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Mauritania 2019

16.04.2019 to 17.04.2019


Programme and practicalities

The National Agency for the Promotion of Youth Employment (the Mauritanian PES, ANAPEJ, in French) will organize, with the support of the Executive Secretariat of the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES), an international conference on the 16th and 17th of April 2019, in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on the theme:


“The role of PES in implementing migration policies in their countries”


International mobility and migration are among the greatest challenges of the 21st century; human mobility has never thrived so much as in recent years, empowered by transportation and communication, and promoted by different factors.




Over the past few years, governments have shown growing interest and willingness in tackling the challenges presented by migrations, as well as in exploiting their full potential in regard to development.




In this particular context, it is the duty of Public Employment Services to play a part in implementing migration policies at national level. To that end, they must continuously modernise and improve their service offer to adapt to the recent mutations in regional and international mobility.




The service offer of PES in relation to migration is commonly built upon two essential pillars: I) the preparation of professional mobility projects, II) the success of returns (or reintegration). However, each of these two pillars rests upon a series of principles and actions such as a legal framework, access to information, norms for the inclusion of migrants, the labour market … that need to be re-examined and developed so as to help PES play a significant part in implementing migration policies at national level.




The conference in Nouakchott on “The role of PES in implementing migration policies in their countries” will look into the role and position of PES on the matter of migration, and will encourage debates on the following topics:



  • How to guide potential migrants in their professional mobility project?
  • What measures, services and incentives for the integration of migrants?
  • What are the most recent innovative experiences of PES? 




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