The European Commission welcomes today's official launch of the Public Employment Services Network, a new cooperation structure helping Member States further coordinate their policies and actions against unemployment and reinforcing the European economic governance framework.
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.
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.
The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 9 and 10 December in Brussels.
23 September sees the launch of one month of online debates on jobs, banks, social rights, and e-commerce. Individuals, organisations and policy-makers will together trade ideas that could change Europe.
Member States' public employment services have a crucial role to play in helping the 26 million unemployed in Europe to get a job. This is why the European Commission has proposed a Decision to help public employment services to maximise their effectiveness through closer cooperation to better address the needs of the unemployed and businesses.
The Lithuanian Labour Exchange (LLE) will host this peer review from 6-7 June in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The fifth conference under the PES to PES Dialogue programme – the European Commission’s mutual learning programme for public employment services (PESs) – will take place on 17-18 April 2013 in Brussels.