The RCC’s mobility agenda foresees removing obstacles to free movement of
highly skilled workforce in the region with strong professional, academic and
research ties to the European Union by 2020
- Removing obstacles to movement of people, students, researchers and workforce
- The RCC brokered agreement between SEE economies on prioritising removal of obstacles to mobility of the following professionals: doctors of medicine, dentists, architects and civil engineers
Facilitating free movement of people within the region would cause a certain amount of redirection from extra-regional mobility to more intraregional mobility contributing to keeping the skills base and potential workforce in the region.
A more open regional labour market can make the SEE economies more attractive to larger domestic and foreign investors, facilitate competitive integration of their workforce into the global workforce and increase the competitiveness of the region, while at the same time preparing them for future EU membership.
The RCC activities in this area are being implemented through the:
Our Next Steps
In the forthcoming period the RCC will:
- Removing obstacles to mobility of professionals, in particular through regional mutual recognition agreements of professional qualifications in sectors of mutual interest by 2020;
- Remove obstacles to mobility of highly qualified workforce, in particular through development of joint standards and procedures for automatic recognition of quality assured academic qualifications;
- Remove obstacles to mobility of students, researchers and academics through joint policies, measures and instruments aimed at increasing academic and research mobility and cooperation in the region and development of a proposal for a Western Balkans Young Researchers Mobility Scheme to facilitate mobility from and to the Western Balkans by 2020.