An adequate balance between skills and job needs depends on the provision of quality education and training, as well as adequate information on the current demand for skills. The aim of this Peer Review was to present how the Polish authorities monitor skill needs in the labour market in order to reduce skill mismatches.
The aim of this Peer Review was to present the German approaches to integrate long-term unemployed persons.
This Peer Review presented the Irish methods for forecasting skills. It addressed the techniques used in different countries to generate estimates on future demand for skills and the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to facilitate improvements in practices at the EU and national level.
The current refugee crisis is stressing the mechanisms in European countries to deal with asylum requests and general migration on economic grounds. This Peer Review presented the specific Spanish experience on labour integration of applicants and beneficiaries of international protection.
This Peer Review presented the specific experimental measure “Garantie Jeunes” in the youth guarantee (“Garantie Jeunesse”) context. This experimental measure targets the most vulnerable NEETS (young people not in employment, education or training) and supports them by providing a first professional experience, including both work experience and training opportunities; as well as financial support.
This Peer Review presented Universal Credit, a new type of benefit in the UK which was designed to support people who were on a low income or out of work. Universal Credit replaced six existing benefits and aimed to make work pay and effectively incentivise people towards and within work.
This Peer Review provided the opportunity to analyse the new changes made to the dismissal law in the Netherlands in January 2015 which aims to make the dismissal procedure more activating, fairer and simpler.
This Peer Review provided the opportunity to analyse the new system of activation policies in Spain, which reveals the opportunities and challenges of a highly decentralised system of activation policies.
This Peer Review presented the Norwegian labour market schemes and policies which aim to identify, assist or prevent NEETs (young people not in employment, education or training).
Over 30 delegates from different Member States and International bodies attended a two-day Peer Review on ‘Making Work Pay for Mothers’, in Malta on 18-19 May 2015.