Inclusion in the labour market – examples from Munich and Vienna

European best practices of the employment of elderly people and people with health restrictions: In the framework of their DMAN programme, 20 executives of the “Department for Work and Social Protection of the Population of the City of Moscow” (DPAS) went to Munich and Vienna in March 2017 to discuss this interesting and highly topical subject with local experts.

Our long-standing partner, the Moscow State University for Administration of the Moscow Government (MGUU), had taken over responsibility for the definition of the programme content and for the organizational coordination on the Russian side.

At the initial meeting in Munich, experts from the state capital of Munich gave the seminar participants a first overview of the basic conditions and current focus of the inclusion of people with health restrictions in the German labour market. This was followed by visits and a lively exchange at various state and private institutions:

In the Bavarian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Family and Integration as well as in the Department for Rehabilitation and Reintegration of the Munich job centre, the focus was on political regulations and administrative procedures. With representatives of “Foundation Pfennigparade” and of the Association for People with Hearing and Language Disabilities, the participants discussed the concrete implementation of education and employment efforts.

Following these interesting discussions, the group took the train to Vienna, a partner city Moscow, where the City of Vienna had organized extremely useful meetings with representatives of the Viennese Employee Development Fund (waff) and the Social Vienna Fund (FSW). These were followed by a lecture and discussion at the Austrian Association for Blind and Visually Impaired People.


Finally, the program included a visit of two workshops of the “Youth at Work” association, where people with health restrictions can carry out a wide variety of activities: from wood and metalworking to office work and gastronomy. The latter could directly be tested by our guests at lunch!

In Munich and Vienna, the participants only had a few hours to enjoy the atmosphere and sights of these two beautiful cities. Nevertheless, they returned to Moscow with lasting impressions, new ideas and, above all, with new contacts in Germany and Austria.


Your DMAN contact

Andrea Lütthans
Programme Manager

Phone +49.5141.973-218
E-mail aluetthans(at)