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15.11.2017 to 16.11.2017
Integration of the refugees into the labour market
PROGRAMME PRACTICALITIES REGISTRATION FORM Introduction In recent years Europe has experienced the greatest mass movement of people since the Second World War. More than 1 million refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe. The EU has agreed on a range of measures to deal with the crisis. These include trying to resolve the root causes of the crisis as well as greatly increasing aid to people in need of humanitarian assistance both inside and outside the EU. Our countries are acting on different fronts: from reforming the asylum system to strengthening border security, making the return...
17.10.2017 to 18.10.2017
“Youth Guarantee” Programme as Prevention of Youth Unemployment
Program Tuesday 17 October 2017 Welcome and registration of participants Opening remarks Master of Ceremony: Sanela ZELJKOVIC, Labour and Employment Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina Bekir AKTÜRK, Deputy Director General of İŞKUR, on behalf of President of WAPES Muamer BANDIĆ, Director of Labour and Employment Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Jean Pierre CALLAIS, Head of Department for Internatıonal Cooperatıon, on behalf of Vice Presidency Key Note speech: Presentation of the “Youth Guarantee” programme – experiences, effects, proposals for improvement, perspective (Skype connection)...
19.09.2017 to 21.09.2017
Expert Meeting “Labour Market Information”
PROGRAM Tuesday 19th September 2017 Opening ceremony Rael ROTICH, Director General of National Employment Authority Christine MALECKA, World Association of Public Employment Services Hon.Phyllis J.K. KANDIE, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection Inaugural session Pedro MARTINS, Researcher, Professor of Economics, Queen Mary University of London Presentation and debates Documents for debates: Clicking towards Mozambique's New Jobs: A research note Session 1 Heikki RÄISÄNEN,Research Director, Ministry of Economic Affairs...
07.09.2017 to 08.09.2017
Paris 2017 Interactions between PESs and their users
PROGRAMME (in English) PRACTICALITIES (In English) INSCRIPTION Thursday 7 September 2017 08.30 Welcome - Coffee 09.15 10.00 Opening remarks Master of Ceremony: Alex TAYLOR Representative from Jean BASSERES, Director General, Vice-Presidency of WAPES Europe Region, Annie GAUVIN, Director of International Affairs and Relationships, Pôle emploi, France WAPES Presidency, Askin TOREN, Deputy Director General, International Relations Department, ISKUR, Turkey Vice-President of WAPES Asia-Pacific region, Jaehung LEE, President of Korean Employment Information Services (...
06.07.2017 to 07.07.2017
"Social Protection and roles of Public Employment Services"
Workshop on the theme "Social Protection and roles of Public Employment Services" Seoul Korea, from 6 to 7 July 2017 PROGRAMME PRACTICALITIES INSCRIPTION HOTEL RESERVATION FORM (Fill by hand, scan and send it) Please note that the event will be in English Thursday 6th 2017 Welcome of participants and Registration Welcome and Opening Remarks Moderator: Sang Hyon Lee, KEIS Jaehung Lee, President KEIS, WAPES Vice-President ofAsia and the Pacific Region Ministry of Employment and Labor Cafer Uzunkaya, Deputy Director General of İŞKUR, On behalf of President WAPES Photo...
23.05.2017 to 24.05.2017
Public Employment Services and Employers – Working Together for Mutual Benefits
Martes, 23 de mayo 2017 Opening remarks Sr. Mehmet Ali Özkan, Presidente de la AMSPE Sra. Viviana Caro, Representante del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en Perú Sr. Alfonso Grados Carraro, Ministro del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo, Perú Key Note Speech - Why Public Employment Services need to work with employers Sr. Benoît Tessier, Director Ejecutivo, Servicios de Enlace para Empleadores, Empleo y Desarrollo Social de Canadá The key note speech will set the stage for each Public Employment Services (PES) to reflect on how it views its role with employers: Job broker...
09.05.2017 to 10.05.2017
PROGRAM PRACTICALITIES INSCRIPTION International Conference on the theme "Public Employment Services and civil society, a participatory approach for improving the employability of jobseeker " Tunis, from 09 to 10 May 2017 Tuesday 9 May 2017 Welcome and participants registration Inaugural Plenary Session Speech from Mr. Mustapha WADDER, General Director of the National Agency for Employment and Self-Employment (ANETI), Tunisia Speech from Mr Mehmet Ali OZKAN, President of WAPES, (Read by Christine Malecka, Executive Secretary Ad Interim) Speech from Mr. Doukkali ANAS...
10.04.2017 to 11.04.2017
OECD-LEED: 13th Annual Meeting
The 13th annual meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development will take place in Prague (Czech Republic). WAPES will take care of one the panel about “Innovation in Public Employment Services: new ways to improve job matching”. Public Employment Services will participate in this session to share with some 250 representatives of local partnerships, government officials, local leaders, youth organizations, social entrepreneurs, business representatives, and academics their best practices to develop number and quality of recruitments. More information via this link.
14.03.2017 to 16.03.2017
Executive Committee & Interregional Workshop on the theme: “The role of Public Employment Services in supervising graduates of higher education and prestigious universities.”
INFORMATION: TO DOWN LOAD THE POWER POINTS, YOU HAVE TO LOGIN. IF YOU DON'T HAVE LOGIN, ASK A PRIVATE ACCESS (UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE WEBSITE). 15 March 2017 Venue : Prime Minister Auditorium Localisation : Plateau – Boulevard Angoulvant Address : 01 BP 1533 Abidjan 01 Le Plateau, Abidjan Welcom words: Jean-Louis Kouadia, General Director Agence Emploi Jeunes Panel 1 The problem of unemployment of graduates of higher education Moderator: Prof. Alban Emmanuel AHOURE, Director, CAPEC, Ivory Coast Speakers: Mr. Pierre GEORGIN, Analyst,...
09.11.2016 to 11.11.2016
“Increasing Employment Participation for Elderly and Disabled”
The Presentations are in English Overall Summery Official Opening Ceremony, Opening Address Master of Ceremony: Mr. Hiroyuki Yamaya Mr. Gaku HASHIMOTO, State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Dr. Mehmet Müezzinoğlu the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Turkey Mr. Mehmet Ali ÖZKAN, President of WAPES Ms. Mega Irena, Assistant Director of ASEAN Secretariat Keynote Speech: The participation and improvement for the accessibility for those who need a social support Dr. Yoshihiro KANEKO, Professor of Hitotsubashi University Plenary session 1: Facilitating the participation and...
Managing Board 2016
WAPES Managing Board Meeting: - for Managing Board Members only - see separate Agenda (sent by email) - Working languages: Japanese, English, French
25.10.2016 to 28.10.2016
Managing Labour Mobility through Public Employment Services
Training Language: SPANISH Presentation Power Point and Videos of the event available in spanish via this link: FORMACIÓN EN GESTIÓN DE LA MOVILIDAD LABORAL Introduction Geographical labour mobility is a major driver of the world economy. It can move and improve skills for the greater good of global development and individual careers. On the other hand, skills mobility that is not managed well is a source of workers exploitation, inequality and poverty. In Latin America, the number of mobile workers in destination countries has been increasing. The last five years has seen the...
3rd WAPES Long Term Strategy (LTS) meeting
More than one year has passed since the General Assembly in Istanbul where the decision was made to create a Long Term Strategy for WAPES. Shortly after this meeting our first meeting was planed and organised. In September we will have the third workshop of the WAPES Long Term Strategy Group. The aim of the meeting is to complete the strategic reflection on the future role of public employment services and to adopt a paper that will be presented and discussed during the Managing Board in Japan. Programme: Thursday 29 September 2016 09h00 Welcome address by Kea Decker (Managing...
In the framework of the Vice-Presidency of WAPES Region Europe, we are very pleased to invite you to our next European Meeting, on 28 September 2016. The Meeting will be held in Bonn, Germany. You can register to the European meeting through the online registration form of the event. Date: 28 September 2016 Time: 12:00 - 18:30 Place: Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV), Villemombler Str. 76, 53123 Bonn, at conference room “G 036” Looking at the fact that the meeting will be only one day long, we would like to offer those who are not involved in the Long Term Strategy meeting, a...
07.09.2016 to 08.09.2016
Interregional workshop: "Local partnerships serving job-seekers and companies"
Programme: 7 Septembre Cérémonie d’ouverture M. Edmond Comlan Amoussou, General Director of ANPE M. André Nyanga Elanga, President of AASEP and WAPES vice president Mme Lenka Kint, WAPES Executive Secretary M. George Kwawu AIDAM, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Primary , Secondary , Head of Technical and Vocational Education , representing the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Administrative Reform TABLE RONDE 1 Q&R local partnership , general , challenges, experiences...
11.07.2016 to 15.07.2016
Training on Labour Market Information
Programme and practicalities: Programme Working Language: English Monday, 11July 09:00 Opening Ceremony Welcome speech Dr. Kilsang Yoo, Vice President of WAPES and President of KEIS 09:30 Course introduction Dr. Sang Hyon Lee, KEIS 10:30 10:50 Key Note Speech Big Data and PES by Miguel Peromingo, WAPES Consultant 11:00 12:00 Country reports Best practice Philippines Best practice Turkey 12:00 Lunch Break 13:00 16:00 Country reports Best practice Cambodia Best practice India Best practice Vietnam ...
09.06.2016 to 10.06.2016
Labour market integration of refugees – the role of PES
Read the REPORT via this Link Program: Thursday 9 June 2016 08h15 Registration 09h00 Opening of the Event: Welcome and practicalities Moderator: Ms Anki Frécon, Sweden Mr Mikael Sjöberg, Director General, Arbetsförmedlingen, Sweden Ms Annie Gauvin, Director of International Affairs and Relationships, Pôle emploi, France, WAPES Vice-Presidency Region Europe Mr Cafer Uzunkaya, Deputy Director General, İŞKUR, Turkey, WAPES Presidency 09h30 Key Note Address...
18.04.2016 to 19.04.2016
12th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development
The Forum on Partnerships and Local Development (FPLD) is the OECD’s network of practitioners in the fields of economic development, employment, skills and social inclusion. In a globalised economy where policies are fragmented and actions are interdependent, effective strategies requires a deep understanding of how policies interact and how different levers can be combined for maximum impact. The Forum aims to build the capacities of stakeholders at all levels to work in partnerships to better tackle current economic and social challenges. It groups partners from national government, local...
22.03.2016 to 24.03.2016
Providing Investors and employers with support in meeting their recruitment needs+ Executive Committee Meeting
With the support of the WAPES Executive Secretariat, the Agence nationale de promotion de l’emploi et des compétences [National Agency for Promotion of Employment and Skills - ANAPEC] organised an interregional workshop on 23 and 24 March 2016 in Rabat, Morocco, on the subject of: “Providing investors and employers with support in meeting their requirements in terms of human resources” The programme, videos and presentations of the workshop : Wednesday 23 March 2016 09:00: Welcoming of participants 09:30: Opening speeches Mr. Abdeslam SEDDIKI, Minister of Employment...
Launch of "World of PES" Study
The study "World of Public Employment Services" published by WAPES and IDB in cooperation with OECD will be launched in Washington DC, 11 February 2016. The event will be streamed online and on demand afterwards by clicking this link. Visit the web site: http://www.theworldofpes.org/ VIDEO : Launching the book WORLD OF PES, Washington feb. 11, 2016 Event Program: Executive Summary: Book: The world economy is growing more slowly than was forecasted before the global financial crisis, resulting in challenging labor market conditions worldwide. Job numbers have not yet...
17.11.2015 to 18.11.2015
“PES and effective employment of older workers"
One of the challenges facing the PES is to provide effective long-term employment for people aged over 50, including transitions from one employment to another. The event focused on exchange of best practices based on evidence of how PES can work effectively with people over the age of 50, made a significant contribution to improving employment. Tuesday 17 November 2015 08h30 Registration 09h30 Opening of the Seminar: Welcome and practicalities Moderator: Ivan Neykov Ivaylo Kalfin, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Bulgaria Valentina...
22.10.2015 to 23.10.2015
Translating Labour Market Information into Skills Matching
LMI Beyond the Numbers: Translating Labour Market Information into Proactive Interventions on Job-Skill Matching is a forum was hosted by the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) and the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE). The forum primarily examined the theoretical and practical rationale of the role of public employment services (PES) in improving LMI and maintaining efficient LMI systems. CONCLUSIONS OF THE EVENT Wednesday, 21 October 2015 Arrival of participants Thursday, 22...
30.09.2015 to 01.10.2015
“Breaking news from European PES: Challenges we face in 2015”
The European meeting for European members will take place on Thursday afternoon 1st. The workshop will focus on 4 topics that are at the heart of the current concerns of the Public Employment Services. A challenge for the PES in a labour market in constant evolution is to adapt to the changes. These changes are part of our landscape and impact most of the missions the PES are responsible for. In this context, finding inspiration from other peers and learning from their experience is a valuable asset. The objective is to share a concrete and transparent overview on the latest issues the...
17.09.2015 to 18.09.2015
Innovation in Employment Governance for Young People
The National Agency for Young People Employment of Senegal (ANPEJ) and WAPES are organizing a conference about “Innovation in Employment Governance for Young People” that will be held at King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar from 17 till 18 September. We are glad to invite you to participate in it. This event will give you the opportunity to reflect on African Public Employment Services’ capacity to innovate, review systems and supply services in order to be both: in accordance with key issues and flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances. In attachment you'll find the programme and...
06.05.2015 to 08.05.2015
10th WWC (Istanbul,Turkey) 6-8/05/2015
Presentations and documents of the 10th WAPES World Congress Programme WAPES Workshop Report Wednesday, 6 May 2015 08h30 Registration 09h00 Welcoming Note by Moderator 09h15 Opening speeches Dr. Nusret YAZICI, Director General, İŞKUR and New elected President of WAPES Ms. Elisabet ARP, Former President of WAPES Mr. Faruk ÇELİK, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Turkey 10h15 Coffee & Tea break 10h45 "World of ...
04.03.2015 to 05.03.2015
Building Competency for Employment Services + Executive Committee
Presentations and documents of the Conference: Building Competency for Employment Services Wednesday March 4th 2015 09h00 Welcome of participants and Registration 09h30 Opening of the conference : Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. Young-sun Koh, Vice Minister of Employment and Labor, Korea Elisabet Arp, Arbetsförmedlingen, Sweden, WAPES President Lenka Kint, WAPES Executive Secretary Dr. Kilsang Yoo, President, Korean Employment Information Services (KEIS), WAPES Vice-President, Asia and the Pacific Region 10h00 Key Note Speech: Dulce...
19.11.2014 to 20.11.2014
Dynamic of Innovation and Idea Management in PES + Managing Board
VIDEO: Dynamic of Innovation and Idea Management in PES All Public Employment Services committed themselves into a process of modernisation and innovation management of their services and organisations, in order to carry out their missions, supporting job seekers, recruitment process and fighting against unemployment. They share the same challenges : to be responsive and creative for improving their services’ quality and efficiency to cure the labour market dysfunctions in a changing environment due to economical, technological and social reasons. In particular within WAPES we are...
05.11.2014 to 06.11.2014
"NEW" Conclusions: PES and fight against poverty
Poverty affects social life and labor markets around the world, even in developed economies. Although the overall level of life, especially in the poorest regions, has steadily improved since 1990, poverty is taking new structural forms and equally shocking. Having a job, for example, is no longer a guarantee of living. Poor or insufficient employment workers may be in a situation of inability to pay, even with demanding work and often informal. On the other hand, ethnic minorities and refugees may be trapped in poverty due to lack of infrastructure and social recognition of their...
27.10.2014 to 31.10.2014
NEW Toolbox: Training on Dual Education and Career Guidance, Seoul-Korea
Career guidance plays a growing role in the employment service portfolio that helps shaping lifelong learning in global labour markets. This year, WAPES in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific office of the International Labour Organization (ILO) offered a training session of five days to deepen the topic of career guidance. The training was hosted by the WAPES Vice- President Korean Employment Information Service (KEIS) and run by two qualified trainers in the field of career guidance from the German public employment services Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA). Here you can find a detailed toolbox...
17.09.2014 to 18.09.2014
Models of PES: Centralized and Decentralized
Considering the challenges that labour market faces nowadays it becomes essential to introduce institutional improvement of public employment system, to search new ways and methods that may help to enhance PES service delivery, to learn practices of work in different PES systems and to analyse the results of this work. The models have shifted over time and the Public Employment Services have faced different ways of working. This seminar will focus on how centralized and decentralized administrative models of public employment service influence on the efficiency and quality of PES service...
21.05.2014 to 22.05.2014
Youth & Social Entrepreneurship: the role of PES
Youth unemployment and inactivity is a major problem in Europe. In most countries, young population is struggling to find a job and stay in the labour market. At the same time, other disadvantaged groups are in a similar position. Entrepreneurship is one possibility to fight both youth unemployment and for finding innovative solutions to social problems. The Public Employment Services play a crucial role in supporting the entry on the labour market for young people as well as different disadvantaged groups. Public Employment Services representatives will exchange good practices of youth...
23.04.2014 to 25.04.2014
OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships & Local Development ( 10th Annual meeting) in Stockholm-Sweden (23-25 April 2014)
JOB CREATION JUST AHEAD: BUILDING ADAPTABLE LOCAL LABOUR MARKETS In co-operation with the Swedish Public Employment Service, the Swedish Ministry of Employment, SALAR- Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions and WAPES - World Association of Public Employment Services 24th - 25th April 2014, Stockholm, Sweden 23rd April 2014: Pre-event workshop on “Reducing school dropout rates” REGISTRATION OPEN: FILL IN THIS ONLINE FORM BY 31st MARCH 2014 What Job Creation just ahead: In the recovery, local communities can boost economic growth and sustainability by investing in a skilled...
12.03.2014 to 13.03.2014
Staff Skills Development in PES
Staffs Skills development is one of the main concerns of the Public Employment Services. During our meetings, this issue is often mentioned as a condition of success for the employment policies. A conference dealing with various components of this topic will take place in Brazzaville, Congo on 12 and 13 March. Block already the date on your calendars!
20.11.2013 to 22.11.2013
Seminar and study visit in Vietnam
Delivering career guidance through employment services test test The Bureau for Employment, Ministry of Labour, Disabled and Social Affairs of Vietnam invites to a seminar and study visit in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Da Nang. This WAPES event will focus on how employment actors deliver career guidance in different ways and how they cooperate with the sector of education. Please see the program and practicalities (including registration link) in the attached documents.
29.10.2013 to 30.10.2013
Workshop in Marrakech
Youth employment: cross channel, a winning strategy Boosting youth employment is now a world-wide concern. The nature of this sector of the community is enormously varied and changeable, with qualifications on all different levels and an equally bewildering range of expectations and needs. In the light of this shared awareness, the Public Employment Services are being called upon to develop the range of services they offer in order to provide different and up-to-date responses designed to position young people in the world of work. The purpose of this workshop is to identify the totality of...
21.10.2013 to 25.10.2013
Training in Guatemala
Managing Migration training This training course of WAPES in the Americas is planned in collaboration with the ILO. It will define systems to promote orderly management of labour mobility, especially in the countries of Central America. For four days and a half and through various interactive exercises participants will be given information and practical tools to facilitate the interaction between labour institutions involved in managing migration flows in different countries of the area. The course is therefore targeted on mobility management staff working at different levels and functions:...
26.09.2013 to 28.09.2013
Workshop in Abidjan
Matching of skills training and employment - the work of the public employment service The next workshop in the African region with the topic'' Ensuring that job training is appropriate - the work of the public employment service" will have place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in the Conference Hall, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; 26, 27 and 28 of September 2013. Below you can find the programme with the content.
11.09.2013 to 12.09.2013
Conference in Chisinau
Successful Service Delivery - Ways of Working with Employers Public Employment Services (PES) has two major client groups, employers and job seekers. For optimal outcome, both groups need to be serviced with a high level of attention and support. Servicing one group facilitates the delivery of service to the other. Active relationships with employers increase the number of visible vacancies for job seekers. Helping job seekers to verify and certify skills increases employers’ opportunities to satisfy their skills demands. The PES of Moldova, Agentia Nationala Pentru Ocuparea Fortei de Munca,...
WAPES Meeting Region Europe
The members of the WAPES region Europe meet to plan their activities for the coming period. A program will be send out soon.
20.06.2013 to 21.06.2013
Working Communities International Congress 2013: Uniting to improve social and economic participation
NESA, the peak body for providers of Australian employment and related services, in partnership with the OECD LEED Programme, is pleased to announce the launch of Working Communities International Congress 2013. The Congress will explore global and local perspectives on policy and innovations that get communities working. Participants will share experiences and discuss building effective employment, skills and inclusion strategies to create healthy, vibrant and sustainable working communities. More info
28.03.2013 to 30.03.2013
Workshop: Public Employment Services funding - tools and methods
The next workshop in Africa will take place in Libreville, Gabon on 28th to 30th March 2013. The topic will be: "Public Employment Services funding - tools and methods." The program will be updated regularly.
07.03.2013 to 08.03.2013
Public Employment Services and Youth's paths to purpose
“Each young person has the right to see a possible future” Workshop on how Public Employment Services can use new methods and approaches to empower young people who are far from the labour market. Youth unemployment has reached alarming levels in many countries around the world. We see a growing group of young people excluded from society. This group often lack grades, social networks and self-esteem and therefore risk long-term unemployment. The upcoming workshop, held 7-8 March 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden, will focus on new and nontraditional approaches and cooperations, sharing practices...
Advancing Employment Services through Public-Private Partnerships
The InterAmerican Development Bank invites to a brief seminar on how cooperation between public and private employment services can lead to success on the labour market. Executives and experts in the field of employment coming from the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as private companies, will share their best practice with the audience. See the latest program here.
15.11.2012 to 17.11.2012
Approval and Launch of the Malabo Declaration
The seventeenth session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 30 June to 1 July 2011, on the theme "Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development" adopted a Declaration on job creation to accelerate the development and empowerment of youth. This statement comes seven years after the Ouagadougou Summit 2004 on employment promotion and poverty reduction. It reaffirms the commitment of African states to work tirelessly against youth unemployment in Africa to contribute, in a sustainable way, to the...
17.10.2012 to 19.10.2012
Labour Migration and Public Employment Services - LATEST Program
Managing migration of the workforce is the most sucessful when it takes in four aspects. First, how the migrant is prepared before he/she goes to work in another country, including not only the professional aspects, but also the private and cultural ones. Second, there needs to be a sensible regulation in place to ensure regular migration. Thirdly, in the country of destination the migrant needs to find work, if he/she does not have an occupation already. Finally, migration should always be thought along the lines of a possible return to the country of origin. A lot of migrants do not see...
Peer Review for Cooperation with employers
Working with employers is one of the success factors of public employment services. Moldova invites peer institutions to exchange their good practices on this. The exchange will result in a tool kit that WAPES will publish afterwards.
Enforcing South-South Cooperation in Employment Services
The Cameroonian public employment service invites Wapes fellow members from the Southern hemisphere to discuss how to strenghten their cooperation for capacity bulding in the future. Program details will be published soon.
18.04.2012 to 20.04.2012
Re-engineering Public Employment Services to serve young jobseekers:Which is the best organization for PES?
The next WAPES workshop will be held in Nairobi from 18 April until 20th of April 2012 with the following topic:"Re-engineering Public Employment Services to serve young jobseekers:Which is the best organization for PES?" Please find more details below:
20.03.2012 to 22.03.2012
Workshop: Labour Market Effects of Skills Mobility
In a globalized environment, labour markets are more and more demanding diversified skills from job seekers. The high specialisation in a number of industries as well as the growing significance of being able to adapt to a fast pace of change, require profiles that do not always fit with traditional qualifications. International players in the field of labour and employment, like the International Labour Organization and the European Commission, have recognized this development. They have accommodated the topic of skills mobility throughout mindsets, sectors and countries high up on their...
01.12.2011 to 02.12.2011
Workshop Green Jobs
The greening of the economy as a response to enviromental challenges is taking shape all over the world. The approaches to accommodate the requirements of sustainable governance are diverse. When it comes to green labour, the majority of Public Employment Services are still looking for an effective way to find and promote green jobs. This conference wants to open the discussion on how to reach a good common understanding of what Public Employment Services can do in that field and which best green practices are out there yet. The workshop will be preceded by the WAPES Managing Board 2011....
Region Europe Annual meeting: Planning of Activities in Europe 2011-12
The annual Region Europe planning meeting will be held on 30 august 2011 in Brussels where themes and actions will be discussed for the upcoming working year.
31.05.2011 to 01.06.2011
Workshop: Improve PES service quality through professional staff training
AMS Austria in cooperation with WAPES are organizing a workshop on the topic "Improve PES service quality through professional staff training". The workshop will be held in Linz 31 May - 1 June 2011. Registration of participants is open until 15 May. Programme and practicalites (including link to online registration) is available through clicking on the links below.
26.05.2011 to 27.05.2011
World conference: The role and contribution of Public Employment Services out of the crisis
Pôle Emploi and WAPES are organizing a World Conference on " The role and contribution of Public Employment Services out of the crisis". The conference will be held in Paris, on 26th and 27 May 2011. The conferences videos
19.05.2011 to 20.05.2011
Conference: Peer learning Internal audit
On 19-20 May the conclusions of the peer learning on Internal audit will be presented in a final conference. The peer learning process started in October 2010 with participation from Austria, Belgium (Le Forem and VDAB), Croatia, Russia, Sweden and Germany.
06.04.2011 to 07.04.2011
Workshop: Multi-channelling strategies
Arbetsförmedlingen in Sweden will, backed up by PES from Finland, arrange a workshop on "Multi-channelling strategies". The workshop will take place in Stockholm, 6-7 April 2011. The workshop will mainly focus on the conceptual understanding of multi-channelling in service delivery and less on the technologies that make multi-channelling possible.
16.03.2011 to 18.03.2011
Decentralized Public Employment Services and their linkage with the business world
The PES in the regions Americas and Europe will exchange best practices on employment services acting on local level and how they cooperate with the private sector.
01.12.2010 to 03.12.2010
Public Private Partnerships in Employment Services and Management of Job Data
In the the plenary part on this workshop, public employment services from Asia-Pacific and Europe will present their best practices in cooperating with private partners. There will also be the possibility to exchange views on contracting out and job data management with OECD and universities. On the second day, the Korean employment office in Seoul invites the participants to witness one of the leading service standards in the world.
Workshop: Entrepreneurial skills for Youth/ Managing Board
The next WAPES Managing Board meeting will be held in Marrakech, Morocco on Monday 22 November 2010 and will be followed by a 2-day seminar on "Entrepreneurial skills for Youth". The results of the meeting of the Managing Board which was held on November 22, however, are available for WAPES members only.
17.11.2010 to 18.11.2010
Workshop: Public Employment Services in times of Recovery: Labour Market Monitoring to improve PES services.
The workshop will be held in Bern, Switzerland on Wednesday 17 November and Thursday 18 November 2010. Attached you find the latest version of the programme. .
Workshop: "labour market information in Africa"
The workshop on "labour market information in Africa" will be held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday 22 September until Friday 24 September 2010. By clicking on the links below you will find the workshop programme, the summary, the participants list and an overview leading to the individual presentations given in Kinshasa.
Frankfurt process meeting: Planning of Activities in Europe 2010-11
The annual “Frankfurt process” planning meeting for the Region Europe will be held on 25 august 2010 in Brussels where themes and actions will be discussed for the upcoming working year.
21.06.2010 to 22.06.2010
Thematic Days: PES Promotion
The thematic days on PES promotion on the 21 and 22 June in Brussels gave the floor to international communication experts to present and discuss best practices in the field. The topics ranged from communication with media to the use of viral marketing. Read the summary and conclusions here:
Constitution of WAPES Support
On the 27 th of April the Executive Comittee will meet for the constitution of WAPES Support.
26.01.2010 to 28.01.2010
Workshop “Global crisis: The role of European PES” / Managing Board meeting
Kiev (Ukraine) - This WAPES Workshop (which originally was scheduled to take place from November 17 till 18, 2009), hosted in partnership with the State Employment Service of Ukraine, highlighted the latest European PES anti crisis measures as well as a variety of inspiring initiatives put into place to foster employers’ engagement and strengthen competences of jobseekers. The summary below gives you access to all documents and presentations of this event. The results of the Managing Board meeting on 28 January, however, are available for WAPES members only.
25.11.2009 to 26.11.2009
Workshop "The Presence and the Future of the PES"
Late November 2009, the members of the Asia & Pacific Region gathered in Seoul, the capital city of the Republic of Korea, for a workshop "Present and Future of PES" and for setting up a draft for further cooperation in this region. By clicking on the links below you will find the workshop programme, the summary, the participants list and an overview leading to the individual presentations given in Seoul. Also from this place we want to address our thanks to the Korean hosts: jinsim-eulo gamsahabnida
02.11.2009 to 03.11.2009
Labour market monitoring
ANAPEC, the Moroccan PES, organises in close cooperation with WAPES and the Swedish PES a seminar in Agadir in the beginning of November 2009. The event concentrates on the question whether and how labour market monitoring can contribute to better match academic and vocational education on the one hand and the needs of employers on the other. If you are interested in participating please contact the WAPES Executive Secretariat or ANAPEC, the hosting organisation.
29.10.2009 to 30.10.2009
Benchmarking TD Europe - Working with competences
Next to several European PES practices on working with competences, this Benchmark Thematic Day will also highlight the results of the third Peer Review/Peer Learning Process launched on that theme by WAPES Region Europe in March 2009. This time, the Dutch UWV Werkbedrijf‘s strategy & practice has been selected as model to be reviewed.
20.10.2009 to 22.10.2009
Region Africa Workshop and Technical Assistance Seminar
Yaounde, Cameroon: Region Africa Workshop “The economic crisis and the role of PES in the implementation of the Global Jobs Pact” - Technical Assistance Seminar “Validation and partnerships of technical Assistant project proposals”
"Frankfurt Process" meeting
This time the WAPES Region Europe will have its “Frankfurt Process” meeting in Brussels on Thursday 24 September. Various agenda points will be discussed among European PES members of WAPES, namely 2008-2009 results & future activity proposals. Working language will be English
24.06.2009 to 25.06.2009
European Employment Week
The Employment Week 2009 conference programme will look at today's challenges and opportunities of the labour market: First, with respect to what happens to Europe's human capital, the conference agenda will focus on skills development and evaluate how the European workforce is coping with change. The programme will also present how the European labour market is responding to the current economic situation and will concentrate on competitiveness, innovation and restructuring. www.employmentweek.com
26.05.2009 to 29.05.2009
VIII World Congress & General Assembly
About 150 representatives from more than 50 countries attended this tri-annual WAPES event. Meetings of the Managing Boards, old and new, the General Assembly and a two days World Congress on the theme "The crisis response of Public Employment Services - Operational initiatives towards sustainable recovery" were on the schedule, together with a visit to the local Dubrovnik CES office. These days also offered enough space for cultural exchanges. The WWC 2009 from the Swedish point of view
29.01.2009 to 30.01.2009
Benchmarking Thematic Day, Nuremberg
In the framework of a European project on benchmarking the WAPES Region Europe presented good practices. To learn more about this event, please click on the link below.
10.12.2008 to 11.12.2008
Panama: RIAL Workshop on "Public Employment Services"
This Workshop was part of the IACML Calendar of Activities for 2008-2009, and it was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development of Panama and the Organization of American States (OAS), in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security of Argentina and the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES). It was funded by the Government of Canada, through the contribution it has provided to the RIAL. Additional details
28.06.2008 to 29.06.2008
Interregional Seminar "Co-operation of PES: Managing labour migration", Tangier
ANAPEC, the Moroccan PES, organized an interregional seminar in the Middle East & Arab Countries Region of WAPES which took place in Tangier, Morocco, on June 28 and 29, 2008.
05.05.2008 to 06.05.2008
Benchmarking Thematic Day, Vienna (Austria)
“European Strategies on Early Intervention”
19.09.2007 to 21.09.2007
Dublin, Ireland: HR Seminar
The Seminar hosted by WAPES Region Europe and FÁS Ireland displayed PES responses to the challenges of changing client needs in the global PES environment and the necessary variety of implemented solutions by PES to support successful, professional and performing services.
08.11.2006 to 09.11.2006
WAPES-ILO-STPS seminar on youth employment, Cocoyoc, Mexico
WAPES’ regional activity was celebrated in the framework of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Mexican National Employment Service plus a range of concurrent activities. This was an excellent opportunity to work on the same stage with experts from other international institutions, such as the Organization of American States, the 14th Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor, the Inter-American Development Bank, representatives from the European Commission and the Canadian government. The central theme was the promotion of employment among the youth population, which is the largest sector...
18.09.2006 to 20.09.2006
Workshop: Funding PES in Africa: Challenges and prospects
The objective of the Workshop is to analyse the current situation regarding the funding of Public Employment Services and to encourage the interchange of best practices between them. This annual meeting of the WAPES Africa Region will attempt to provide a complete overview of the initiatives taken by African PESs in order to respond to the financial challenges which they must face in their efforts not only to guarantee quality services to jobseekers and business, but also to develop new services when confronted by an ever more complex and demanding job market.