PROJECT WAS RUNNING IN VARIOUS COUNTRIESAustria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia
Freedom of movement of workers is a fundamental right granted to the citizens of the Union by Article 45 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union (TFEU). It does not only aim to create a single employment market, but has also a significant social dimension. It includes the right to social, economic and cultural integration of the European Union worker and his/her family in the host Member State. It is an important vehicle for the creation of a true consciousness of European citizenship. The Commission aims to promote labour mobility which requires measures in various fields.
Within this project, ICON-INSTITUT was providing legal, analytical and organisational support as well as compilation and analysis of statistics in the areas of free movement of workers and social security coordination. Furthermore, the annual report on Labour Shortages and Surpluses in the EU was drafted by ICON-INSTITUT, collecting the required data from the Public Employment Services of EU Member States and analysing it in accordance to the research methodology, before producing the publication on its basis.