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Is prevention better than cure for Europe’s Public Employment Services?
A new publication by the PES Network highlights the shift taking place from ‘curative’ to ‘preventive’ responses by Public Employment Services (PES) in the face of structural changes in the labour market. Covid-19 has only reinforced the urgency of such trends.
The PES Network shares national lessons on COVID-19 recovery
A PES Network mutual learning event on 8 September 2020 showed how adaptable and responsive European networking can be for dealing with the most pressing issues affecting national Public Employment Services (PES).
‘Dematerialisation’ of PES services: understanding the needs and preferences of people with limited access
A new publication of the European Network of Public Employment Services (PES) explores the topic of ‘dematerialisation’ of services in EU PES – digitalisation of services in the PES context – in terms of assuring access for people with limited opportunities.
PES Network calls for improved statutory frameworks around platform work
A new Opinion Paper by the PES Network sets out a number of ideas and suggestions to adapt regulatory and support systems to the constant increase of platform work. The publication aims to contribute to ongoing discussions at European level on the need for further action on this topic.
Short-time work schemes: a key response to Covid-19
“Nearly all countries have adapted, revamped, activated or introduced short-time work schemes… to prevent unemployment” in the face of Covid-19. Meanwhile, PES will need to continue responding to internal and labour market changes provoked by the crisis.
PES are key for supporting changing labour markets
Two PES Network online events on 24 June highlighted the important role of PES in effectively addressing structural changes in the labour market. In particular, they can add value through measures aimed at: identifying upcoming changes; meeting new skills requirements; and mitigating the impact of mass redundancies.
PES exchanges explore the rich added value of partnerships
PES should consider working in partnership any time this presents potential for improving services to customers. This was a key conclusion from a series of three PES Network Working Group (WG) meetings on ‘Partnership Management’ held between March and May 2020.
PES Network exchanges continue at pace despite COVID-19
The PES Network acted quickly to support mutual learning among public employment services during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The network not only moved existing mutual learning events online, but also started a series of specific webinars on how public employment services are responding to the crisis.
PES Network points the way for a reinforced Youth Guarantee
A recent Opinion Paper by the PES Network highlights the key role of public employment services in delivering the Youth Guarantee and provides practical suggestions for reinforcing this approach.
Belgian PES launches radio broadcasts for employees in lockdown
Le Forem, the public employment service (PES) for Wallonia in Belgium, has launched its own radio broadcasts to support staff cohesion and share information within the organisation during the lockdown period.