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31 January 2023
Employment and social policy News

Meeting of the EURES Coordinators Group in Bucharest

The National Agency for Employment (NAE), coordinator of the EURES National Network, organized the EURES Coordinators Group Meeting in Bucharest. The event took place at the Parliament Palace and was organized in the context of holding the Presidency of the Council of European Union.

Meeting was opened by the President of NAE, Secretary of State Daniela Barbu, the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice, Mrs. Daniela Moroşanu and Denis Genton, head of Unit D1- Free Movement of Workers, EURES European Coordination Office from the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) of the European Commission. The officials highlighted the importance of the EURES Network in ensuring a safe and fair European framework for workers and employers.

“In the context of labour market dynamics at European level, there is a need for increased cooperation between public employment services, social partners, private organizations to ensure the free movement of all workers through voluntary mobility of labour within the Union. As a result, EURES Network is playing a major role in ensuring a safe and fair European framework for workers and employers”, said Daniela Barbu, President of NAE.

The Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice, Mrs. Daniela Moroşanu, spoke about the importance of opening the European labour market to all workers and about the way Romania addresses this issue.

“In the context of increasing mobility between Member States, which encourages an even closer political integration within the European Union, Romania shows a constant concern for ensuring the strategic, legal and institutional framework in line with the labour market realities designed to stimulate workers’ mobility within the Union and to contribute to social and economic progress, to a higher level of employment, to a fair and sustainable development and to a balance on the labour market”, stated Daniela Morosanu.

EURES Coordination Group serves as a platform for sharing data and pooling good practice on the development and dissemination of information for workers, including frontier workers and employers, across the entire EURES Network.

Coordination Group has a particular role in strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the services and activities referred to in REGULATION (EU) No 2016/589 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 April 2016 on a European network of employment services (EURES), workers’ access to mobility services and the further integration of labour markets, and amending Regulations (EU) No 492/2011 and (EU) No 1296/2013.

As a result, discussion subjects referring to the status of extending the EURES network structure, current ESCO (European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations) situation, interoperability of databases, the role of the European Labor Authority, have been introduced on the agenda of EURES Coordination Group, structure which includes EURES national coordinators from all the Member States.

Since its launch in 1994, EURES has been a network of cooperation between the Commission and public employment services, aimed to provide information, advice and recruitment/ mediation services to workers and employers and to all Union citizens wishing to benefit in practice from the principle of free movement of workers, through its human network and online tools available on the European Labour Mobility Portal (EURES portal).

The agenda of the event can be found on the Presidency portal: https://www.romania2019.eu

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