Presentations and documents of the 10th WAPES World Congress
WAPES Workshop Report
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
09h00 Welcoming Note by Moderator
09h15 Opening speeches
Dr. Nusret YAZICI, Director General, İŞKUR and New elected President of WAPES
10h15 Coffee & Tea break
10h45 "World of Public Employment Services: Challenges, Capacity and Perspectives for PES in the New World of Work"
The 2015 study "World of Public Employment Services" gives an overview of the current capacity, strategies and service portfolio of public employment services in 73 countries. This panel will open the floor to experts and authors from WAPES, The Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD) and the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) to discuss recommendations of which challenges public employment services face to be a relevant player in the new world of work.
Mr. Miguel PEROMINGO, Consultant, World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES)
Mr. Sylvain GIGUÈRE, Head of the LEED Division, Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD)
Mr. Roberto FLORES, Lead Expert, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Mr. Didier Maixent DJEIGO, Director General, National Employment Agency, Benin
12h00 G20 Employment Working Group Contributions
Under the Turkish Presidency of G20 in 2015, the G20 Employment Working Group (EWG) will hold a series of meetings on cross-cutting themes in line with the themes of the WAPES World Congress. Representative from the EWG will share the insights of the studies conducted so far with the WWC participants, as well as the reports to be published within 2015 in order to highlight the common policy implications. The II. EWG Meeting will take place right after the WWC, with the theme “Improvement of Public Employment Services”.
Mr. Erhan BATUR, Co-Chair, Employment Working Group
14h00 Key Note Panel: An Insight into the New World of Work
To meet and serve our clients, we, the Public Employment Services, need to be aware of the trends and developments of the labour market nationally and globally. What will the labour market look like, where and what kind of jobs will be created and under what conditions do we want to work? What skills and competences will be requested by the new world of work?
Introductory speeches and panel discussion with representatives from the World Bank, The International Labour Organization (ILO), OECD and some other parties to give a world overview on the New World of Work.
Ms. Azita BERAR AWAD, Director, Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Mr. Stefano SCARPETTA, Deputy Director, Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Mr. Onur KOÇ, Deputy DG, Microsoft Turkey
15h45 Coffee & Tea Break
16h00 Parallel Sessions 1
Session A1: Promotion of Better Jobs
Definition of decent work as well as ways of promoting good jobs from the point of view of PES.
Moderator: Mr. Aurelio PARISOTTO, Head of Country Employment Policy Unit, ILO
Japan – Mr. Tomoaki KATSUDA, Deputy Director General, Employment Security Bureau of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: Promotion of Better Jobs for All
Russia – Mr. Ivan SHKLOVETS, Deputy Director General, Federal Service on Labour and Employment
CIETT – Ms Annemarie MUNTZ, Director Group Public Affairs, Randstad Holding
Session B1: Future Labour Market
Trends, features and expectations of the future labour market.
Moderator: Ms. Elisabet ARP, Director of International Affairs, Arbetsförmedlingen, Sweden
Netherlands – Ms. Corine PEETERS, Business Advisor, UWV Werkbedrijf: Online Services Dutch Public Employment Service
Norway – Mr. Yngvar ÅSHOLT, Director Research and Analysis, NAV: Future Labour Market
Session C1: Global Face of Skills-Gap
Global trends in analysing skills gap within the context of migration and labour mobility.
Moderator: Mr. Jonathan BARR, Policy Analyst, OECD
France – Ms. Annie GAUVIN, Director International Affairs, Pôle emploi
Thursday, 7 May 2015
09h00 “Flexibility of PES to Adapt to Constantly Changing Environment”
Key Note Speech by Mr Mikael SJÖBERG, Director General, Arbetsförmedlingen, Sweden
09h30 Parallel Sessions 2
Session A2: Employment Services and Decent Work
Public-Private Partnership to generate and sustain decent work
Moderator: Mr. Matias BARROETAVEÑA, Secretary of Employment Ministry of Work and Social Security, Argentina
Croatia – Ms. Vilma MOSTAHINIĆ, Senior Expert Adviser, Croatian Employment Service: Employment Services and Decent Work
ILO – Mr. Michael MWASIKAKATA, Active Labour Market Policies and Employment Services Specialist: Role of Public Employment Services in Promoting Decent Work”
Session B2: Employers’ Needs in a Changing Labour Market
Determining the needs of employers and PES adaptation.
Moderator: Ms. Annie GAUVIN, Director International Affairs, Pôle emploi, France
Germany – Ms. Kea EILERS, Managing Director International Cooperation, Bundesagentur für Arbeit: The BA’s Employer Service
Slovenia – Mr. Jurij SNOJ, Director of Local Office Ljubljana, Employment Service of Slovenia: How can PES adapt to employers’ needs?
USA – Ms. Pam GERASSIMIDES, Assistant Executive Director and National Labour Exchange Director, NASWA
Session C2: Matching across borders
Tools to manage mobility.
Moderator: Mr. Ulrich HOERNING, Senior Social Protection Economist, World Bank
European Commission, EURES – Ms. Agnese PAPADIA, Policy Officer: Making mobility a reality
ILO (FOIL) and WAPES - Ms. Teresa ESTEBAN, Project Manager, ILO Programme for Training and Labour Intermediation Systems Central America (FOIL) and Mr. Miguel PEROMINGO, Consultant Americas WAPES: Employment Services and Learning across Borders in Latin America
11h00 Coffee & Tea Break
11h30 Parallel Sessions 3
Session A3: Entrepreneurship and Job Creation
The role of PES in promoting entrepreneurship.
Moderator: Ms. Ankica PAUN JARALLAH, Director General, Croatian Employment Service
Cameroon – Mr. Camille Mouté à BIDIAS, Honorary President of WAPES and Director General of FNE
Morocco – Mr. Noureddine BENKHALIL, Deputy Director General, ANAPEC: Self-employment and local development
Togo – Mr. Edmond Comlan AMOUSSOU, Director General, ANPE
Turkey – Mr. Mehmet ASLAN, Head of Active Labour Force Services Department, İŞKUR
Session B3: Ways of Coping with Skills Gaps
Innovative solutions to tackle skills-gap: Life-cycle approach.
Moderator: Ms. Roberta GATTI, Global Leader on Labour Issues, World Bank
Lithuania – Ms. Jūratė BAUBLIENE, Head of Division, Lithuanian Labour Exchange: Ways of coping with skills gaps
Canada – Ms. Ramona McDOWELL, Manager, Horizontal Initiatives, Employment and Skills Development Canada: Innovation: Ideas with Impact
Philippines – Ms. Ruth RODRIGUEZ, Division Chief, Department of Labour and Employment
Session C3: Migration and Labour Market Integration – New Approaches
How can PES promote and support the integration of immigrants into the labour market?
Moderator: Ms. Zulum AVILA, Employment Service Officer, ILO
Switzerland – Ms. Lydie-Elisa BEURET, Head of International Affairs, SECO: Migration and integration into the labour market – new approaches
IOM - Magdalena MAJKOWSKA-TOMKIN, Chief of Mission for IOM offices in Hungary and Slovenia: Labour market integration for migrants at the pre-departure stage and the role of PES
World Bank – Ms. Ximena Del CARPIO, Senior Economist
13h00 Lunch Break
14h00 Conclusion of Workshops
15h20 Conclusive Topic and Panel
Public Employment Services need to communicate within the new world of work and employment, role and ways of communicating, creating trust within and outside an organisation – challenges for the future. Reflections by representatives from the WAPES regions will be given to be followed by a moderated panel discussion. The audience will be invited for questions and comments.
Mr. Camille MOUTE À BIDIAS, Director General, National Employment Fund of Cameroon, WAPES President of Honour, Region Africa
Ms. Ramona McDOWELL, Manager, Horizontal Initiatives, Employment and Skills Development Canada, Region Americas
16h50 Closing Remarks
17h20 End of the event
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Public employment Services and the New World of Work
The new world of work brings changes. Globalisation makes jobs more accessible and skills more diverse. International business has opened more doors to job seekers moving over borders and between qualification levels. Many workers in remote world regions or difficult social environments have managed to get out of poverty through micro-employment and remote training that years ago did not exist. Modern technologies like social networks and robotics spread education and create new jobs.
However, globalized labour is a double-edged sword. A worldwide potential of 38 to 40 million high-skilled workers contrast with a surplus of over 90 million low skilled workers, and a shortage of jobs for around 45 million medium-skilled workers worldwide. Right now, over 200 million people are without a job. Still, in many countries of the developing and emerging world, but also in the midst of developed societies, people live in poverty, without a serious perspective for decent employment.
Public employment services have been at the heart of helping the most vulnerable groups on the labour market and with supporting the matching of skills. The new world of work is challenging capacity and services of labour market actors all over the world. Public employment services in particular need to update their strategy and portfolio in order to improve the quality of jobs, as well as the provision, development and mobility of skills.
The 10th WAPES World Congress will highlight and discuss these challenges with the following streams:
Better jobs for all
This stream will reflect and discuss solutions for workers getting stuck in precarious jobs, and the threat of in-work poverty. It will also debate about distant and virtual work-settings that change the work-life balance of many people.
Skills for the future
Good jobs are those that develop your skills and personality and make your life more interesting. This stream will discuss how this can be achieved for all skills levels, also those that are now doomed to perform routine and monotonous tasks only.
Migration and mobility
Globalization has significantly increased the number of labour migrants. They might face exciting opportunities or better lives abroad, but they might also run into a lack of skills recognition, irregular job settings and a low readiness to manage their eventual return. This stream looks at addressing labour migration within the service portfolio of employment service.
Special attention throughout the whole WAPES World Congress will go to the specific situation of young people. Indeed, it is a challenge to facilitate an entry to the labor market with little working experience and manage the expectations of young people at the same time. How can public employment services help turn this area of conflict into a win-win situation?