The Learning Exchange took place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on 11 November 2014. It focused on the (mis)use of non-labour contracts to avoid Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) (civil contracts, bogus self-employment, student jobs, etc.).
The Learning Exchange took place in Dordrecht (Netherlands) on 28 October 2014. The aim of this Learning Exchange was to explore how to build capacity of the municipalities to deliver services for young people.
The Learning Exchange took place in Oslo (Norway) on 27 October 2014. It focused on eligibility criteria (e.g. requirements for job search, definition of suitable job offer, mobility requirements, binding nature of IAPs), monitoring of requirements (Job search, ALMP participation) and provisions for sanctioning (role and impact).
The importance of outreach work with unregistered, inactive young people neither in employment nor in education or training (NEETs) has been highlighted by several decisions at EU level. This includes the Council Recommendation on the development of the Youth Guarantee which highlights effective outreach work as an essential ingredient in the ‘early activation’ approach. The Recommendation encourages Member States to ‘develop outreach strategies and introduce mechanisms to identify and activate those furthest away from the labour market’.
The Learning Exchange on ‘Effects of Foreign Investment on Employment’ took place on 23 May in Ankara (Turkey).
The Learning Exchange took place on 7 November 2013 in Vienna. It was organised as a follow up to the German Peer Review of 24-25 September 2012 and brought together representatives from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Latvia and Spain.
The Estonian Tax and Custom Board hosted a Learning Exchange that brought together ministry officials and representatives of labour inspectorates from Estonia, Czech Republic and Lithuania.
The Learning Exchange that took place on 20 September 2013 in Riga was organised as a follow up to a previous learning exchange that took place in Athens in October 2012, where Latvia and Greece both expressed an interest in discussing their training voucher systems in more detail.
A Learning Exchange was held in Berlin on 5-6 September 2013. It was attended by a variety of stakeholders connected to or interested in the German dual system, from the following countries: Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal. The attending countries are all in the process of developing or enhancing dual training systems.
Spain experiences serious challenges in relation to youth unemployment. A possible way of solving this is through the implementation of a dual training system, best known from Germany. The German training system has fed into relatively high youth employment rates, even in the current economic climate.