European Network of Public Employment Services - Setup and Activities

14-10-2016

This document prepared by Policy Department A at request of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee gives a summary of the legal Decision by European Parliament and Council to establish a European Public Employment Services (PES) network. It presents its organisation, objectives, tasks and activities implemented so far. At the core of enhanced PES cooperation is 'benchlearning' (benchmarking + mutual learning) to improve performance. The note concludes that benchlearning has potential be applied in other areas. Further, it addresses the role of funding and sustainability.

This document prepared by Policy Department A at request of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee gives a summary of the legal Decision by European Parliament and Council to establish a European Public Employment Services (PES) network. It presents its organisation, objectives, tasks and activities implemented so far. At the core of enhanced PES cooperation is 'benchlearning' (benchmarking + mutual learning) to improve performance. The note concludes that benchlearning has potential be applied in other areas. Further, it addresses the role of funding and sustainability.