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Factsheet for measure CZ-2011-6/2601 – measures in Czechia

The Moravian-Silesian Employment Pact (MSEP)

Moravsko-slezský pakt zaměstnanosti

Country Czechia , applies regionally

    • – CZ080 Moravskoslezský kraj
Time period Open ended, started on 01 February 2011
Context Digital Transformation, Restructuring Support Instruments
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
Author Aleš Kroupa (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs)
Measure added 23 June 2022 (updated 10 November 2022)

Background information

The Moravian-Silesian Employment Pact MSEP operates in three main policy areas: economic development; employment; and social inclusion based on employment opportunities.

On 1 February 2019, instead of the current MSEP, an independent registered association of the same name was established by the following entities: the Moravian-Silesian region, the Statutory City of Ostrava, the Union for the Development of the Moravian-Silesian region, the regional Chamber of Commerce of the Moravian-Silesian region , the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic . The members of the Union for the Development of the Moravian-Silesian region (122 in 2020) are from both the private and public sector, such as businesses, municipalities, schools, universities, training and development agencies, clusters, and others.

Content of measure

The Moravian-Silesian Employment Pact (MSEP) is a strategic partnership of relevant actors in the Moravian-Silesian region. The main aim of this strategic partnership is to reverse the long-lasting unfavourable labour market situation in the region and provide a systemic solution to labour market failures. The entities associated with MSEP deal with various projects financed mainly from European funds, they expect to help improve the situation in the labour market. There are mainly projects aimed at creating a tool to anticipate changes in the labour market or projects helping to adapt labour market institutions to the changes resulting from the 4th Industrial Revolution. Other projects are aimed at supporting long-term or repeatedly unemployed people over the age of 50, who are among the most disadvantaged in the labour market. To achieve this, the MSEP coordinates activities of the key regional stakeholders focusing on the development and implementation of an Integrated Programme for Employment (IPE), which is the major programming document of the MSEP and includes 10 integrated projects: 

  1. Regional observatory of competitiveness and labour market
  2. Regional network of career consulting centres
  3. Talent pool
  4. Gate to the technical career
  5. Competencies and placements
  6. Services with a smile
  7. Gate open
  8. Entrepreneurial region
  9. 10 for the life
  10. Labour pool

The above projects are clustered under five priority areas, namely:

  • more and better jobs
  • technical and workmanship excellence
  • perfect services
  • entrepreneurship and creativity
  • employment for everyone

All integrated projects which address key challenges in the regional labour market and represent the core activities of the MSEP have been endorsed by regional actors. As of July 2020, 20 projects launched by the MSEP are operational.

The Union for the Development of the Moravian-Silesian region continues to be responsible for the implementation of the MSEP.

Use of measure

Since 2011, the MSEP has proven to be a very effective platform for structured communication among key regional stakeholders leading to consensual strategic priorities in the area of employment, economic development and social inclusion. It has enabled to translate the priorities into coherent and integrated regional development programmes and it has become a respected vehicle for communication with the relevant ministries and institutions at national level.

Since its first establishment in February 2011, the MSEP has become a respected leader in Czechia, transferring know-how to other regions. It has served as a model for other regions in the country. Via international exchange of know-how, the MSEP intends to help key regional actors to familiarise with relevant good practices to achieve higher level of employment. As of July 2020, employment pacts were established in all 13 regions except the capital region of Prague. Transfer of know-how by MSEP takes place mainly in joint meetings with representatives of regions.

Among the key strengths of the MSEP, it is worth mentioning the strategic approach through the integration of the MSEP strategy and action plans into an Integrated Programme for Employment and a much broader programme for the development of the Moravian-Silesian region. Another key strength is the partnership approach, resulting in enhanced cooperation and coordination (with about 80 experts participating in working groups of the MSEP).

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Applies to all workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Employers' organisations
Local / regional government
Public employment service
Employers organisation
National funds
Regional funds
Trade union

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative
Form Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Social partners jointly
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level


The regional Chamber of Commerce of the Moravian-Silesian region, the Confederation of Industry of Czechia and the regional Council of the Trade Unions ČMKOS are signatories of the MSEP partnership agreement (2015-2023) and participating partners in the MSEP activities.

Views and reactions



  • 31 October 2022: Predikce trhu práce – KOMPAS (
  • 31 October 2022: European Commision and Centre for Industrial Studies (2015), Territorial Agenda 2020 put in practice: Enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of Cohesion Policy by a place-based approach, Volume I - Synthesis report, Brussels (
  • 31 October 2022: Predikce trhu práce – KOMPAS (in Czech) (
  • 31 October 2022: RESTART project - Proměna hospodářské struktury (in Czech) (
  • 31 October 2022: The Union for the Development of the Moravian-Silesian Region (website) in Czech) (


Eurofound (2022), The Moravian-Silesian Employment Pact (MSEP), measure CZ-2011-6/2601 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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