The Advisory Committee on Free Movement of Workers was set up by Regulation 1612/68 (now codified by Regulation 492/2011).
It is composed of six members for each Member State: two representing the government, two the trade unions and two the employers’ associations.
- assists the Commission in the examination of the application of EU law on free movement of workers;
- helps coordinate Member States' employment policies with the aim of contributing to the development of their economies and to a more balanced EU labour market.
Activities and meetings
- examines problems concerning freedom of movement and employment within national manpower policies;
- makes general studies on the effects of implementing Regulation 492/2011;
- submits proposals to the Commission for revising this Regulation;
- delivers opinions, in particular on:
- the exchange of information on developments in the labour market;
- the movement of workers between Member States;
- measures to develop vocational guidance and training which are likely to increase the possibilities of freedom of movement and employment;
- all forms of assistance to workers and their families, including social assistance and the housing of workers.
The Committee meets twice a year.