ALDE Successes: Revision of the EURES Regulation

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In the revision of the EURES regulation (pan-European job search network to improve employee mobility) in 2015, ALDE campaigned successfully to get private employment agencies included in the network and traineeships and apprenticeships included under the job search portal. Eures was set up to facilitate the free movement of workers within the EU, Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland. The network coordinated by the European Commission helps employers wanting to recruit workers from other countries, creating the largest possible pool of job vacancies and CVs in the EU and making it easier to match them.

These outcomes provide access to a wider job market and give more chances for young people. ALDE was concerned that labour mobility in the EU is only 3.1% of the total labour force and at the same time, there is a shortage of labour and skills in a growing number of regions and industries countries across the EU.

In its campaign to promote youth employment and entrepreneur skills, ALDE successfully launched a European pilot project on setting up co-operatives for young people and graduates and thereby establishing best practice in the area for the whole of Europe. By working in cooperatives, the young people and graduates not only create jobs which they also own and thereby learn entrepreneurship while having guidance and support in the form of labour market training.

Visit the EURES website HERE and explore your European potential.

More info: david.vidal@europarl.europa.eu

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