(17 June 2013) – The European Commission has proposed a Decision to help public employment services to maximise their effectiveness through closer cooperation.
Member States’ public employment services have a crucial role to play in helping the 26 million unemployed in Europe to get a job. Effective public employment services are essential for the practical implementation by Member States of employment policies, such as the Youth Guarantee.
The proposed Decision would establish a platform for comparing the performance public employment services against relevant benchmarks, identifying best practices and fostering mutual learning. The network would also help Member States to implement the country-specific recommendations on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public employment services issued by the Council.
The proposed Decision will now go to the EU’s Council of Ministers and the European Parliament for adoption, and should be implemented from 2014.