More than one third of the EU population lives in cross-border areas. But cross-border labour movements are still exceptions and not dominant pattern.

The level of cross-border labour mobility depends on different factors, for example wage differences, better job opportunities, transport connections, language, cultural differences, social security and taxation systems. Those differences in systems are still serious obstacles limiting mobility.

The uncertainties about the consequences of cross-border commuting are an important obstacle to cross-border labour mobility. Accordingly, the number of cross-border workers could most probably be higher, if potential cross–border workers and companies receive good information about possible risk and particularities of working in another country.


The existing counselling networks as EURES and Grenzinfopunkt (GIP) provide reliable single-source information for cross–border employees and companies. They offer information via internet portals and standard sources of information, like manuals and brochures, but also individual counselling.


EURES - EURES Services - European Commission
EURES is a cooperation network designed to facilitate the free movement of workers within the EU 28 countries plus Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The network is composed of: the European Coordination Office (ECO), the National Coordination Offices (NCOs), EURES Partners and the Associated EURES Partners. Partners in the network may include Public Employment Services (PES), Private employment services (PRES), trade unions, employers' organisations and other relevant actors in the labour market. The partners provide information, placement and recruitment services to employers and jobseekers whereas the European and National Coordination Offices oversee the organisation of the activities at European and national level respectively. Moreover, EURES has an important role to play in providing specific information and facilitate placements for the benefit of employers and frontier workers in European cross-border regions. In practice EURES provides its services through the portal and through a human network of around 1000 EURES advisers that are in daily contact with jobseekers and employers across Europe.

There you will find a lot of information concerning cross-border labour as well as the contact persons.


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The Euregional labour market has many interesting vacant jobs. Her you will find addresses and links, which will help you to make it easier to find the job for you.

Service Grenzüberschreitende Arbeitsvermittlung
Bundesagentur für Arbeit 
Euregio Maas-Rhein
Arbeitsamt der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft
Das Karriereportal der Stadt Aachen 
Banen rijk Limburg
Europäische Kommission


Guide for European mobile workers

The European Trade Union Confederation has published an updated version of their Guide for European mobile workers in English, French and German.