PROJECT WAS RUNNING IN VARIOUS COUNTRIESAustria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia
The main subject of this project is the continuous implementation of the Benchlearning initiative in its third cycle, supported by ICON-INSTITUT. Benchlearning is an innovative concept to define evidence-based learning by combining quantitative and qualitative benchmarking, mutual learning and support to implementation of good PES practices. In order to provide evidence for recommendations to the Public Employment Services, an assessment of the PES performance and a comparative analysis of PES data has been conducted.
During the third year of the 3rd PES Benchlearning cycle, the project has further evolved and progressed. The initial shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was followed by the PES emergency measures for stabilising national labour markets and the strengthening institutional resilience of the PES Network members. The need of continuing to share PES practices with both positive and disputable effects and approaches as well as of learning from peers was jointly confirmed. PES Benchlearning project activities were addressed to respond to PES needs in times of crisis and support them in their endeavours.