Living and working across borders:

Second project workshop took place in Cracow

 

On 7 September 2012 the AEBR organised a second workshop within its project: “Improving information for cross-border workers in European border regions.” About 30 experts from different border areas exchanged during the meeting their experiences and discussed current challenges and problems related to cross-border labour mobility.

The meeting started with a keynote speech of Ignacío Sánchez Amor, member of the Spanish Parliament. In his contribution he underlined the need to involve all stakeholders from both sides of the border in the development of a real cross-border labour market. He also mentioned the risks of brain drain and labour shortage that can be tackled only together by all involved partners.

Martín Guillermo Ramírez, Secretary General of AEBR presented in the beginning of the session briefly the project and major activities implemented in the last months. They included in particular a survey focusing on cross-border labour mobility and the elaboration of proposals and recommendations referring to cross-border labour market. They will be included in the final project report that will be presented on the occasion of the AEBR Annual Conference taking place on 8-9 November in Berlin.

Following participants presented on the occasion of the meeting their experiences:

  • Maria Kmak, Regional Labour Office in Kraków
  • Sebastian Klähn, EURES TriRegio (CZ/DE/PL)
  • Beata Tylus, Regional Labour Office in Szczecin
  • Bertold Dallos, Project IGR – Future in the border area (AT/HU)
  • Janina Mironowicz, Regional Labour Office in Białystok
  • Rasmus Wendt, Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Peter Hansen, Region Sønderjylland-Schleswig (DK/DE)
  • Jan Schliewert / Rudolf Godesar, Euregio Maas-Rhein (B/DE/NL)
  • Christer Olsson / Bengt-Olle Andersson, Öresunddirekt (DK/SE)

All presentations and the programme are available on the AEBR website. In order to receive more information on the project or the draft report, please contact the Secretariat General (a.winkler@aebr.eu).

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