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29.11.2021 to 02.12.2021


  Find all the information on the 12th WAPES World Congress on the website   We hope to see many of you following up on the call for contributions : Call for contribution SAVE THE DATE 29 November – 2 December, 2021 Tallinn, Estonie   WAPES 12TH WORLD CONGRESS PES IN(NOVATIVE) ACTION Challenges and innovative actions for Public Employment Services in a rapidly evolving labour market     Practical information and agenda will follow.

Career Development and Major Choices in the Post-Pandemic Era

Presentation   Career Development and Major Choices in the Post-Pandemic Era   Virtual Conference organized within the framework of cooperation between the State Employment Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Turkish Employment Agency "İŞKUR" and the World Association of Public Employment Services   Hosted in Baku, Azerbaijan 21 September 2021 14 :30 CET   Conference programme         Introduction   The COVID-19 pandemic confinements and the resulting global recession of 2020 have resulted in a very uncertain labour market outlook and accelerated the evolution of the future working...
20.09.2021 to 30.09.2021

5ème session de formation des Conseillers Emploi (C.E) des Services Publics d’Emploi (SPE) membres de l’AASEP,

5ème session de formation des Conseillers Emploi (C.E) des Services Publics d’Emploi (SPE) membres de l’AASEP, sur le thème « le Conseiller Emploi et l’intermédiation, cœur de métiers des SPE » du 20 au 30 septembre 2021 au CRADAT  Yaoundé – Cameroun.   L’objectif principal de la session de formation est de renforcer les capacités des Conseillers Emploi dans la maîtrise efficace des mécanismes de l’intermédiation et de développer une compréhension commune au fonctionnement efficace des Services Publics d’Emploi (SPE) dont leurs activités constituent le cœur de métier et les évolutions du...

Online Managing Board


The challenges of the PES in times of accelerated digital transformation

Presentation:        The challenges of the PES in times of accelerated digital transformation The National Agency for Employment and Self-employment of Tunisia (ANETI) in collaboration with the Executive Secretariat of the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES), are pleased to invite you to a webinar on the topic: «The challenges of the PES in times of accelerated digital transformation», which will take place on 25 March 2021 at 1.00 PM (GMT).   PES, like most companies and organisations for several years now, have been incorporating technical and technological innovations...


ADDRESSING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE LABOUR MARKET          Promoting Economic Recovery and Jobs Growth      Virtual Conference (video will be available soon) Presentation     SOCSO - Malaysian PES/WAPES November 26, 2020 2:30 pm to 5:00pm - (GMT+8)   Introduction   The Covid-19 pandemic, which ravaged the globe throughout the first half of 2020, still shows no sign of abating. To date, the virus has infected over 30 million and killed more than 1 million of those. This has drastic ramifications for not only the patients and their families, but also the global economy, which is reeling...

Skilled labour immigration: A new role for Public Employment Services?

Presentations Skilled labour immigration: A new role for Public Employment Services? Background   Labour markets in Europe are facing considerable talent shortages due to demographic changes, technological developments and evolving occupational preferences. Even if the situation varies across countries, recent analysis reveals that there is labour shortage in several sectors and occupations, in particular health and personal care, but also seasonal work in agriculture, construction workers and certain ICT specialists.     Worldwide, several countries have developed policy strategies for...

Managing Board

This year, the Managing Board will take place remotely.


  OECD Local Development Forum  Webinar Series The OECD Local Development Forum invites you to the following webinar: THE FUTURE OF LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Thursday 22 October, 2020   15:00-16:30 CEST (Central European Summer Time)Zoom meeting This webinar is organised in collaboration with the World Association of Public Employment Services  Website • Webinar registration • Contact  WHAT’S THE ISSUE?   COVID-19 is causing unemployment to spike across the OECD.  The average OECD unemployment rate is estimated to reach 9.4% in the fourth quarter of 2020 if there is no...

Telework: opportunities and risks for our organisations and tomorrow's labour market

Link for presentations Webconference- 3PM (heure de Bruxelles)   The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the practice of telework by forcing many companies and organisations to use it to maintain all or part of their activities.   In response to a survey jointly carried out between April and May 2020 by WAPES, in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, the Inter-American Development Bank and SOCIEUX+, among 80 public employment services (PES) on all continents, more than 82% of the participants reported national measures to foster telework.    This increase, which has had...

Web Conference: Swinging into Action in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

From 2 April to 28 May 2020, WAPES together with its partners International Labour Organization (ILO), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and SOCIEUX+, carried out a joint survey of the world's public employment to assess how they have adapted to the health and economic crisis following the Covid-19 pandemic, with the objective of anticipating the main lines of their actions in the coming months.   This survey focused on four areas:   •    Prevention and economic support •    Measures to maintain  PES services •    Services organization measures •    Current or foreseeable problems  ...

Web-Conference, The Future of Work after COVID-19

Program   The future of work after Covid-19   The COVID-19 pandemic affected us all, both on an organizational and personal level.   We had to adjust our ways of working quickly in order to continue to guarantee our services.   Nevertheless, despite all these changes, we need to look ahead to the future and already think about how we can continue to adjust our policies and services to meet the demands of the labour market.   On May 25, 2020, moderated by Miguel PEROMINGO, 5 panellists were gathered to discuss the future of work after Covid-19. 1.      Welcome address by the President of...
05.12.2019 to 06.12.2019

Organisational learning – a way to improve performance

Report Program   Thursday 5 December 2019 09h00Registration   09h30 Opening of the Event: Welcome and practicalities   Moderator: Ms Anna Palmgren, Head of Section, Digital Engagement Unit, Arbetsförmedlingen, Sweden   Ms Maria Mindhammar, Deputy Director General, Arbetsförmedlingen, Sweden Ms Florence Dumontier, Director of International Affairs and Relationships, Pôle emploi, France, WAPES Vice-Presidency Region Europe   10h00  Key Note Address “Organisational learning – a way to improve performance”   The rapidly changing labour market, together with the vast technological development,...
02.12.2019 to 03.12.2019

Digitalization in Public Employment Services

  Introduction               The status and functions of Public Employment Service (PES) system in member states are not unified. Some are well-experienced in terms of historical background of establishment and components of service functions. Yet, newly established PES in countries across the region and the world might face some challenges in gaining supports from stakeholders and users, while, at the same time, has to incorporate new type of methods and technology into service delivery.               New trend of digitalization in service sector has also unexpectedly interrupted PES...
02.12.2019 to 03.12.2019

Digitalization in Public Employment Service

  Program   Summary Record   Monday, 02 December 2019     07h30-8h30Registration    08h30-09h30Opening Remarks     Mr. Moo Hyeon JOO, Vice President, Korea Employment Information Service (KEIS), Republic of Korea   Mr. Atsushi KIJIMA, Senior Coordinator for Employment Policy, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Japan    Ms. Erika HOBIRA, Representative of WAPES Executive Secretary   H.E. Dr. ITH Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT), Cambodia        09h30-10h30Photo Session Coffee & Tea Break   10h30-12h00Session I: “Public Employment Service IT System...
20.11.2019 to 21.11.2019


REPORT Program     The purpose of our activity is to form a platform with a holistic approach to share the present applications and methods in the field of labour market research and estimation providing future estimation which will facilitate the supply and demand matching of the labour market, which is the main job of PES, organisation of inter-institutional interaction at all levels, experiences, ideas and good practises about interactions with the institutions involved in labour market issues.  The results of the studies made will be a guide for actors in struggling with new challenges...
05.11.2019 to 08.11.2019

The role of technology in the delivery of services for PES + MB meeting

05.11.2019 to 08.11.2019

International Week

International Week Registration Practicalities Link to the event website   The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), Vice-President of WAPES Americas Region, is hosting the “2019 International Workforce Development Week” November 5 to 8, 2019, at the Hall of States in Washington, D.C.   This event is organized in collaboration with the OECD Leed, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), NASWA and WAPES.   International Week’s schedule:   Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Local Responses to the Future of Work   8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Welcome - Coffee & pastries...
17.09.2019 to 19.09.2019

Employment - Youth and Migration: What challenges and opportunities for PES?

Our web page is experiencing technical difficulties. We apologize for this. At present, all the videos of the conference are available on our YouTube channel. GENERAL REPORT  PROGRAMME PRACTICALITIES           Tuesday 17th September     OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY OF YAOUNDE DAYS (HÔTEL MONT FEBE) 8h00-8h30 Reception of guests and participants 8h45-9H00 Arrival of authorities 09h00 - 11h00 Arrival of the Members of the Governments of Mali and Cameroon Reception Presentation of flowers to the Ministers of Employment and Vocational Training of Mali and Cameroon...

The Role and Effectiveness of PES in Africa

The National Agency for Employment (ANPE) of Mali in collaboration with the National Fund for Employment (FNE) of Cameroon, and the Executive Secretariat of the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES), are pleased to invite you to an interregional conference on the theme: "Employment - Youth and Migration: What challenges and opportunities for PES? », to be held in Yaounde- Cameroun on 18 and 19 September 2019.   This conference will be preceded by a debate day, on September 17, 2019, to discuss "The Role and Effectiveness of PES in Africa", as part of the celebration of the...
15.05.2019 to 17.05.2019

Creation of the Interregional Network of Communication Officers of WAPES

 Introduction and objectives of the meeting Our Association is in the process of thinking about its Long Term Strategy and the work we are doing has a clear vision of the challenges we face and the actions we need to take. The implementation of this strategy inevitably involves effective and targeted communication throughout our network. In 2010, a meeting of communication experts was organized, mainly on the initiative of the European members. Since then, it is clear that this initial dynamic has waned. However, it seems essential to bring back this network to life in order to be able to...
16.04.2019 to 17.04.2019

Mauritania 2019

      Programme and practicalities Report       Working languages:the conference will be held in French, with simultaneous interpreting into Arabic and English.       14 & 15 April 2019 Participants’ arrival at the airport in Nouakchott. Transfer to the hotels. 16 April 2019 08h30-09h30 Arrival of guests and officials 09h30-10h20 Official opening ceremony of the conference: v  Welcome address from Beyte Allah AHMED LESWED, Director General of ANAPEJ v  Abdelmonnime EL MADANI, President of WAPES v  Opening speech from Seyedna Ali Ould MOHAMED KHOUNA, Minister of...

Executive Commitee

11.12.2018 to 13.12.2018


Program   Tuesday, December 11 2018   Buses depart from hotels at 07h45   8h30 Welcome   9h00-10h00 Opening ceremony Master of ceremony: Ricardo NANADOUMNGAR LABE Fayçal Hissein HASSAN ABAKAR, Director of the ONAPE,   ChadIbrahim AG NOCK, WAPESVice-President Africa Region, Director General of ANPE, Mali     Camille MOUTE A BIDIAS, President of Honour of WAPES, Director General of FNE, Cameroon            Mahamat NASSOUR ABDOULAYE, Minister of Youth, Sports and Employment Promotion, Chad         10h00-10h30 Coffee break   10h30-11h00 Presentation of the...
06.11.2018 to 07.11.2018

WAPES Managing Board meeting

WAPES Managing Board meeting, 6-7 November 2018 The upcoming Managing Board meeting will be held in Brussels-Belgium at Astro Towel, “avenue de l'Astronomie” 14, 1210 Brussels, on November 6 and 7, 2018.   Only board members are invited. Do not hesitate to contact us for any question or clarification. Sincerely, Jacqueline  ======================================= Réunion du Conseil d’Administration de l’AMSEP, 6-7 novembre 2017 La prochaine réunion du Conseil d’Administration de l'AMSEP se tiendra à Bruxelles-Belgique, à la Tour Astro, avenue de l’Astronomie 14, 1000 Bruxelles, les 6 et 7...
10.09.2018 to 21.09.2018

CRADAT: Formation à destination des Conseillers Emploi

Formation à destination des Conseillers Emploi L’AMSEP Région Afrique et l’Association Africaine des Services Publics d’Emploi une formation à Yaoundé (Cameroun)  du 10 au 21 septembre 2018 sur le thème  « LA REVOLUTION DIGITALE ET LE  METIER DE CONSEILLER  EMPLOI EN INTERMEDIATION »    L’objectif principal de la session de formation à destination des pays d’Afrique francophone est de renforcer les capacités des Conseillers Emploi dans la maîtrise des évolutions digitales qui bouleversent actuellement le marché de l’emploi en vue d’améliorer l’efficacité des SPE membres.   De manière...
24.07.2018 to 25.07.2018


Program   Monday July 23 2018   Participants’ arrivals, Airport pick-ups provided by organizer.   15h30–17h00 Regional meeting for Asia-Pacific Region delegates Meeting room No. 2   18h00 Welcome dinner   Tuesday, July 24 2018   9h00-9h15 Registration   9h15-9h25 Welcoming note Mistress of Ceremony: Ha Thi Minh Duc, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Vietnam   9h25-9h35 Opening speeches   Kwang-Ho BAEK, Director, International Cooperation Division, Korea Employment...
19.04.2018 to 20.04.2018

XI WAPES World Congress

  PROGRAM     Thursday, 19 April 2018 09h00 Registration 09h30   Welcoming note: Mohamed SETTI, Master of Ceremony   09h45 Opening speeches   Amal REGHAY in name of Mohamed YATIM,  Minister of Employment and Professional Insertion, Morocco            Noureddine BENKHALIL, interim Director General of ANAPEC, Morocco            Cafer UZUNKAYA, outgoing WAPES President, Republic of Turkey            Camille MOUTE à BIDIAS, President of Honour of WAPES, Director General of FNE, Cameroon                 The newly elected WAPES President            Ahmet ERDEM, Undersecretary,...

General Assembly


Managing Board

01.03.2018 to 03.03.2018

Forecasting the Labour Market

PROGRAMME      Thursday 1st March   Registration Welcome coffee   Welcome and opening remarks         Denis VASILYEV, Deputy Head Of Federal Service for Labour and Employment (Rostrud), the Russian Federation                      Words of Cafer UZUNKAYA, Director General of Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR),  President of WAPES, Turkey (Read By Françoise KUYL,Executive Secretary of WAPES)                 Opening plenary session   The Tomorrow’s Labour Market   Michael MWASIKAKATA, Senior Specialist and Coordinator, Employment Services and ALMPs, ILO                  Dmitri...

executive committee

15.11.2017 to 16.11.2017

Integration of the refugees into the labour market

PROGRAMME  REPORT: Disclaimer when the interpretation is recorded and made available to the public or broadcast. The interpretation is intended to facilitate communication and cannot be considered an authentic reproduction of the discussion. The interpreter declines all liability for any errors or omissions in the interpretation, with respect to the content of the original words spoken or the information on which they were based, or any losses caused by the use of the interpretation.   Wednesday 15 November 2017   Welcome and opening remarks Master of Ceremony: Nassima DZAIR  ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
09.05.2017 to 10.05.2017

Conference Tunis

 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....
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.
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...

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 (...

European Meeting

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...
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...
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...

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:   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                 ...
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,...
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...
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.
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.