Intra-EU Mobility Platform: An idea whose time has come

According to the 2016 Annual Report on Intra-EU Labour Mobility[1], in 2015 “a total of 8.5 million EU-28 movers were employed or looking for work, making up 3.6% of the total active population across” the European Union. Germany, United Kingdom, and Spain comprise the top three countries of residence, while “Germans, Italians, Polish, Portuguese and … More Intra-EU Mobility Platform: An idea whose time has come

Employment and Diversity: Female Professionals on the Move – An Untapped Pool of Skilled Workers in the European Union

A number of exposes in recent years have pointed out that professional women, who have had a period of absence from the labour force[1] and want to return, is an untapped pool of skillful workers. However, studies show that those who wish to re-join, face a number of structural challenges, including high unemployment and underemployment … More Employment and Diversity: Female Professionals on the Move – An Untapped Pool of Skilled Workers in the European Union

Intra-EU Mobility, Employment and the Highly Skilled: Some “Food-for-Thought” on Ways Forward

According to the latest EU Employment and Social Situation – Spring 2016[1], there is a gradual increase in the employment rate, alongside a decline in the unemployment rate in the European Union (8.8 %, the lowest rate since 2009). As I read the review I wondered how highly skilled intra-EU mobile persons are benefiting from … More Intra-EU Mobility, Employment and the Highly Skilled: Some “Food-for-Thought” on Ways Forward

2016 International Women’s Day: Women, Employment, and Intra-EU Mobility

In 2015, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) published the Gender Equality Index – Measuring Gender Equality in the European Union 2005-2012[1] which examines a number of policy areas in relation to gender equality, including work[2]. The report functions as an assessment tool, thus enabling us to measure the degree of progress made in … More 2016 International Women’s Day: Women, Employment, and Intra-EU Mobility

Crisis, Employment and Opportunity – Intra-EU Mobility of Professional Women & Challenges to Integration into the Labour Market: A Bridge We Must Cross

2015 was perhaps the year in which Europeans heard repeatedly the word crisis. First the Euro crisis, and more recently the refugee crisis, and yet one acute issue not so visible in the media is the critical matter of EU demographic deficit in relation to employment, productivity, economic growth and prosperity in Europe. Only time … More Crisis, Employment and Opportunity – Intra-EU Mobility of Professional Women & Challenges to Integration into the Labour Market: A Bridge We Must Cross

Is Better Service to Intra-EU Mobile Citizens a Medium to Foster Greater Mobility in the EU? Service, Recommendations and an Outlook on Strengthening Opportunities & Partnerships

In May 2015 a conference entitled “How to Improve Intra-European Mobility and Circular Migration? Fostering Diaspora Engagement”[1] was convened under the auspices of the Latvian EU Presidency in Riga, which proposed a number of policy recommendations for European institutions on the issues of intra-EU mobility aimed at overcoming barriers and increasing the benefits of mobility … More Is Better Service to Intra-EU Mobile Citizens a Medium to Foster Greater Mobility in the EU? Service, Recommendations and an Outlook on Strengthening Opportunities & Partnerships