Main objective in Arbeta tillsammans – Working Together was to increase knowledge of opportunities for cross-border mobility between Finland and Sweden and to reduce barriers for this mobility through cooperation between various actors. Vision of the project was to establish a common, prosperous and competitive employment area within the Bothnian Arc and Torne River Valley region.
The project aimed to promote mobility in cooperation with the municipalities, employment authorities and employers in the region. It also enhanced positive attitudes towards labour mobility among employees and jobseekers and increase awareness of mobility and enhance attitudes towards it among the teaching staff and students in the educational organisations.
To achieve these goals, Arbeta tillsammans – Working Together organised events and information meetings to raise awareness. It also mapped the regional networks and characteristics as well as potential mental border obstacles. Project’s language and culture courses focused on improving oral communication skills, and the target group participation in activities enhancing mobility was promoted. Project also promoted lifelong learning at all educational levels.