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European Network of Public Employment Services

The European network of Public Employment Services was established following a Decision by the Council and the European Parliament to maximise efficiency of public employment services (PES). The network comprises all 27 EU countries, Norway, Iceland, United Kingdom and the European Commission. It aims to:

  • compare PES performance through benchmarking
  • identify evidence-based good practices and foster mutual learning (invidual PES practices can be found in the PES Repository and outputs from the network activities can be found in the PES Knowledge Centre)
  • promote the modernisation and strenghtening of PES service delivery, including of the Youth Guarantee
  • prepare inputs to the European Employment Strategy and the corresponding national labour market policies