Facilitating Job Mobility in Europe

Facilitating Job Mobility in Europe
Michael McDadd
Department for Work and Pensions
EURES set up in 1993
Based on Regulation 1612/68 (codified as 492/2011)
Promoting the freedom of movement of workers
Enabling the transnational, interregional and crossborder exchange of vacancies and job applications
• Clearance of vacancies and applications for
• Making European labour markets open to all
A service to boost mobility
• Limited geographical mobility
• High unemployment rates co-existing with bottleneck
vacancies and skills shortages across the Union
• Boost "mobility" to enhance growth and employment
• Enlargement of the free movement of workers' space to
32 countries
• Europe 2020 target of 75% employment rate
EURES Network
900+ EURES Advisers
90% work for the public employment services
Provide information, guidance and placement services
500 ‘European Job Days’ each year
Recruitment and placement projects
1m jobseeker contacts pa
100,000 employer contacts pa
EURES contacts April 2012- March 2013
EURES contacts April 2012- March 2013
EURES Job Mobility Portal
• 1.25m jobs, 1.1m CVs, 30,000 registered employers
Types of Vacancies
In the First Quarter of 2013, the recruitment for low to medium
skilled jobs declined, where as there was an increase demand
for education, health care and business professionals.
Priority target group: Young Unemployed
Youth unemployment (under 25) stands at
5.69 million in the EU27, with 3.599 million
of these in the EA17
In March 2013, the youth unemployment
rate was 23.5% in the EU27 and 24.0% in
the EA17
The lowest rates were observed in
Germany (7.6%), Austria (7.6%) and the
Netherlands (10.5%)
The highest rates were observed in Greece
(59.1% in December 2012), Spain (55.9%),
Italy (37.4%) and Portugal (38.3%)
• EURES, your job in Europe video clip
. in the UK
•DWP: 12 EURES advisers
•DELNI: 2 EURES advisers
Every month, EURES UK:
• advises 2350 jobseekers
• works with 170 employers
• supports 180 PES staff
• contact with 110 partners
330,000 searches on Universal
Jobmatch each month for jobs in Europe
EURES Reform
• Throughout 2013 co-operation between DG EMPL and MS
("EURES Reform correspondents") for a regular exchange of
information on the preparation at national level and to share views
on how to elaborate the operational objectives
• Internal reflections in MS on the use of the ESF to support intra-EU
labour mobility activities; consultations with the Commission
• Adoption of the new Charter before the end of 2013
• Establishment of the National Co-ordination Offices – 1 January
• Designation of EURES Partners – 1 January 2014
EURES reform for Employers
• Presenting employers with a pool of candidates with
required skills to develop and grow their businesses
• Focus on bottleneck and niche vacancies
• Increase EURES flexibility to adapt and adjust
• Creating a more integrated European jobs market
• Analysis of job vacancy markets (The European
Vacancy Monitor, The European Job Mobility Bulletin,
forthcoming European Jobs Report)
New elements of the reformed EURES
• Focusing on employment results in matching,
placement and recruitment
• Public Employment Services (PES) and Private
Employment Services cooperate when delivering
• Expanding EURES scope to support targeted mobility
schemes at EU level:
 initiated and implemented at national level
 launched by the European Commission
EURES reform for Social Partners
• Participation in the new governance structure at
European level
• Delivery of services in accordance with the new service
catalogue – either complementary or universal services
• Participation in the meetings as observers ( or invited to
the EURES Co-ordination Group)
• Consulted on annual work programmes for EURES
activities drafted by the Member States
EURES Network and the European
• Provision of ”horizontal support” in terms of:
– “Strategic umbrella' for the communication activities of the
EURES network
 The EURES web portal
 Ensuring Social Media presence of the EURES network
 Centrally producing information products (newsletters, success stories,
 Continuous help, support, training and advice for the development of national
strategies and activities.
– Training EURES staff
– Facilitation of networking, mutual learning and exchange of
good practice.
Building blocks of future EURES charter
• The EURES Service catalogue - with a description of
Universal and Complementary services
• The programming, monitoring and reporting cycle for
the national EURES Members to each other and to the
• The accreditation system for re-establishing the
national network
• Quality standards, task descriptions and profiles of
EURES staff
• Uniform system and common models for the exchange
of information
The new legal base
• Regulation (EU) 492/2011
• Commission Decision 2012/733/EU
• EURES Charter
• ESF Regulation which includes a reference to "mobility"
under investment priority 1
• Programme for Social Change and Innovation (PSCI)"
with the introduction of a "EURES-axis"
Related Developments
• Your First EURES Job – Preparatory action 2011 – 2013 - testing a
targeted mobility scheme to help young EU nationals aged 18-30 to find
work in other Member States, combining customised job-matching with
financial incentives.
• Possibility to develop a "EURES jobs for young persons programme"
under the PSCI – public consultation first half 2013
• Request from the European Council in June 2012 to include information
on apprenticeships and traineeships in EURES. Questionnaire
launched; testing and discussions in the course of 2013.
• Possibility to support the extension of this kind of matching in the
EURES service delivery package of PES in Member States
Next steps
• Replacing COM Decision (2003/8/EC) with a new
• Transmission of the Decision to the Member States
• Throughout 2013 - Commission and Member States to
prepare for the implementation of EURES reform
(including drafting of the Charter)
• January 2014 – implementation of EURES reform
Facilitating Job Mobility in Europe
Michael McDadd
Department for Work and Pensions
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