Indeed free movement of people, goods and services are some of the key tenants on which the EU is based. The European Union wants to be bring the practical benefits of moving and working in the EU home to its citizens. Finding a job in another Member State, having one’s education and work experiences properly recognized abroad, and having access to similar social security levels are all part of the issue of labour and mobility.
In the wake of the crisis, one of the most important challenges for national governments and the EU, is to promote employment. Though economies and employment levels are starting to recover across Europe, the aftermath of the crisis is still being felt. National and international government institutions continue to want a better understanding of labour market dynamics, future trends, and policy measures to help further encourage quality employment for citizens. What are current and future challenges for labour and the mobility of workers? What will the impact of these challenges be? And what could be done to mitigate these challenges? Which policy measures work, and why?
Furthermore, issues such as job creation and prospects, matching jobs and job seekers, the aging population, continuing to promote employment amongst the youth or amongst vulnerable groups in society all continue to form areas of policy interest for governments.
Panteia is well equipped to answer questions about precisely such issues, reflected in our expertise and in the models we use to describe, analyse and improve labour markets at various geographic, industry and profession levels:
Besides expertise on labour market dynamics in general, Panteia also has considerable experience in areas such as aligning qualification requirements for professions. Administrative burden and complexity for workers wanting to work abroad are also areas of focus for Panteia. Recent projects at the EU level include:
- Context of the labour market (PESTLE variables)
- Supply and demand
- Policy support - solutions
- Preparatory study for the ex-post evaluation of the ESF 2007-2013
- Evaluation of ESF support for Enhancing access to the labour market and the social inclusion of migrants and ethnic minorities
- Analysis of the trends and prospects of jobs and working conditions in transport
- The Interaction between Local Employment Development and Corporate Social Responsibility
- State of play of the European Qualifications Framework implementation
- Study on the role of qualifications in governing occupations and professions
- Study evaluating the legal framework for the free movement of lawyers