Employment Research Brief

Employment policy implementation mechanisms in the European Union

The ILO and its constituents have made significant progress in developing national employment policies (NEPs). However, unless appropriate institutional arrangements can be put in place to ensure their timely and effective implementation, even sound policies may not produce the desired results. To respond to the increasing requests from its constituents for assistance with NEP implementation, the ILO launched a research project on “a comparative analysis of employment policy implementation mechanisms in selected countries”. Case studies2 and a synthesis report were published as working papers. This Research brief presents the mechanisms, accountability and financing systems for employment policy implementation under the European Semester framework in the European Union (EU).