Working in the Eurometropolis
Every day we find lots of people crossing the frontier to go to work or to look for a job. Nevertheless, certain problems persist - the recognition of academic qualifications, wage harmonisation, etc.
The Eurometropolis is working on various ways of improving this situation, with measures based on the analysis and recommendations found in the report of the Franco-Belgian parliamentary working group.
Various organisations are now available to help job-seekers find work on either side of the French-Belgian border.
Here are just a few of them:
- Local job dating events: The public employment services of the three subregions and their partners will be organising targeted job dating events in the cross-border region. These events will be organised within the context of a European project (Emploi sans frontières, developed with the financial support of the Interreg V programme) aimed at increased mobility of workers. More information can be found on their websites (Pôle emploi, Forem, VDAB). The employment forum of the Eurometropolis, which offered job-seekers and recruiters the possibility (between 2006 and 2014) to meet and discover job opportunities in the region of Lille – Kortrijk – Tournai, no longer exists as such.
- Kess: The Kess project matches companies and students offering / looking for a work placement. The website gives students the opportunity of enhancing their CVs, helping them to find a work placement in another country.
- EuresChannel: EuresChannel has been developed to make transnational career mobility easier in the French-Belgian-English border region. It provides information for both companies and workers faced with taking a decision in this area.