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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

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

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Programmes and schemes for cross-border mobility
  2. Legal framework

Programmes and schemes for cross-border mobility


Iceland is a part of the Nordplus program which is a cooperative platform between the Nordic and Baltic countries. The program aims to “strengthen and develop Nordic educational cooperation and contribute to the establishment of a Nordic-Baltic educational region.

Innovation Center Iceland hosts the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in Iceland. The EEN is the largest technical transfer and business network of its kind in the world and helps businesses look for cooperatives overseas in the field of business, product development or research.

The Directorate of Labour oversees the operation of EURES (European Employment Service) in Iceland. EURES is a cooperative platform between employment services in the EEA states and operates within 31 countries in Europe. The aim of the EURES project is to increase the mobility of workforce between the EEA countries.


Legal framework

No public documents suggest that there is a legal framework in place specific to the mobility of young workers. However young workers are expected to be able to utilize a general framework for increasing international mobility of workers such as the EFTA Convention.