World Association of Public Employment Services
WAPES, an association working for its members and by its members
Extraordinary General Assembly
An Extraordinary General Assembly of our association will take place in a hybrid format on June 15, 2023 in Brussels. Information will be available soon on this page.
PES and Entrepreneurship “A challenge for inclusive and sustainable economic development”
WAPES and ANETI are organising an international conference on the 6th and 7th of June 2023 on the topic “PES and Entrepreneurship: a challenge for inclusive and sustainable economic development”.
Executive Committee Fez 2023
What do employers need from an employment service?
As folllow up of the SamPES project, WAPES is pleased to invite you to the expert training ‘What do employers need from an employment service’ …
The role of PES and forms of bilateral collaboration in the management of transnational migration
Under the motto“The role of PES and forms of bilateral collaboration in the management of transnational migration”, workshops …
12th World Congress of WAPES
Challenges and innovative actions of Public Employment Services in a changing labor market …
Professional development and key career choices in the post-pandemic era
Digital conference organized within the framework of cooperation between the State Employment Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan …
5th training session for the Employment Counselors (E.C.) of the Public Employment Services (PES) members of AASEP
The main objective of the training session is to reinforce the capacities of the Employment Counsellors in the mastery …
The challenges facing PES as digital transformation accelerates
The National Agency for Employment and Independent Work of Tunisia (ANETI) in collaboration with the Executive Secretariat …
How to respond to the labour market effects of COVID-19
The Covid-19 pandemic, whose effects were devastating throughout the world during the first half of …
The vision of WAPES
WAPES is a support and cooperation base between Public Employment Services It is not a legal governance body. WAPES puts forward a common strategy and a values charter in order to build a solid common foundation for PES worldwide. Thus supporting them in fulfilling their mission of making the labour market function optimally along the lines of their specific context. WAPES is a knowledge- and communication hub and change supporter.
Who are we?
Every year, WAPES organises activities in all regions of the world for the benefit of public employment services and other invited organisations. These activities include conferences, workshops (online and face-to-face), webinar, peer reviews, trainings, study visits and other consultancies as well as studies and surveys on public employment services’ strategy and performance. They are organised in collaboration with our members and partners.
All the activities contribute to the objectives of the Association, which aims to become a major actor on the global scene, a platform for learning and knowledge-building, and a supporter that helps members build up their skills.