The project AMICO (a new Alliance for Mobility INcoming and Outgoing), approved in 2015 among strategic partnerships “Higher Education” aims to facilitate the mobility in the European labour market, which is currently affected by several unbalances.
In fact, there are countries where the unemployment rate is high, while in other countries there is a great number of available job places but there is not enough offer for them. The existing reason of this project lays in the awareness that the geographical mobility of the workers is a powerful instrument to tackle these unbalances; unfortunately this potentiality is not completely capitalized.
Figures show that people in Europe have a great inclination toward transnational mobility, but the real mobility rates are extremely low.
The project AMICO aims to contribute in overcoming this gap, by developing practical tools and providing the opportunity which is also easy to reply in each member State and all activity sectors.
In this framework, the activities of AMICO will lead to:
1. Design a specific curriculum in “Mobility Job Counsellor”, a course which will provide knowledge and expertise about the international job counselling;
2. Develop a toolkit aimed to analyse competences and needs of mobility expressed by companies and job seekers. These toolkit will be used by the Mobility Job Counsellor in order to foster its ability to provide transnational placement.
3. Establishment of a Mobility Welcome Service(MWS), which represent both a service of orientation and a place of contact between the mobility job counsellor, the job seekers and the companies interested in the geographical mobility of workers.
The goal is dual, it aims to foster the mobility of the workers in Europe and, at the same time, it is intended to overcome the mismatch between the demand and the supply in the European labour market.
In order to define the goal of the project, AMICO will focus on the geographical mobility in the ICT field. Here there is an ever- growing mismatch, as the figures clearly show. For instance, in the EURES labour market, on October the 1st 2013, more than 40% of the 85.600 advertisement about the ICT vacancies were for professional of the sector.
The curriculum and all the tools used in the project, however, will be easy to adapt to whatever field of the labour market.