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PES services for the long-term unemployed and vulnerable groups

Many EU Member States are suffering from high levels of persistent unemployment, further exacerbated by the economic crisis. PES have different approaches and levels of involvement in supporting long-term unemployed and other vulnerable groups and they often work in partnership with other actors to deliver services to them. Examples of support PES provide to long-term unemployed include profiling, specialised LTU counsellors, mentoring schemes, one-stop-shops and tailored re-integration pathways based on individual assessment to name but a few.

In order to increase the effectiveness of their interventions, PES need to take into account the complex barriers that people face and adapt their services to the needs of each individual. PES therefore often work with partner organisations, such as municipalities (social services, family and health departments), education and training providers and voluntary organisations experienced in working with particular groups.

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Lang Type Title Year Country
EN Click to view record Labour shortages and surpluses 2017 2018 EU
EN Click to view record The Role of PES in Outreach to the Inactive Population - Study report 2018 EU
EN Click to view record Study: Atypical Employment and the Role of European PES 2017 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Follow-Up Visit to the Swedish PES on 'PES initiatives around skills, competencies and qualifications of refugees and asylum seekers' 2017 EU
EN Click to view record Thematic Paper: Public Employment Services (PES) initiatives around skills, competencies and qualifications of refugees and asylum seekers 2017 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: Combining active and passive labour market measures 2016 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 to assist the implementation of the LTU recommendation 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit: Sustainable Integration into the labour market 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: Disability and Labour Market Integration 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: Sustainable Integration into the labour market 2016 EU
EN Click to view record PES Network - Labour Market Integration of Refugees Key Considerations 2016 EU
EN Click to view record PES Network Long-term Unemployed Working Group study 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Study: Bottleneck occupations 2016 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Study: Cost–benefit analysis of remedial interventions for the long-term unemployed 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Study: EU Labour Market Dynamics and PES Activity 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Integration of the long-term unemployed 2016 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 Network Working Group recommendations on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market, December 2015 2015 EU
EN Click to view record PES Network contribution to the consultation on Long-term Unemployment 2015 EU
EN Click to view record PES practices for the outreach and activation of NEETs 2015 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 Peer review: Toolkit: PES approaches for sustainable integration of long-term unemployed 2014 Bulgaria
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 Analytical paper: PES approaches for sustainable activation of people with disabilities 2013 EU
EN Click to view record Public Employment Services’ Contribution to EU 2020 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 and older workers 2013 Germany
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 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 Follow up study visit report: PES and older workers - Qualification counselling and training subsidies 2012 Germany
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: The role of Public Employment Services in extending working lives 2011 EU
EN Click to view record PES Network: Meeting the Challenge of Europe’s Aging Workforce - The Public Employment Service Response 2011 EU
EN Click to view record PES network: The Case for Skills 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