Publication: ‘The chessboard of the Participation Act'

21 October 2014

The result of the survey on the introduction of the Participation Act is described in the publication ‘The chessboard of the Participation Act’.

In response to the forthcoming introduction of the Participation Act, many implementation choices are being made at local and regional level. What organisational forms can we discern in the social domain? And what choices and motivations will precede this?

A survey conducted by Berenschot shows that many municipalities are choosing to integrate the implementing organisation for the social domain. In this case, the sheltered employment organisation and the social service are integrated in one organisation. At the other end of the spectrum, we can see an organisational form in which the tasks are divided into different organisations. For example, we have encountered divisions into two organisations, one aimed at people far removed from the labour market and one aimed at people much closer to the labour market, or three organisations whereby the benefit provisions have been placed in a separate company.

Berenschot has identified these forms and looked for the underlying choices and motives. The variation in choices and underlying motives lead to six considerations that, according to Berenschot, must play a role when making choices concerning the structure of the social domain, such as determining the priority target groups and how a congruent employer's service provision can be established.

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