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EURES in cross-border regions

Bayern - Tschechien (DE-CZ)

Crossborder partnership name
Bayern - Tschechien (DE-CZ)
Web Site
http://www.eures-by-cz.eu
Regions Covered
Federal Republic of Germany: Upper Franconia (Oberfranken), Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz), Lower Bavaria (Niederbayern)
Czech Republic: Western Bohemia – the Pilsen and Karlsbad Districts
Short Description

The Bavaria – Czech Republic EURES partnership, founded in October 2005, is the first partnership between a new and an old EU Member State. The EURES-T partnership between Bavaria and the Czech Republic comprises the German Employment Agency districts of Hof, Weiden, Schwandorf, Deggendorf and Passau and the Czech districts (kraje) of Plzen and Karlovy Vary. Approx. 2.4 million people live in this region, which covers 25 000 km2, with 1.2 million people in gainful employment. According to the figures in June 2006, 4 332 commuters crossed the border each day in order to work; 3 842 Czechs travelled to Germany, while 490 Germans crossed into the Czech Republic. The aim of the partnership is to increase mobility in the border region, to break down obstacles to mobility and to provide important information on living and working conditions. This should reduce the effect on the population and the economy of any disadvantages caused by the border. The activities of the partners extend to advising and supporting employers and employees in the region:

- Collecting comparable statistical data on the labour market and the labour force on both sides of the border
- Removing bottlenecks
- Conducting a dialogue with employers and potential entrepreneurs in various branches
- Widening access to the services EURES can provide
- Providing information on the labour market on both sides of the border to employers, jobseekers and students
- Exchanging vacancy notices and providing support to anyone seeking work on the other side of the border
- Supporting employers engaged in cross-border recruitment
- Providing information and support to potentially mobile employees about job vacancies and living and working conditions in the border region.
Partners
The German Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA)), Central Placement Office (Zentralstelle für Arbeitsvermittlung (ZAV))
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic
Employment Agencies in Hof, Weiden, Schwandorf, Deggendorf and Passau
The Bavaria Regional Directorate of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Regionaldirektion Bayern der Bundesagentur für Arbeit)

The Employment Office in Pilsen
The Employment Office in Karlsbad
The Bavaria Regional Area of the German Confederation of Trade Unions (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB) Bezirk Bayern)
The Bohemian-Moravian Confederation of the Trade Union Federations – The Regional Council of the Pilsen and Karlsbad Districts of the Trade Union Confederations
The Pilsen District Chamber of Commerce
The Bohemia – Bavaria Information Communication and Advice Office of the DGB e.V. (BoBaKom im DGB e.V. – Informations-, Kommunikations- und Beratungsstelle Böhmen-Bayern)
The Regensburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Industrie- und Handelskammer)
Coordinator
Petr Arnican
Address: BoBaKom im DGB e.V., Hochstraße 16, DE-92637 Weiden
Telephone: +49 961 416302-15
Fax: +49 961 416302-22
E-mail address: petrarnican@seznam.cz