Fast changing labour markets require employees and jobseekers to constantly adjust their skills. ALMPs are an important re- and upskilling tool provided by PES. It however remains a challenge to find effective measures to foster the jobseekers` employability at European labour markets.
The Employment Committee (EMCO) regularly monitors the implementation of the Country Specific Recommendations that derive from the European Semester.
The Chair of the PES Network, Johannes Kopf, participated in today´s meeting and presented latest labour market trends and developments of PES. Since 2014, the Network collects performance information and good practices from PES peer assessments in the framework of Benchlearning. Over the years, the Network has developed a close cooperation structure that enables the PES to learn from each other and support each other through best practice exchange.
More concrete on ALMPs: The Network is working on a quality index to improve the design, the delivery and the monitoring of ALMPs. PES therewith aim at improving their service offers towards their customers. The EMCO today showed huge interest in the PES Network´s activities which contribute to the European Semester and therewith to the European Employment Strategy.