Employment and Social Policy

These areas are covered by Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement.

In the area of Employment, the EEA EFTA States are members of the EURES network. The aim of EURES is to provide information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching) services for employers and workers who wish to make use of their right to the free movement of persons.

Furthermore, the EEA EFTA States have participated in EU Programmes which focus on Employment and Social Policy such as the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2014-2020. Continued participation in the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+)  2021-2027 programming period is under consideration.

In addition, EEA EFTA experts cooperate informally with the Employment Committee (EMCO) and the Social Protection Committee (SPC) which are EU advisory committees established by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

See also:

EURES

European Employment Strategy

Social Protection and Social Inclusion

Employment Committee

Social Protection Committee

Officer
Internal Market Division

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