Do national activation measures stand the test of European law on the free movement of workers and jobseekersDo national activation measures stand the test of European law on the free movement of workers and jobseekers
Faculty of Law
Social Competition and Law
2010The Hague, 2010
European journal of migration and law. - The Hague, 1999, currens
12(2010):1, p. 81-103
University of Antwerp
This article examines the compatibility of national measures taken to stimulate non-active people to enter the labour market (the so-called activation measures) with European law on the free movement of workers and jobseekers. It will first give a short overview of the objectives of the European employment strategy, more specifically with regard to the activation of workers. Subsequently it will sketch the European legal context of the free movement of workers and jobseekers, with special attention for the measures taken at the European level to enable and stimulate labour migration within the EU and thus create a European labour market. In the third part, by way of example, we will have a closer look at a number of activation measures taken in Belgium and examine which problems could arise in cross-border applications from the point of view of European law.