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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.