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EESC opinion: EURES

Key points


  • supports the Commission's proposal to replace Regulation 492/2011 and Implementing Decision 2012/733/EU with a single instrument.
  • recommends that the EC defines fair mobility under Article 2 Definition in the light of new mobility patterns and the greater need for fair mobility.
  • welcomes the extension of the transparency principle to organisations other than the Public Employment Services (PES).
  • welcomes the stress on the development and support of cross-border cooperation and the proposal to use a one-stop shop for communicating with cross-border workers and employers in border areas. It recommends strengthening the role of EURES-T partnerships.
  • calls for coherence and synergies with EU policies to promote mobility. When it comes to implementing the Youth Guarantee, the Committee supports extending the scope of the EURES network to those citizens seeking apprenticeships or work-based traineeships.
  • reiterates that the National Coordination Offices should have enough personnel and other resources to carry out their work.
  • draws attention to the crucial role of the social partners at all levels as principal labour market stakeholders. It calls for them to be made full partners.
  • when it comes to the gathering of data and indicators, the EESC proposes that the quantitative indicators be complemented by qualitative ones.