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.
The Learning Exchange on ‘Effects of Foreign Investment on Employment’ took place on 23 May in Ankara (Turkey).
Over 30 delegates from eight Member States and International bodies attended a two-day Peer Review on the UK’s National Minimum Wage in London on 7 – 8 April.
Fifty representatives from eight Member States gathered in Paris on 10 - 11 February to discuss how to help young people re-enter employment, education or training.
This Peer Review discussed the Dutch approach for the prevention of youth unemployment with a particular focus on how to provide high quality education that addresses labour market needs and regional approaches to reduce early school leaving and tackling youth unemployment.