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Peer Reviews

In the framework of the Mutual Learning Programme, within the six-month cycles, the Peer Review meetings cover a number of single initiatives relating to selected employment policy practices in line with the priority themes of the European Employment Strategy.

Objectives of Peer Reviews:

  • to identify, evaluate and disseminate good practice according to the relevant priority theme;
  • to assess whether and how good practices can be effectively transferred to other member states;
  • to provide a learning opportunity throughout Europe about the implementation process or policy approaches and programmes in the field of the thematic priority;
  • to follow-up and implement the objectives of the European Employment Strategy.
Member states (in co-ordination with the Employment Committee of the EU) submit proposals of good practice examples to be the subjects for Peer Review meetings in relevant areas according to the priority theme. They are typically based on existing evaluations or early monitoring data. Each Peer Review meeting is hosted by a member state (host country) which presents the selected good practice. It is attended by a group of peer countries with a special interest in the experience, and in the potential transfer of the policy. The participants in a Peer Review are government representatives, independent experts and representatives from the European Commission. Since the beginning of 2009, GHK Consulting Ltd and CERGE-EI are assisting the European Commission in organising the reviews and disseminating the results. From 2005-2008, the reviews were organised by ÖSB Consulting GmbH, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and BICEPS, from 2002-2004 by ÖSB Consulting GmbH and IES, from 2000-2001 by ÖSB Consulting GmbH and INBAS, and in 1999 by NEI.
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