Analysis of the provision of labor market services for non-Estonians

The main objective of the study is to analyze the provision labor market services in Estonia, focusing in particular on the unemployed of other nationalities (i.e. non-native Estonian speakers) and the practices of their integration into the labor market.

The analysis is carried out using both qualitative and quantitative data collection and processing methods. Qualitative methods provide an overview of best practices in other countries regarding integrating minorities into the labor market. Additionally, as one or two focus group interviews will be conducted to validate key findings and/or suggestions identified during the process. Quantitative methods analyze the efficiency and impact of the provision of labor market services among the target group (registered unemployed in Ida-Viru and Harju Counties). Its aim is to identify possible shortcomings in the provision of labor market services that can either be further developed, modified or completed by employing other services.

The study will result in identifying the main reasons that prevent the entry of people of other nationalities into the labor market and developing recommendations to help the target group enter the labor market, focusing also on recommendations aimed at improving the organizational aspects of labor market services.