European Commission welcomes adoption of Decision to improve cooperation between public employment services

The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a Decision to improve cooperation between public employment services, which have a crucial role to play in helping the 25 million unemployed in Europe to get a job and in addressing skills mismatches.

The Decision, aims to help Member States' public employment services to improve their effectiveness through closer cooperation. It establishes a platform for comparing the performance public employment services against relevant benchmarks, identifying good practice and fostering mutual learning.

The network will help Member States to implement the country-specific recommendations on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public employment services issued by the Council in the framework of the EU's annual review of Member States' economic and social policies, the European Semester.

Each Member State will nominate from the senior management of its Public Employment Service one member and one alternate member to sit in the Board of the Public Employment Services Network. The Commission will also appoint one member and one alternate member to the Board.

Further information is available here.