Factsheet for case EU-2021-1/1754 – measures in European Union
|Country||European Union , applies eu-wide (or beyond)|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Employment protection and retention
|Author||Barbara Surdykowska, Institute of Public Affairs|
|Case created||02 February 2021 (updated 12 February 2021)|
Considering the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic the European Network of Public Employment Services (PES Network) has published its 2021 work programme. The process for developing the 2021 PES Network Work Programme was based on three main sources:
The PES Network was established in May 2014. Its members are the Public Employment Services of all 27 EU Member States as well as Norway and Iceland and the European Commission. The core purpose of the PES Network is to promote modernisation of PES, encouraging optimum use of evolving technology and enhanced data sources, assisting them in adapting their role and function contributing to implementation of EU employment policies and strategies.
In 2021, the quantitative assessment of the PES benchmarking will continue as in previous years. As to the qualitative assessments, the third cycle of adapted assessments started in 2020 but was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue online in 2021 after two pilot online assessments were successfully held in 2020. These assessments will focus on change made since the first two cycles, and a new section on risk and crisis management. Adaptation to and recovery from the crisis will be the guiding topics of this year’s activities. Benchlearning, the core activity of the Network will continue in form of virtual assessments and various online mutual learning activities. Working groups, studies, webinars, surveys, review workshops and a conference will be organised around 4 thematic pillars:
||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The was no involvement of social partners.
Reaction of social partners unknown.
Eurofound (2021), The new annual programme of Public Employment Services Network, case EU-2021-1/1754 (measures in European Union), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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