Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

PES governance

PES governance structures vary significantly between Member States. Some PES are part of ministerial structures, while some are organised as executive agencies. Others are more independent bodies, often characterised by greater regional or local autonomy. Depending on the overall organisational approach, there are also different degrees of involvement of other actors within PES management structures, with some, for instance, including social partners on their management boards.

In some countries, the trend has been towards greater decentralisation of decision-making on service priorities, budgetary allocations and partnerships, whereas other PES remain more centralised structures. Different approaches to PES governance can influence the range and quality of the services delivered and consequently labour market outcomes.

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Lang Type Title Year Country
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: Central Steering and Local Autonomy in Public Employment Services 2014 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: Decentralisation of Public Employment Services 2011 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: European reference competence profile for PES and EURES counsellors 2014 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: Job profiles and training for employment counselors 2012 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: Organisational development, improvement and innovation management in Public Employment Services 2012 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: Sub-contracting in Public Employment Services 2011 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: Subcontracting in Public Employment Services the design and delivery of ‘outcome based’ and ‘black box’ contracts 2012 EU
EN Click to view record Assessment Report on PES capacity 2015 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: Application of Process Efficiency Techniques in PES (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: Sustainable Integration into the labour market 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: Measuring customer satisfaction with PES 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Dialogue conference: Toolkit: Quality Management:The Professionalism of Employment Counsellors 2013 EU
EN Click to view record PES to PES Dialogue Report 2011: Good practice and lessons learnt from one year PES to PES Dialogue 2011 EU
EN Click to view record PES to PES Dialogue Report 2012: Results from the second year of the PES to PES Dialogue programme 2012 EU
EN Click to view record PES to PES Dialogue Report 2013: Results from the third year of the PES to PES Dialogue programme 2013 EU
EN Click to view record PES to PES Dialogue Report 2014: Results from the fourth year of the PES to PES Dialogue programme 2014 EU
EN Click to view record Practitioner’s Toolkit: Developing customer satisfaction measurement systems 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Study: EU Labour Market Dynamics and PES Activity 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Change Management and continuous improvement 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Change Management in PES (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Follow-up visit to NAV on 'Sustainable Integration' Practices 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Working Together for a Stronger European Labour Market (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit on Performance Management (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit: Being smart with data, using innovative solutions 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: How To Act? Implementation and Evolution of the PES Conductor Role: The Belgian PES in Flanders as a case study (2016) 2016 Belgium
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Follow-Up Visit to the German PES: Performance Management in PES (2016) 2016 Germany
EN Click to view record PES network: Addressing the efficiency challenge 2013 EU
EN Click to view record Public Employment Services’ Contribution to EU 2020 2013 EU
EN Click to view record The role of PES within the delivery of the Youth Guarantee 2014 EU
EN Click to view record Annual Report of the European Network of Public Employment Services - June 2014-June 2015 2015 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: Establishing and Operating Performance Management in PES (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record PES Network Self-assessment Report on PES capacities to implement the Youth Guarantee 2014 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit: Sustainable Integration into the labour market 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Making the PES Business Case 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: The VDAB Innovation Lab 2016 Belgium
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: Combining active and passive labour market measures 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: Modernising PES through supportive data and IT strategies 2016 EU
EN Click to view record PES and EU2020: making the employment guidelines work 2011 EU

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