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The peer review will be hosted by the Latvian Ministry of Welfare and discuss approaches for assessing and establishing work-capacity or disability, measures to improve labour market integration of persons with disabilities and the role of labour market institutions and other actors.
This Peer Review will explore the different possible causes of the rise of precarious work (with a focus on workers on flexible contracts against their preference and bogus self-employment), as well as the different forms in which precarious work manifests itself in European countries and the societal and political debates that it creates.
The peer review was hosted by the UK Department for Work and Pensions and attended by government representatives and independent expert from seven other European countries, as well as representatives from international organisations.
With the introduction of Universal Credit in the UK, the delivery model financial support for unemployed is radically changing. To ensure that this new delivery model maintains current performance, provides a tailored service for the unemployed and does this without additional resource, it will have to increasingly rely on automation and build a more effective diagnostic approach for caseworkers. Effective and efficient segmentation will be key to deliver this increasingly automated yet tailored approach.
While Croatia has taken a number of steps to integrate the long-term unemployed (LTU) into the labour market, the rate of unemployment for this group remains high. The Employment Committee (EMCO) has indicated room for improvement, in particular through the involvement of employers, the exchange of information and PES capacity.
Following recent labour market reforms in Portugal, the extension by administrative decision of collective agreements and the expiration or renewal of collective agreements have been contentious issues in the Portuguese industrial/ labour relations debate.
In some sectors undeclared work has increasingly become a challenge. Individuals and businesses that systematically breach legislation have a disruptive effect on all working life. Social fraud, violation of tax regulation and other forms of irregular activities are ever more organised and often contain cross-border elements. Cooperation between national public agencies and across borders is necessary to combat the proliferation of undeclared work.
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.
The Mutual Learning Programme organised a Learning Exchange focused on supporting the integration of young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) on the 27th and 28th of September 2016 in Brussels (Belgium).