The Employment and Integration Administration is involved in the Cities for Active Inclusion initiative on behalf of the City of Copenhagen. This administration of 1400 employees develops local Employment and Integration policies and manages the Jobcentres and the cross sector Integration Strategy. For the citizens of Copenhagen, the Jobcentres are the entry to most public support and services.
The Employment and Integration Administration is part of the Employment and Integration Committee within the City Council as the supreme authority of the city.
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark with a population of 500.000 citizens. The city offers free healthcare and education, public housing programmes, subsidised childcare, social services etc. The unemployment rate is low in a European context. As part of the Danish flexicurity system, every unemployed citizen is offered unemployment benefits and a wide range of employment services, often combined with social and health services.
In spite of the local active inclusive policies there are still a number of challenges for the city. There are growing poverty problems, especially in some deprived neighbourhoods and among low skilled workers. Besides, in Copenhagen the educational levels of youngsters are declining, as every fifth never graduates, mainly due to social heritage. This is considered a major issue, as most of the long-term unemployed adults and other excluded groups are low skilled, and also because the labour market qualification demands are rising rapidly.
City of Copenhagen
Morten Biering - Central Administration, Employment and Integration Administration
T: +45 33173515
Stine Nielsen - Central Administration, Employment and Integration Administration
T: +45 3317 3363