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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

Latvia is also a member of EURES network. EURES is a network of European Public Employment Services established in 1994 including the European Commission and Public Employment Services of the European Union Member States, as well as the countries of the European Economic Area – Liechtenstein, Island, Norway and Switzerland.

The mission of the EURES is to support free movement of the workforce of the European countries.

The tasks of the EURES:

  • to provide job-seekers with counselling and information about the available employment, as well as living conditions and work conditions in European countries;
  • to help employers to find the most appropriate workers;
  • to provide cross-border job-seekers and employers with information and counselling.

Latvia became a member of the EURES after joining the European Union on 1 May 2004. Both job-seekers and employers can benefit from the participation of Latvia in the EURES. With the help of the EURES information network, each visitor may obtain on-line information on vacancies, living and work conditions in Latvia and other European countries. Job-seekers, who do not have Internet access, but who need a consultation, help or advice, are kindly invited to visit the State Employment Agency where EURES counsellors work, who provide counselling and help to find all the necessary information.

Employers are offered to publish information regarding vacancies in their enterprises in the EURES data base. Moreover, employers may use the EURES data base to search for employees in all European countries. Both of the above services are free of charge. Employers may find all current (operative) information, including Curriculum Vitae (CV) of potential employees that comply best with the vacancies placed by the employer in the EURES data base. Thus, the employer saves time and money that would be necessary for publishing vacancies in newspapers.

Participation of the State Employment Agency in the EURES network offers a wide spectrum of opportunities for a high-quality analysis of the labour market in both Latvia and Europe.

EURES gives an opportunity to offer and provide services to both job-seekers and employers more efficiently than before.

Legal framework

Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 129 “Regulations on Implementation of Measure “Ensuring the Functioning of the EURES Network” of Specific Objective 7.1.2 “To Create a System of Anticipation and Management Restructuring in Labour Market, Ensuring its Connection to the Employment Barometer” of Operational Programme “Growth and Development”” of 17 March 2015.