Since 2014, Statistics Austria has been evaluating the fit2work programme on behalf of the (Sozialministeriumservice)and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy (BMAW). The legal basis for this evaluation is the Labour and Health Act (Arbeit-und-Gesundheit-Gesetz). fit2work offers two different counseling services: one is for people who, due to health problems, are in danger of losing their job or have difficulties finding employment. The other is for businesses that want to support the employability and health of their employees.
The impact evaluation of both counselling services is based on a quasi-experimental design, using a comparison group. Specific indicators of the people and businesses that attend fit2work are compared to those of people and businesses that have not participated in the programme and are as similar as possible.