Employment Service of Slovenia

Employment Service of Slovenia (ESS) is one of the key Slovenian labour market institutions. It is an independent legal entity with public institute status operating uniformly across the entire country. Main ESS activities inter alia include: job placement, job matching, life-long career guidance, implementation of Active Employment Policy measures. Users of ESS activities are: unemployed persons, employers, jobseekers, pupils and students in need of professional guidance in the fields of employment and career, social partners, etc.

ESS is designated as a national EURES contact point. Main activities performed in relation to EURES services are connected inter alia with advising for employers/ job seekers; adviser for Targeted Mobility Schemes (specialised EURES adviser for TMS: YFEJ, Re-activate…); Slovene National Mobility Scheme is designed on the basis of the Coordinated Call of TLN Mobility. It is a part (sub project) of a major mobility project "Development of Services to Enhance Transnational Mobility of Labour Force – EURES", which has been designed and being carried out by the Employment Service of Slovenia (ESS) as the project operator, which is also acting as a direct beneficiary of the ESF. The project was approved by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities as the Intermediate Body for the ESF operations and by the ESF Managing Authority.

In relation to ESF 2014-2020 the Mobility Scheme is a direct beneficiary and thus in line with the objectives and priorities of the 8th priority axis of the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy in the 2014-2020 Period.

The Employment Service of Slovenia has decided to join the TLN Mobility Scheme for several reasons. The overall objective is to enhance employment potential of the Slovene job seekers and unemployed between the 18-35 age group.

The employment rate of young people in Slovenia for the first quarter of 2016 was below the average for the EU-28. Also, the analysis about young people on the labour market, conducted in 2015, emphasised the need for prevention from a loss of labour potential of young people and the need for promotion of employment of the young long-term unemployed persons.

Participation of the Slovene young long-term unemployed persons (NEET) in transnational mobility scheme through work-related learning experience abroad will contribute to reducing the number of persons excluded from the labour market.

It is expected that the participants would profit from the whole mobility experience, improve their language and social skills and acquire intercultural competences, work experiences and other relevant knowledge and skills.

Participation in the TLN Mobility scheme as a partner will contribute to enhancing the employment prospects of Slovenian as well as encourage workforce mobility within the EU labour market, while acting as a host as well as sender.

As the project will be operational to the fall of 2022, our aim is to develop a structured framework for future transnational mobility programmes.