Enhanced Nordic-Baltic cooperation on challenges of labour mobility in the Nordic-Baltic region 2014-2015

The project aimed at strengthening cooperation within the Nordic-Baltic area on the impact of increased labour migration and elaborated proposals on how to accomplish sustainable regional migration and integration policies for the region.

The project covered a number of project activities, including conferences and stakeholder meetings in the Baltic countries. Nordregio was responsible for 2 of those activities:

  • Nordic-Baltic labour mobility study

The study explores the migration patterns between and within the countries in the Nordic-Baltic region, with a focus on labour mobility. The comparative study will be based on detailed statistical data obtained from the statistics offices in the respective countries, and supplemented by a pilot survey that will address additional questions such as circumstances and incentives leading to the decision to emigrate, migrants’ age, skills/deskilling, employment in sending and receiving countries, social networks, obstacles of integration in receiving countries, access to social security systems etc.

  • Publication on labour mobility in the Nordic-Baltic region

The publication aims at increasing awareness and bringing forward the most relevant Nordic-Baltic labour migration related issues to the political agenda in the Nordic-Baltic region. It will provide a general overview of the trends, policy considerations and associated challenges related to labour migration. Furthermore the publication will include a demographic vulnerability assessment of the Baltic and Nordic municipalities as well as few selected practices of coping with labour mobility and related demographic challenges at the local level in both Nordic and Baltic countries.

The project was initiated and run by the NCM Offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in partnership with Nordregio.