Baltic Sea Labour Network project

The “Baltic Sea Labour Network” (BSLN) is a new 2.7 million Euro, 3 year project involving 27 partners from 10 different states. It is financed by the INTERREG IVB Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 which strives to make the region an attractive place in which to invest, work and live.

According to the project manager Katariina Röbbelen-Voigt, the BSLN is something extraordinary. ´Never before workers, employers, politicians and governments joined their forces in such a transnational initiative in the Baltic Sea region. We have come to a conclusion that despite many actors there is not an overall understanding on labour markets in the region. Therefore, an initiative of transnational coordination between trade union bodies, business organizations, politicians and governments is crucial’.
To achieve these goals the BSLN is creating a network to identify improvements of or viable alternatives to existing policies, promote research on challenges in the region´s labour market, and facilitate interaction among non-governmental organisations, politicians, public officials and experts.
The transnational project work started on 25 November 2008 with a tripartite Forum on Mobility of Labour in Copenhagen which examined the issue of the movement of workers between states in the region.

For further information please contact Sergeus Glovackas iituc.vilnius at or visit BASTUN web-site