Statistics Finland, 2019; OECD 2020), but a significant part of this group would like to return to work and is able to do so.

The main vulnerable groups involved in the Living Lab are long-term unemployed (over a year) or individuals with repeated unemployment periods.

The Living Lab is designed and implemented by FIOH and city of Kokkola.