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Peer learning events

The Peer Reviews of the Mutual Learning Programme (MLP) provide a forum for EU government representatives to exchange information and experiences on a topic relating to the European employment strategy.

A peer review is a learning event hosted by a Member State wishing to present an effective policy or practice to a group of peer countries (around 10 guest countries). The goal is to discuss a specific topic and identify good practice on the basis of a real policy implementation.

The events are targeted to national officials, but also independent academic experts are invited, contributing with wider knowledge and support, including background papers which are prepared in advance of the meetings. The Peer Review comprises a range of presentations and interactive working groups, delivered over two days.

In addition to peer reviews, the Mutual Learning Programme (MLP) organizes other targeted events to support to EU countries in addressing specific policy challenges and issues.

Some learning exchanges build on former peers by examining a specific policy or measure in greater depth. Others are set up a small group of countries in order to help EU Member States to deal with specific policy challenges, such as their Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs).

Participation in the peer learning events is by invitation only. The participants are Member State government representatives, as well as other relevant stakeholders from the host country, where appropriate.


Are you a government representative interested in taking part in a peer learning event? Contact the MLP support team at

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