EU member states struggle to gain and maintain full employment. Thereby common labor market policies fail to reduce long term unemployment. This has a serious impact on those who suffer from unemployment, on the society and on the economy.

This AK EUROPA policy brief examines how public employment project help to reach full employment in the EU. It highlights, how such programs help to reduce long term unemployment, reduce poverty, stabilize the economy, and contribute to the green transition.

Against the backdrop of novel research and the experiences of several projects, the AK demands that the EU should provide sufficient financial resources to help member states to finance their public employment projects.

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