The INTERREG-V-A project youRegion will run from 2018-2022 and pursues two overarching objectives: to promote the cross-border labour market in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR) by centrally coordinating and linking the advisory and placement services and to establish a euregional “welcome culture” for newcomers, employees and companies in the region.
The project aims at placing the Euregio Meuse-Rhine both as a top technological region with excellent career opportunities as well as a welcoming region for the newly arrived. Employment is a key factor for the integration of the newly arrived in the region.
The active population gets older and older, many do not have children and they tend, according to statistics, to emigrate rather than immigrate. Professional experts can choose between a large number of jobs offered in various sectors. The intention is to develop and harmonise services to produce a real Euregional market in the field of employment and placement in the EMR.
This project aims to assess what is available in the region in the field of advice and services, and to establish a common base to be observed by all. When carried out together as a joint effort, with a common Euregional marketing strategy, this should reflect the objectives of the overall labour market as well as provide a Euregional welcoming culture to those newly arrived in the region.
The Expat Centre Maastricht Region team contributes to the youRegion project. We help in promotion of the euregional welcome culture and in the organisation of social events and information sessions for highly-skilled newcomers in the region.