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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.7 Cross-border mobility in employment, entrepreneurship and vocational opportunities

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  1. Programmes and schemes for cross-border mobility
  2. Legal framework

Programmes and schemes for cross-border mobility


Programmes fostering cross-border mobility are almost exclusively offered by the European Union. As such, the Your First EURES Job initiative is to be mentioned. According to data on the website, 517 (last accessed 27/12/2018) Hungarian job-seekers took part in the Programme so far. Another EU initiative is the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs – according to data from 2017 January, 135 new and 56 experienced entrepreneurs took part in the Programme from Hungary.

The most significant programme to list here is the VET Traineeship Mobility Programme of Erasmus+. Besides this, however, the Campus Mundi – mobility and internationalisation programme in the field of higher education (HRDOP-3.4.4-CCHOP/15-2015-00001) is also running in 2016-2017. 'The objective of the programme is to support students’ participation in internship possibilities so that they gain professional experiences, skills and competences which can be integrated into their home studies and can be an advantage for them in the labour market.' Communication and dissemination of the international mobility projects are carried out by Tempus Public Foundation Erasmus+ Programme Office.


Legal framework


No such regulation exists for young people in Hungary. The existing ones discuss the topic under educational mobility.

There is a chapter in the Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education (2011. évi CCIV. törvény a nemzeti felsőoktatásról) titled Studies Of Hungarian Nationals Abroad, Studies Of Foreign Nationals In Hungary, in which the rights and support of students studying abroad are described. (These students are eligible for a student pass, they can receive scholarships. It is also determined how studies abroad are recognised and what regulations affect foreign students studying in Hungary.)