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Open call for the selection of observers to the ESCO Member States Working Group

The Commission has set up a new informal working group on ESCO and is opening a call for the selection of observers to the group.


The ESCO Member States Working Group (MSWG) is composed by representatives of Member States’ authorities and its aim is to support the development and implementation of ESCO, including its links with the updated EURES regulation.

In this context, the Commission is calling for applications with a view to appoint a number of observers who will participate in the works of the ESCO Member States Working Group.

This call is addressed to organisations, candidate countries, EEA countries, or public entities other than Member States’ authorities. Each observer shall nominate one expert as a representative to the group.

Observers and their representatives may be permitted by the Chair to take part in the discussions and provide expertise. However, they shall not have voting rights and shall not participate in the formulation of recommendations or advice of the expert group or sub-group.

Observers should be prepared:

  • to attend meetings systematically;
  • to contribute actively to discussions;
  • to champion ESCO within and beyond their work areas;
  • to be involved in preparatory work ahead of meeting;
  • to examine and provide comments on documents under discussion; 
  • to act, as appropriate, as 'rapporteurs' on ad hoc basis.


This is a rolling call and applications will be admitted until the end of the Group mandate.

The first meeting of the MSWG will take place on the 15th of June 2022, online.

Interested individuals are invited to submit their application to the Commission, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) by e-mail to the following e-mail address: The message should indicate in "Subject": "Application as observer to the ESCO Member States Working Group".

Applications must be completed in one of the official languages of the European Union. However, applications in English would facilitate the evaluation procedure. If another language is used, it would be helpful to include a summary of the application in English.

An application will be deemed admissible only if it includes all the required supporting documents. For more information, please refer to the open call document on this page.