Free movement of workers
Network of experts on intra-EU mobility- free movement of workers and social security coordination (2016-2017)
Client: DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Intra-EU mobility can raise the overall EU GDP if it improves labour allocation, through a better match of workers’ skills and job vacancies, which would boost overall productivity. Nonetheless, a number of media throughout Europe reported criticism to citizens’ right to free movement.
Quantifying the phenomenon of free movement allows for the estimation of the scale of the issue and will help to better target EU action.
Milieu is in charge of assisting the Commission with the collection and qualitative and quantitative analysis of data sources on EU citizens residing and/or working in other EU Member States by:
- Preparing an annual report analysing EU-level data on intra-EU labour mobility with a different focus each year (focus 2016: return mobility and mobility of pensioners) and providing qualitative information and analysis of national data sources (this will not be done in 2016).
- And updating yearly a Compendium of national administrative and other data sources on migration;
The other partners provide the European Commission with national statistics and data on the functioning of social security coordination systems including fraud and error.
The project is planned annually, but is supposed to be renewed over a period of four years.