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IT strategy and data

The Common IT-Based Database is used by the state, municipalities and unemployment insurance funds in their work with jobseekers. The database also delivers important data in use for the formulation of the national digitisation strategy.

Reforms and legislation are implemented via established implementation chains administered by working parties and a steering committee. In addition, a dialogue forum has been established between Local Government Denmark (the authority that represents the interests of Danish municipalities), AK-Samvirke (the umbrella organization of private-sector unemployment insurance funds), the Agency for Digitisation (under the Danish Ministry of Finance) and the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment (STAR).

The common IT-based database (DFDG)

The Common IT-Based Database is a nationwide IT-system used by the state, municipalities and unemployment insurance funds. It is currently used in the management of labour law including control, statistical monitoring of employment initiatives and national self-service solutions for assisting registration as a jobseeker, absence registrations, documentation of job seeking, confirmation of job search activity, etc. It is the basis for a coordinated and effective response to the unemployed and the public and private companies across municipalities and unemployment insurance funds.

The Common IT-Based Database also has the task of determining the periods of payment of public benefit, which in turn determines when CV interviews, job interviews, follow-up interviews and activation under the Act on Active Employment have to take place.

The data handled by the database includes personal data, which is necessary in order to implement legislation including the establishment of legal requirements with respect to the rights and duties of the various target groups and other groups who participate in employment activities. The centralised and systematic gathering of data from across municipalities enables big data analysis and nudging strategies.

Last updated: 22-03-2018