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EURES in cross-border regions

Scheldemond (BE-NL)

Crossborder partnership name
Scheldemond (BE-NL)
Web Site
http://www.euresscheldemond.info
Regions Covered

The cross-border region covers the south west of the Netherlands and the north west of Belgium. It comprises the Dutch provinces of Zeeland & West Brabant and the Belgian provinces of Antwerpen and Oost- & West-Vlaanderen.

Short Description
The cross-border partnership was established in 2003. The partners are involved in a wide range of activities for jobseekers, employers & employees and for the general public. The principal activities are:
  • The provision of Eures information and advice for job-seekers, employers and employees, on a day-to-day basis and during organised meetings, workshops and training sessions.
  • Integrated promotional activities focusing on the benefits of labour market mobility.
  • The organisation of symposiums surrounding actual cross-border labour market mobility themes.
  • The mapping out of the shortages and bottlenecks on the Eures Scheldemond cross border labour market.
  • The correlation of cross-border mobility issues and research into possible solutions;
  • The organisation of symposiums which target actual cross-border themes.
  • Organisation of training meetings for EURES advisors of the public employment service services and partners. Also the promotion of the exchange of vacancies, CV’s and best working practices;
  • Participation in job fairs and the organisation of the Eures Scheldemond job fair.
Partners
  • UWV Werkbedrijf West-Brabant & Zeeland (Dutch Public Employment Service)
  • Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding (VDAB) (Flemish Public Employment Service)
  • De Interregionale Vakbondsraad Schelde-Kempen (IVR) (Schelde-Kempen Interregional Trades Union Council)
  • Kamer van Koophandel Zuidwest-Nederland (Chamber of Commerce)
  • Voka Kamer van Koophandel Oost- & West-Vlaanderen (Association of the Flemish Employers’ Association (VEV) and the eight Flemish Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
  • UNIZO Oost- & West-Vlaanderen, Antwerpen-Mechelen and regio Kempen (Organisation for the Self-Employed and SMEs)
  • MKB Zeeland and West-Brabant (Organisation for SMEs)
  • De Brabants-Zeeuwse Werkgeversvereniging (BZW) (Employers’ organisation)
  • Provincies Oost- & West-Vlaanderen, Antwerpen, Noord-Brabant and Zeeland (provincial authorities)
Coordinator
Sarah O'Brien
Address: Postbus 28, NL - 4461 GL Goes
Telephone: 
E-mail address: Sarah.OBrien@uwv.nl