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Area of CBC activity Labour market
Sector of CBC activity Job matching
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Cross Border Cooperation between Denmark and Sweden has become a natural part of the European integration process. The increase in the number of workers crossing the frontier between Denmark and Sweden shows that the close cooperation regarding labour exchange is working. Furthermore, steps have been taken to make cross border labour mobility even more beneficial for the employees and businesses by focusing on removing obstructions for frontier workers.

A special effort has been made to disseminate information concerning each countries’ regulations on social security and to establish closer contacts with the respective authorities, both in order to enable employees and employers to quickly and efficiently access information on their rights and duties in relation to their respective labour market.

The primary goal of the cooperation is enhance worked mobility by providing information and guidance to jobseekers, commuters and employers. Traditionally, there has also been focus on addressing educational barriers, i.e. the recognition and transferability of qualifications across the border, an issue which has come under increasing focus for matching services.

In the Øresund region, for instance, “ØresundDirekt” provides on both side relevant information (social security, taxation, etc.) for jobseekers and commuters, and (on the Swedish side) helps with paperwork. There are other similar research or knowledge oriented institutions like the Øresund Institute.

Border areas (states involved) Denmark, Sweden and Finland
Institution Ministry of the Interior and Health
Contact details Jesper Lorenz Gradert, Head of Section,

Ministry of the Interior and Health,

phone: +45 7228 2524,

e-mail: jlg@im.dk

year of record 2012