Navigation path

PES services for young people

Young people in the EU experience higher rates of unemployment than the average population. The Youth Guarantee, established by a Council Recommendation in 2013, aims to ensure that all young people receive a good quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving education.

PES have a central role in the implementation of the Youth Guarantee in almost all EU countries and they provide services that support young people in their transition between education and the labour market. PES play an increasing role in the outreach and activation of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs). Some PES work with designated youth workers to carry out outreach to this group and encourage them to participate in PES services. Other PES use mobile services, one-stop-shops and other approaches.

Search our PES learning resources

Explore what PES are doing, learning and sharing across Europe.


Lang Type Title Year Country
EN Click to view record Report on PES Implementation of the Youth Guarantee 2017 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report : Implementation of the Youth Guarantee – Challenges and Success Factors (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit: Sustainable Integration into the labour market 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Assessment Report: PES Capacity 2016 EU
EN Click to view record PES Network - Labour Market Integration of Refugees Key Considerations 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Report: PES Implementation of the Youth Guarantee 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Study: EU Labour Market Dynamics and PES Activity 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit on Sustainable Activation of NEETs (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Assessment Report on PES capacity 2015 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 PES practices for the outreach and activation of NEETs 2015 EU
EN Click to view record Report on PES Implementation of the Youth Guarantee 2015 EU
EN Click to view record PES Network Catalogue of Measures for implementation of the Youth Guarantee 2014 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 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 The role of PES within the delivery of the Youth Guarantee 2014 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: PES Approaches for Sustainable Activation of Low Skilled Adults and Youths Work-first or Train-first 2013 EU
EN Click to view record Contribution of the Heads of PES network (HoPES) to the Berlin Youth Summit 2013 EU
EN Click to view record HoPES Note on Criteria for sustainable wage subsidies 2013 EU
EN Click to view record Public Employment Services’ Contribution to EU 2020 2013 EU
EN Click to view record HoPES Assessment Report on PES capacities to implement the Youth Guarantee 2013 EU
EN Click to view record HoPES Catalogue of Measures for implementation of the Youth Guarantee 2013 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 Peer review - Toolkit: PES approaches to low-skilled adults and young people: Work-first or train-first 2013 Lithuania
EN Click to view record Follow-up study visit report: PES approaches to low-skilled adults and young people 2013 Norway
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: The role of Public Employment Services in youth integration 2011 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 Peer review - Thematic paper: Youth guarantees: PES approaches and measures for low skilled young people 2011 Austria