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).
The Learning Exchange on ‘Minimum wages in the framework of collective bargaining systems’ took place on 11 September 2015 and involved government representatives from Germany, Italy and Norway as well as representatives from the OECD and the Low Pay Commission in the UK.
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.
Peer Review on Flexicurity, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-21 November 2014
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).
Over 30 delegates from different Member States and International bodies attended a two-day Peer Review on Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE) in Prague on 6 – 7 October.
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’.
Over 30 delegates from different Member States and International bodies attended a two-day Peer Review on the different experiences and practices across EU countries regarding to specific aspects of national YG guarantee schemes in Helsinki on 18 – 19 September.