Conference on freedom of movement in the area of labour and social affairs. The Norwegian Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2012 is continuing efforts to discuss and find concrete solutions for cross-border obstacles in the area of labour and social affairs.
The Nordic Committees of Senior Officials for Labour and Employment, and Health and Social Affairs have formed an expert group to identify obstacles in these areas. The results of the expert group's final report will be presented at the conference. Possible solutions to the problems of cross-border obstacles and further work on freedom of movement in the area of labour and social affairs will be raised for discussion at the conference.
In the run-up to the debate in Parliament on 20 April, the Danish Delegation to the Nordic Council, the Øresund Committee and the Nordic Region in Focus invite to a hearing on freedom of movement at Christiansborg. Finn Lauritzen, Director of the Øresund Committee will present new figures from the upcoming Increment Analysis for the Øresund Region.
Youth empowerment and young people’s participation in society - Young people's opportunities to participate in shaping society will be the focus of a Nordic Council seminar for young parliamentarians and politicians in Vilnius, Lithuania. Freedom of movement across country borders, visa questions and young people's influence through the internet and social media are some of the topics that will be covered. The aim is to formulate a resolution based on the questions: How can we guarantee young people's influence in society, what are the obstacles, and can we learn from each others experiences?
The Nordic Council of Ministers' information service, Hello Norden, invites to a debate on freedom of movement in the Nordic countries. Hello Norden present the discussion paper "The story of Jyrki and Jóhanna", a story about one family's encounter with a number of the problems faced by Nordic citizens when they move across borders in the Nordic region. Hello Norden has invited the Nordic Council's party groups to a debate based on the discussion paper. Which obstacles to freedom of movement are important to solve and how do we do it?
The conference highlights the untapped potential of Nordic co-operation, focusing on regulations which inhibit growth between the countries. Motivation to take action will be created by identifying the businesses or industries in which the potential is greatest and which face the most obstacles.