Supporting ASEAN in Moving Towards Increased Mobility of Skilled Labour

Duration: 18 months (2013 - 2015)

ASEAN Member States (AMS) are committed to transform ASEAN into a region with the free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour, and capital. Complementing past and existing ASEAN projects and strategies related to increased labour mobility, this project will strengthen AMS governments’ efforts to move towards the objective of a freer flow of skilled labour within the ASEAN Community by 2015.

The activities include: a Forum on increased mobility of skilled labour which will bring together senior labour, education and economic officials from ASEAN Member States to discuss priority actions required in facilitating the freer flow of skilled labour; two capacity building sessions to strengthen efforts to manage highly skilled labour migration flows and collect and share labour market information in ASEAN; one technical consultation on skills standards and certification at the regional level; and supporting ASEAN in the development of a labour market information sharing network through conducting research on labour market situations in ASEAN Member States and an assessment of other regional information-sharing mechanisms and their applicability to the ASEAN context.