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PES Practices

In this database you can find inspiring practices from Public Employment Services across Europe.

The selected practices focus on issues such as supporting young people and the long-term unemployed, working with schools, and management methods.

Practices have been selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevance: the practices reflect EU employment policy within the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy
  • Scope: the practices represent concrete PES services with specific operational objectives implemented on national, regional or local scale
  • Timescale: the practices are either ongoing or were terminated after 2010
  • Evidence-based: the practices are based on performance data / monitoring / evaluation
  • Potential for learning and replication: the practices provide insight into success factors and outcomes, as well as challenges and lessons learnt.

To search other PES resources by theme, please consult the PES Knowledge Centre.


Lang Type Title Year Country
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Integration Through Work 2017 Belgium
EN Click to view record PES Practice: The Management Assessment (MASS) 2017 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Statistically Assisted Profiling (StAP) 2017 Croatia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Overcoming a new stage of digital transformation together 2017 France
EN Click to view record PES Practice: The ‘Multi-Sectorial Joint Service Enhancing Employability’ for long-term unemployed 2017 Finland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Fast Track Initiative for Newly Arrived Immigrants 2017 Sweden
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Competence check for the vocational integration of refugees (Kompetenzcheck) 2017 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Multilingual Competency Questionnaires 2017 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: TrEffeR (Treatment Effects and Prediction) 2017 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Centre for Job Coping 2017 Norway
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Employment Challenge and Career Challenge initiatives 2017 Slovenia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Early and intensified counselling 2017 Denmark
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Measuring the net effect of vocational training 2017 Finland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: ‘Valuing data’ programme 2017 France
EN Click to view record PES Practice: JobPath - Activation Service 2017 Ireland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Mentoring Scheme 2017 Norway
EN Click to view record PES Practice: ‘INA! – Sustain integration’ 2017 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: ‘Self-leadership’ approach 2017 Sweden
EN Click to view record PES Practice: ‘Jobelo’ 2017 Luxembourg
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Mobile Mentor Application (‘Mentor App’) 2017 Belgium
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Perspectives for families– employment and youth services working together to provide families with a better outlook for the future (Tandem) 2017 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Activation guidance programme for people with severe mental health problems 2017 Belgium
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Jobindsats.dk 2017 Denmark
EN Click to view record PES Practice: X-Road platform 2017 Estonia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Mentoring: An innovative approach for jobseekers 2017 Lithuania
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Jobcentre Plus 2017 UK
EN Click to view record PES Practice: National Employer & Partnership Team (NEPT) 2017 UK
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Evidence-based design of services using RCT 2016 Denmark
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Active learning groups System (CMS) 2016 Estonia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Strategy Days with employees 2016 Estonia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: The “4-Phase Model” 2016 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: The “Consulting Concept” for jobseekers (BeKo) 2016 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: “Join me” 2016 Iceland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: The CHIT-system to renew registration 2016 Malta
EN Click to view record PES Practice: The “Work Profiler” and the “Personal Work Folder” 2016 Netherlands
EN Click to view record PES Practice: “Frontrunners” for effective change management 2016 Netherlands
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Inclusive Workplace Support Centres 2016 Norway
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Greenhouse technique 2016 Sweden
EN Click to view record PES Practice: “Job Hunters” Project 2016 Sweden
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Managing external service providers 2016 UK
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Sector-based work academies 2016 UK
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Online Platform 2016 UK
EN Click to view record PES Practice: The Client Monitoring System (CMS) 2016 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Using the EFQM-model for quality management 2016 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice:Implementing non-monetary incentives by awards 2016 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Competence based matching 2016 Belgium
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Lab New Services 2016 Belgium
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Advisory Boards (ABs) 2016 Czech Republic
EN Click to view record PES Practice: 100% Web 2016 France
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Mail.net 2016 France
EN Click to view record PES Practice: National Programme ‘Support for Retirement’ 2016 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Profiling of jobseekers using statistical methods 2016 Ireland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Combined Econometric and Self-Assessment Motivational Profiling of jobseekers 2016 Latvia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Integrated Self-Service ICT System 2016 Lithuania
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Lifelong integrated PES ICT Systems 2016 Slovakia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Employers 2020 Strategy 2016 Slovenia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Measuring sustainable employment of PES customers 2016 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Claimant Service and Experience Survey 2016 UK
EN Click to view record PES Practice: A databank for PES employees to share innovative ideas 2016 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Internal and external performance assessment 2016 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Local PES office clusters 2016 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Project database 2016 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Quality assessment of Individual Action Plans (IAP) 2016 Estonia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: InnovAction: a collaborative platform to put ideas into practice 2016 France
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Employee Engagement Index 2016 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Improving PES by measuring customer satisfaction and implementing manager bonuses 2016 Netherlands
EN Click to view record PES Practice: PES working with schools in Austria – with a focus on the practice in Vienna 2016 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Online guidance for highly qualified young jobseekers 2016 Belgium
EN Click to view record PES Practice: One-stop-shop agencies provide preventive guidance and employment services 2016 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Employment Stimulus 2016 Portugal
EN Click to view record PES Practice: AMS Balanced Scorecard (BSC) 2016 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Lifelong Career Guidance Centres (LLCG Centres) 2016 Croatia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Integrating customer satisfaction measurement as a key indicator of performance management 2016 France
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Jobs for the future 2016 France
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Ballymun Youth Guarantee Pilot Project 2016 Ireland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Certified youth workers to work with youth at risk 2016 Lithuania
EN Click to view record PES Practice: PES Tutors in upper secondary schools Pilot Project 2016 Norway
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Youth to Youth Integration (Unga In) 2016 Sweden
EN Click to view record PES Practice: National Programme ‘Support for Retirement’ 2015 Bulgaria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Service Vouchers 2015 Belgium
EN Click to view record PES Practice: FiT - Women in crafts and technology 2015 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Flexibility coaching for companies 2015 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Socio-economic enterprises (SÖBs) 2015 Austria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Activation and job search support 2015 Belgium
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Training and Integration Contract (PFI) 2015 Belgium
EN Click to view record PES Practice: I can 2015 Bulgaria
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Financial sanctions imposed on unemployment insurance benefit recipients 2015 Denmark
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Getting long-term unemployed back to work 2015 Denmark
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Social mentoring 2015 Denmark
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Coaching for working life 2015 Estonia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Wage subsidy 2015 Estonia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Work practice 2015 Estonia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Start-up grant 2015 Finland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Getting your career back on track 2015 France
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Handipass 2015 France
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Job simulation recruitment (RMS) method carried out by assessment centres 2015 France
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Career entry supervision 2015 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Community service jobs providing additional costs (§ 16d SGB II) 2015 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Employers’ Alliances 2015 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Integration subsidy 2015 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Pre-apprenticeship training 2015 Germany
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Acquisition of work experience for new entrants to the labour market 2015 Greece
EN Click to view record PES Practice: New jobs for the unemployed (OAED) programme 2015 Greece
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Promotion of self-employed for new entrepreneurs and creation on new enterprises 2015 Greece
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Two-year employment promotion programme with social security contributions subsidisation 2015 Greece
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Creation of new jobs by wage support (temporary contracts) 2015 Hungary
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Life changing – Life shaping programme 2015 Hungary
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Microcredit Programme – ’Kiútprogram’ (‘A way out of poverty’) 2015 Hungary
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Education is a winning way 2015 Iceland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Youth to Action 2015 Iceland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Business start-up grant 2015 Italy
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Endowment for Relocation and Requalification 2015 Italy
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Individual Learning Account 2015 Italy
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Welfarma 2015 Italy
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Work experience 2015 Italy
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Career consultations 2015 Latvia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Management by objectives 2015 Latvia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Work Support Contract (CAE scheme) 2015 Luxembourg
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Exercise as a warm–up for reintegration 2015 Netherlands
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Reintegration Scheme for Partially Disabled Workers (WGA) 2015 Netherlands
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Self-employment 2015 Netherlands
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Step2work 2015 Netherlands
EN Click to view record PES Practice: The Participation Ladder 2015 Netherlands
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Individual Employment Paths 2015 Poland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Kaleidoscope of work 2015 Poland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: System 7/24 - The Employment Services Centre for Information and Consultation ‘Zielona Linia’ (Green Line) 2015 Poland
EN Click to view record PES Practice: CallCemm – E-centre for labour market services 2015 Romania
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Sheltered employment in the ’Util Deco‘ authorised protected units 2015 Romania
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Subsidised work experiences for young graduates 2015 Slovakia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: On-the-job training for students - Graduate Activate and employ yourself! 2015 Slovenia
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Integrating young people in foster care into the labour market 2015 Spain
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Job matching 2015 Spain
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Labour market re-insertion of ex-offenders 2015 Spain
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Skills-for-work schools and Job-learning centres 2015 Spain
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Special Employment Centres (SEC) 2015 Spain
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Training support and guidance actions 2015 Spain
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Introduction to working life 2015 Sweden
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Youth Job Programme 2015 Sweden
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Family employment initiative 2015 UK
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Fit for work Service pilots (FFWS) 2015 UK
EN Click to view record PES Practice: Job outcome target 2015 UK