Public Employment Services and Green Jobs

Cox A, Foley B | Analytical Paper  | The European Commission Mutual Learning Programme for Public Employment Services (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) | Aug 2013

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The purpose of this paper to is to review the most recent literature with a focus on (Public Employment Services) PES delivery and policy implementation concerning green skills and jobs, identifying merits and weaknesses of different approaches and transferable core elements.

As there is no evaluative literature which tells us 'what works, why and in what circumstances' due to the novelty of the research area, the paper has drawn on written information and interviews with PES practitioners in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Spain and Belgium (Wallonia). These were selected based on the evidence of recent developments and current practices.

From this information, conclusions are presented with regard to PES service delivery and the implications for policymakers.

This report is available top download from the 'PES to PES' area of the European Commission website: