Conference by the Economic Council of Finland (EC) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

The conference is aimed at discussing the following broad themes associated with labour mobility:

  • The demand for labour mobility in a dynamic economy capable of providing jobs and high growth of productivity as set out in the Lisbon agenda;
  • the factual trends in different types of labour mobility in Europe (occupational and spatial mobility); to what extent can labour mobility be considered inadequate at present;
  • the costs of mobility to individuals and communities and the resulting frictions in mobility;
  • the policies that would enhance labour mobility while paying adequate attention to the costs and disadvantages of mobility.

Participants : Representatives of the EESC and European economic and social councils and their background organisations, political decision makers and senior civil servants and researchers, in all about 120 persons.

Event details

Event Date(s)
04/09/2006 - 05/09/2006
Event Type
Restricted participation