European Job Mobility Laboratory

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion


The objective of the laboratory was to help the Commission in promoting mobility as an overarching instrument in support of the ‘flexicurity’ model. This was achieved in two ways: On the one hand, the laboratory added to the analytical capacity of the Commission and provide a means trough which policy ideas can be challenged by a combination of academics and practitioners in order to find out what will work and what will not. On the other hand, the laboratory raised awareness of mobility issues and promoted debate through a series of seminars, workshops and high profile reports. Ultimately, the outputs of the projects contributed towards the development of new policy guidelines by providing feedback (on existing policy) resulting both from analytical work and directly from policy implementers. wiiw was subcontractor in the project, which was led by Applica.


January 2010 - January 2014


wiiw team Leader

Hermine Vidovic

wiiw Staff

Isilda Mara, Hermine Vidovic

Project Partners

Applica, ISMERI

Keywords: labour market, labour mobility, public employment services

Countries covered: Austria, EU27

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution