Labour market experiences of Ireland
The main beneficiary of SECiM project and Mongolian stakeholders expressed significant interest in developing and coordinating active labour market policies across different levels and specifically in decentralization of employment policies and better understanding of possible advantages and disadvantages of the decentralized approach and on labour market monitoring and forecasting issues where selected target country was Republic of Ireland.
In this regard SECiM project organized 5 day study visit to Republic of Ireland for 6 delegates of Mongolia, headed by Ms. Mungunchimeg, Vice Minister of Labour and Social Protection, with the main purpose of strengthening their capacity to develop employment policy in Mongolia, carry out revision of necessary legislation acts and provide contribution to elaboration of draft “Law on Employment Promotion”.
Mongolian delegation visited the Ministry of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (MEASP) of Republic of Ireland and was warmly greeted by Secretary General Mr. John McKeon and other senior level staff. They were provided with information about role and responsibilities of MEASP and introduced to “Pathways to work” strategy, which is a comprehensive reform of the State’s approach to helping unemployed and job seekers return to employment. Also the delegation was introduced to INTREO service delivery model, which covers activation model, profiling, group information sessions, functions of case officers and referrals to education and training courses.
Visit to the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit of Further Education and Training Authority SOLAS focused on getting introduced with labour market research, data analysis activities, publica-tions, overview of key labour market forecasting, including trends, job opportunities, labour market supply and demand.
Delegation visited INTREO center of Galway city to observe delivery of active and passive labour market measures and Irish Business and Employ-er Organization and Irish Trade Union Organization to learn practices of social partnership.
Mongolian delegation was able to get exposure to national and local level employment organizations and learn their experiences and most importantly to set up networking with colleagues from Republic of Ireland and gain access to re-search resources and methodology.