In the latest Episode of Euronews’ ‘Real Economy’ Euronews traveled to Austria to meet with Johannes Kopf, Managing Director of AMS the Austrian Public Employment Service (PES) and current chair of the European Network of Public Employment Services to explore how the current refugee crisis affects the Austrian labour market. Since Austria has gained much experience in supporting refugees during the 2015 crisis, AMS is now well prepared to assist people fleeing Ukraine. However, the current situation is different since Ukrainian refugees have a different socio-economic background, therefore the have particular needs.
At European level the European Network of Public Employment Services provides the framework for enhanced cooperation of PES. Soon after the outbreak of the crisis the Public Employment Services started to collect and exchange relevant information. But now they like to go further by preparing staff exchange to support mutual learning.
Find the episode here.