Tailwind+ - for workers and businesses in the social economy

The aim of the Tailwind+ ("rückenwind") programme was to maintain and support the employability of workers in the social economy in conjunction with integrated and sustainable personnel and organisational development in the associations and organisations. Support was provided to integrated projects with a view to personnel development to improve staff adaptability and employability, and to organisational development to align the businesses more with demographic developments.

Tailwind+ was the follow-up programme to Tailwind - for workers in the social economy from the 2007-2013 ESF programming period.

Profile of the programme

Target group
  • Employees

particularly employees at non-profit organisations, services and associations

Number of projects


Implementation period

2015.04.01 - 2022.09.30

  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Funding priority

A: Promoting sustainable and quality employment and supporting labour mobility

Additional Information

web­site of pro­gramme


Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

Referat EF 1 -
Europäischer Sozialfonds
Digitale Transformation

53107 Bonn