Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, Eastern Partnership, Europe, Labor market, social policy and social services, labour market policy, migration, Research

ENPI - Costs and Benefits of Labour Mobility between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Partner Countries


The aim of this study is to analyse the current and potential costs and benefits of the labour migration from the Eastern Partnership Partner countries (EaP) to the EU for the labour markets of the EU and the Partner countries. This in-depth structural analysis will:

  • provide forecasts of the future impact of labour migration on the labour markets of the EU and the Partner countries, and
  • propose possible policy/legislative/operational interventions to facilitate labour-matching  between the EU and the Partner countries,
  • examine the likely impact of increased labour migration from Partners countries to the EU on labour migration from other parts of the world to the EU with particular reference to the Mediterranean countries.

CASE experts will be responsible for preparing an in-depth structural analysis of the labour markets in the EaP countries, including recommendations for the improvement of the functioning of labour markets, an analysis of the inter-linkages between local labour markets and migration flows in the Partner countries and an analysis of the current and potential costs and benefits of labour migration from the EaP to the EU for the Partner countries. Moreover, CASE will be responsible for coordinating the work of the consortium and submitting quality study to the donor.

Countries studied:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Spain


European Commission DG EuropeAid


IZA - Institute for the Study of Labour http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/index_html
CEU - Central European University www.ceu.hu
LSE Enterprise http://www2.lse.ac.uk/businessAndConsultancy/LSEEnterprise/Home.aspx


Final Seminar:
The Final Seminar took place on 25th of June 2013 in Brussels.
The event gathered representatives from the EU as well as the EaP countries.