The European Commission’s Structural Reform Support Service and the Office of Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, signed an agreement on 16 October, under which they will work together on 34 reform projects in 18 EU states under the umbrella of the Structural Reform Support Programme.

The projects will provide tailor-made expertise to national authorities in various policy areas, including education, labour markets, tax management, governance, environment and transport infrastructure.

“Structural reforms contribute to unlocking economic growth potential, which is especially important in the current context of global economic slowdown”, said EU Commission Vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis.

The Structural Reform Support Service offers expertise for growth-enhancing reforms at the request of EU countries. The support mobilises experts from both the public and the private sector.