UN Joint Programme YEM study visit to the Netherlands

01 Jun 2012


A study visit to the Netherlands has been organized in May within the scope of the “UN Joint Programme Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya.”

New Horizons - 24 members of the Provincial Employment and Vocational Training Board (PEVTB) in Antalya along with 5 UN Joint Programme team members visited Amsterdam, Eindhoven and the Hague in order to enhance the capacity of the PEVTB.

As part of the study tour, first visit was paid to the General Directorate of Uitkeringsgerechtigde Volledig Werklozen (UVW), the Dutch equivalent of İŞKUR. 

There, the study tour participants received information about the organisation of (regional) labour market policy in the Netherlands, structure of UWV (Werkbedrijf) and political mandates.

The representatives of institutions presented strategy, structure and character of the region. They also introduced the redesign of UVW Werkbedrijf  and e-services Approach to young job seekers, and their approach disabled job seekers.

Eindhoven experience

In Eindhoven, the board members had reception with Deputy Mayor of the city of Waalre. The services, service point education and working, the employment cooperation Philips model were introduced.

The board also visited UVW Work square in Eindhoven. There, it was decided that Industrial cluster VDL Group Eindhoven would give migration management training and statistical evaluation presentations to İŞKUR in the following months.

The UN Joint Programme aims at reducing youth unemployment and increasing the participation of young women in the labour force. The target is to increase the percentage in placements of young unemployed people into decent jobs.

The UN Joint Programme started at the end of 2009 and will end at the end of 2012. It is funded by the MDG Achievement Fund entrusted to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) by the Government of Spain, in cooperation with İŞKUR (National Employment Agency) and United Nations Organisations ILO (International Labour Organization), IOM (International Organization for Migration), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations) and UNDP.