Evidence of effectiveness
On average 223,000 people participated in the programmes in 2016. There is no information about the employment outcome of these people after they left the programme. There were no unexpected benefits or costs.
Engagement of stakeholders
This measure is rather top-down. The ministry stipulates the number of spots in the PW programme each year. The PES has to comply with this target number. Therefore, they have to cooperate with employers in order to be able place the sufficient number of participants in the PW programme.