ESCO Governance

ESCO is coordinated by the European Commission. Key stakeholders include employer organisations, trades unions, employment services, education institutions, training organisations, job portals, sector skills councils and various relevant government bodies. Support for ESCO is provided by Cedefop.

The ESCO Board consists of senior representatives that provide strategic advice.

The ESCO Maintenance Committee is made up of technical classification experts that support the development of the ESCO methodology and the quality assurance process. More details can be found here.

Sectoral Reference Groups are experts for a specific sector of economic activity in the labour market and the corresponding education and training sector. More details can be found here.

The Cross Sector Reference Group consists of experts in employment and education, related standards and classifications. They have an up-to-date knowledge of relations between education and training and the labour market. More details here.

Further information about ESCO can be found here.