Minister of Labor Anke Rehlinger supports the project with a grant of around 85.000 euros, of which 50 percent comes from the European Social Fund.
"Long-term unemployment poses an enormous psychological and financial burden. It is therefore all the more important to support those affected at an early stage and thus enable them to restart their careers"Said the minister. "With this project we are killing two birds with one stone: Instead of unemployment, we are financing work and supporting the local community."
As part of the project, beautification work in the field of gardening and landscaping is to be carried out in schools and public places. In addition, the participants receive comprehensive social pedagogical advice and on-the-job training, through which existing and acquired skills are strengthened, activated and expanded. Half of the participants belong to the target group of refugees from the war zones in Syria.