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Where do your future colleagues come from?

Demand for more flexible cross-border labour markets in the Central Baltic Region

Four neighbouring regions in Sweden, Latvia, Estonia and Finland are in the focus of the project "Centralbaltic Job Ferry". The project aims to identify developing industries, demanded professions and qualifications as well as availability of professional trainings in order to promote cross-border mobility. Specifically the project intends to increase the cross-border flow of information for mobile job seekers/school leavers as well as enterprises/employers/investors.

Based on statistical data and in-depth interviews, the project results will feed into a multilingual web platform that addresses job seekers, enterprises, employers and investors. A better transparency and wider dissemination of this information will increase the permeability of cross-border labour markets and will also contribute to an improvement of links between the industry and the educational systems.

The University of Latvia is leading the project consortium which consists of the Turku University of Applied Science (Finland), Institute of Baltic Studies (Estonia) and Nordregio (Sweden) during the two years project (June 2011-June 2013). The project is financed by the Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme 2007-2013 and cooperates closely with other cross-border regions and European Labour Market Initiative such as between Bavaria/Germany and the Czech Republic.

Read more about the project Centralbaltic Job Ferry


Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme 2007-2013

 Central Baltic Job Ferry





European Regional Development Fund