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Sectors: Employment

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Corporations, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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EEA: Iceland and Norway

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Responsible: European commission

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This call for proposals aims to promote workers’ geographical mobility, to boost employment opportunities as well as support the implementation of the EURES regulation.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
Strand 1 : support cross-border partnerships to implement EURES objectives
– Increase in the number of placements in the cross-border region;
– Increase in the employment opportunities in the cross-border region;
– Increased awareness on living and working conditions and on the benefits of mobility on the part of potential jobseekers;
– Increased awareness on the cross-border labour market potential of the pool of EU workers in the cross-border region on the part of the employers. 
Strand 2 : develop new forms of cooperation for the integration of the labour market in cross-border regions
– Blueprints for possible new cross-border partnerships or a wider scope of existing cross border partnerships;
– New ways of supporting cross-border labour markets;
– Increased awareness of the potential benefits of worker mobility for border regions;
– Increased opportunities for job seekers to access the labour market. 
Strand 3 : facilitate labour mobility between the European Union and the EEA countries as well as to support the implementation and operation of the EURES network in the EEA countries
– Increase in the number of placements in the intra EU-EEA labour market;
– Increased awareness on living and working conditions and on the benefits of mobility on the part of jobseekers potentially interested in intra EU-EEA mobility;
– Increased awareness on the intra EU-EEA labour market potential on the part of the employers;
– Increased cooperation among public authorities involved or linked to mobility: public employment services, tax authorities, social security authorities. 
Strand 4 : support closer cooperation of EURES members with social partners
– Improved quality of the EURES services provided by social partners’ organisations directly involved as EURES members or partners;
– Improved coordination of the social partner activities in the EURES network and their contribution;
– Stronger involvement of national, regional and local employers organisations and trade unions in EURES;
– Improved visibility of EURES in the general communication and information activities of social partner organisations and promotion of the use of EURES among their members. 

Among financed actions
Strand 1 : support cross-border partnerships to implement EURES objectives 
– To offer, through EURES staff of the organisations participating in the partnership, client services to actual and potential frontier workers by providing information and advice on job vacancies and job applications as well as on living and working conditions and other relevant information related to the labour market in the cross-border region, such as social security, taxation and labour law;
– To offer, through the EURES staff of the organisations participating in the partnership, client services to employers by providing information and advice on recruiting (frontier) workers from the bordering Member States, on how to tap on the potential skills pool in the cross-border region, on how to draft and advertise job vacancies and job applications for the cross-border labour market and on how to develop a welcoming culture and integration policy for workers from the cross border region;
– To facilitate the job matching, placement and recruitment process on the cross-border labour market and develop joint placement projects. 
Strand 2 : develop new forms of cooperation for the integration of the labour market in cross-border regions
– Promote the development of cross-border apprenticeship and traineeship schemes or the development of cross-border exchange of offers under national schemes, combined with matching and placement services and its follow-up;
– Provide career guidance services for young job seekers and job changers;
– Design schemes fostering the mobility of professionals in order to upskill workforce in the border region (e.g through exchange schemes of workers employed in border regions);
– Provide specialised mobility plans for jobseekers including profile setting, matching services, pre-recruitment training and post-recruitment follow-up. 
Strand 3 : facilitate labour mobility between the European Union and the EEA countries as well as to support the implementation and operation of the EURES network in the EEA countries
– To coordinate EURES activities at national level and participate in the coordination meetings of the EURES network;
– To support the implementation of the EURES regulation and, in particular, to contribute to the EURES programming cycle and the exchange of information between Member States;
– To implement the EURES activity plan 2017;
– To facilitate the job matching and placement from and to EEA countries. 
Strand 4 : support closer cooperation of EURES members with social partners
– To ensure a constant flow and exchange of information by direct and regular contacts between social partner organisations at local, regional, national and European level on matters related to EURES;
– To participate in the coordination meetings of the EURES network;
– To develop specific communication and information material on EURES and intra-EU labour mobility for the benefit of the EURES network in line with the communication strategies and plans developed by the network;
– To organise events bringing together representatives of employers’ organisations, trade unions, public and private employment services and public authorities to exchange information and best practices on labour mobility in border regions.