Zukunftsregion Westpfalz


ISM - Institute for Social Pedagogic Research Mainz., Mainz, GERMANY


Green economy

Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language

Zukunftsregion Westpfalz

Name of the organisation, English translation

Future Region West Palatinate


Name of the practice, original language

Zukunftsregion Westpfalz



Description of the practice

521000 inhabitants are living in the region of West Palatinate. The Pfäzler forest are one of the largest woodland in Germany. But it is not only an agriculture and foresty region. The city of Kaiserslautern has an university and technology center, especially for the ICT sector.

Due to the many demographic changes and the economic structure it is very important to preserve the qualified employees in the region.
Therefore the association tries to realize projects, which one partner could not realize by his own but in coorperation with the others.

Policy context

The association (or project) covers different stakeholders: owners, politicians, functionaries, public servants, chambers or people from the region. All of them have the same objective: to foster the development of their region.


The association is a plattform for all of them and stimulates different projects. The owners and politicians are coming from different municipalities and counties- and from different political parties.

Labour market context

The demographic change is one of the greatest challenges during the next years. The population will decrease and at the same time ageing of the population will happen. Therefore it is important to recruit new personal and to preserve the qualified employees in the region.


There are different acitivities. But all of them want to show how attractive the region is. The first column/pillar focuses at the labour market. The transition from school to the labour market for young people leaving in the region and to climb the social ladder for potential qualified employees.
The second column/pillar focuses at the quality of life and competitiveness of the economy. The association tries to illustrate the different and interesting aspects and offers, which the region provides, i.e. cultural and free time events.

The third column/pillar focuses at the idea of networking. The association brings together all the different stakeholders in order to cooperate for the same idea: to make the region stronger.

Management and operation

It is an association with their own staff.

Target groups/beneficiaries

Qualified employees (from EU and Non-EU Member States, too), young people, owners.

Start date

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End date (actual or planned)

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Gender dimension

The association is planning a project to arrange work and life balance. Keyword: family-friendly workplace.

Products involved in or resulting from the practice

They have started a project in order:
-to find out the future demand of qualified employees
-to match the future demand with the offer of the Vocational Training and the degrees of the university
-to inform the training centers and the professionals about the future needs and skill profils
-to avoid the abruption of vocational trainings

They have developed a free APP, which shows young people all of the spare-time acitivities in the area
The region offers free WIFI in the whole “future area”

They have designed the region into an attravtice landscape with many offers such as cultural industries, a rich regional art scene etc.

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

– finding out and matching the future demand of qualified employees

Source of funding

Regional budget (tax revenue), Local/municipal budget (tax revenue)

Main responsible body, type

Local/regional body or authority other than Chamber of Commerce or PES. Please specify

Role of implementing body


Other bodies involved in implementation of the practice as partners or contractors

-regionals institutions

Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?

Yes, external evaluation


Target group(s)

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People seeking training

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B.2 Type of practice

B.2.1 Practices related to management or servicing of clients

Registration, skill assessments, identification of client needs and matching

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B.2.2 Practices related to labour market information and improvement of micro and smes’ procedures

Labour market information (LMI)

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Micro and SMEs’ procedures

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B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch (targeted to unemployed or employed)

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Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

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Sharing the cost of training and skills development

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B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

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B.4 Contracting out

Extent of contracting out of practice: The service is contracted out…

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Type of subcontractor(s)

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B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice

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SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

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Type of organisation carrying out the evaluation

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Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

Name of the organisation, original language/Name of the evaluator

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Name of the organisation, English translation

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E mail

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Web page

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Overall evaluation methodology/methodology

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Indicators in the evaluation

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Main findings of the evaluation

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Change in practice following evaluation

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C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

Type of documentation

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Monitoring evidence

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D.1 - Evidence of results

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D.2 - Relevance

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D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

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D.4 - Impact

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D.5 - Innovation

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D.6 - Broad-based participation

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D.7 - Sustainability

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D.8 - Mainstreaming

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D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

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D.10 - Additional comments

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