Helping EU countries to design and carry out reforms
The European Commission set up the Structural Reform Support Service in July 2015 to help EU countries carry out reforms to support job creation and sustainable growth. This work is continuing throughout 2016 and beyond.
The work includes helping EU countries to
- design and effectively implement structural reforms
- apply EU law (otherwise known as the Community acquis) in a timely manner
- use EU funds efficiently and effectively
Such changes are vital to encourage investment, unlock the growth potential, raise living standards and support the process of convergence in the EU.
Support is available to all EU countries, upon request. Support may be provided in particular – but not exclusively – in the context of EU economic governance processes.
Technical support may be provided the service itself, by staff from other Commission services, by national experts, international organisations, public bodies and/or experts from the private sector.