The HLWG gathers representatives from employment and labour ministries and agencies of the UfM countries as well as representatives from European institutions/agencies and international organisations. The HLWG main objective is the follow-up and implementation of the Ministerial Declaration adopted at the third UfM Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour (26-27 September 2016, Jordan).
To this end, the group focuses on the four key topics of the Ministerial Declaration, which also reflect the structural labour market challenges in the region:
- job creation and entrepreneurship;
- youth employability, employment services and matching;
- the transition from the informal economy to formal employment, and
- social dialogue.