The Dutch PES, UWV WERKbedrijf, hosted this peer review on 5-6 June in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Representatives from the PES in Austria, Belgium (VDAB), Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden attended.
The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a Decision to improve cooperation between public employment services.
The National Employment agency of Bulgaria hosted this peer review from 10-11 April in Sofia, Bulgaria, which was attended by representatives from the PES in Austria, Belgium (Actiris), Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.
The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Minister of a Quality Framework on Traineeships to enable trainees to acquire high-quality work experience under safe and fair conditions, and to increase their chances of finding a good quality job.
Vacancy trends in the European labour market indicate a widening gap in job opportunities between Northern and Southern countries.
The latest issue of Social Agenda highlights the need for a new approach to employment, social and inclusion policy to promote youth employment: a combination of urgent, highly targeted measures supporting young people directly and of longer term structural reforms.
The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a Decision authorising Member States to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention concerning fair and decent work for domestic workers (Convention No. 189).
The pan-European job search network EURES would be strengthened to provide more job offers, increase the likelihood of job matches and help employers, notably small and medium businesses, to fill job vacancies faster and better, under a proposal presented by the European Commission.
17 Member States have already submitted to the European Commission their final plans to implement the Youth Guarantee.
A recent survey among its participants shows that the PES to PES Dialogue mutual learning programme has achieved good results, thus actively contributing to the implementation of the Europe 2020 employment guidelines.