The Council endorsed the Employment Committee opinion on the pilot version of the employment performance monitor (EPM).
This pilot edition of the EPM is based on the findings of the Europe 2020 Joint Assessment Framework (JAF).
The JAF is an indicator-based assessment system prepared jointly by the Employment Committee, the Social Protection Committee (SPC) and the Commission, covering general and specific policy areas under the Employment Guidelines, with the objective to identify key challenges in these areas and support Member States in establishing their priorities.
The JAF comprises two main elements:
- Monitoring and assessment of main challenges under the Employment Guidelines through a three-step methodology including a quantitative and qualitative assessment
- Quantitative monitoring of progress towards the EU headline and related national targets.