Fact box: Labour market mobility in the Nordic Region
Although work in another Nordic country has been possible since the establishment of the joint Nordic labour market in the 1950s, only 1.7% of the working-age population work in a different Nordic country from the one in which they were born, and only 0.5 % commute to a job in another Nordic country. Nordic cross-border commuting is below the EU average of 1%.
Learn more: https://pub.nordregio.org/snr22/#
Fact box: About this research and the Policy Brief
This Policy Brief is based on the research project Re-start competence mobility in the Nordic Region, which is part of the regional co-operation programme and the “Green, Innovative and Resilient Regions” thematic group funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Apart from quantitative data analysis, interviews were conducted with 37 key stakeholders in three case study regions and a workshop with 25 participants was held in November 2022, including an open-ended survey. The three case study regions were Greater Copenhagen, Vestfold Telemark and Greenland. The research results have been published in State of the Nordic Region 2022, a research working paper and a story map.
This Policy Brief has been developed in collaboration with the project’s reference group, which includes representatives from Info Norden and Nordic cross-border committees.
Fact box: Nordic institutions and services to support Nordic Freedom of Movement
The Nordic Freedom of Movement Council https://www.norden.org/sv/fri-bevegelighet-og-grensehindre works to remove cross-border obstacles between the Nordic countries. Learn more about its work:
Info Norden https://www.norden.org/sv/info-norden provides those wishing to move, work, study or start a business in the Nordic countries with general information and shortcuts.
Grensetjänsten https://www.grensetjansten.com/ and Öresund Direkt https://www.oresunddirekt.se/se
provide information about moving, working, studying and doing business across the Swedish-Norwegian and Swedish-Danish borders.