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Working migration from the countries of Eastern and Central Europe : present state and perspectives

Recommendation 1748 (2006)

Parliamentary Assembly
Text adopted by the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Assembly, on 29 May 2006 (see Doc. 10842, report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population, rapporteur: Mrs Jelena Hoffmann).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1501 (2006) on working migration from the countries of eastern and central Europe: present state and perspectives, and recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
1.1 ask the relevant intergovernmental committees to:
1.1.1 in co-operation with other European and international organisations, develop common criteria for the harmonisation of data (volume and dynamic nature of migration);
1.1.2 facilitate the exchange of information on labour migration policies and good practice;
1.1.3 assist the member states, particularly in central and eastern Europe, to develop proactive migration policies, including labour migration policies;
1.1.4 assist the member states to improve the legal basis for bilateral agreements with regard to labour migration;
1.1.5 assist the member states to develop European traineeship exchange programmes for young people to enhance their skills and possibilities for employment;
1.2 give its full support to establishing the theme of labour migration and co-development for the 8th Ministerial Conference for European Ministers responsible for migration and integration affairs, as discussed in the European Committee on Migration (CDMG).