Objectives and Expected Results

The COHAB project on integration of higher education and labour markets around the South Baltic Sea focuses on teaching and nursing. These two professions have been chosen because they are typically in the public sector and it is possible to influence the public sector. Also they are the two biggest educations in the public sector.  Each of these is founded in a higher education institution participating in the project and each is connected very directly to the labour market in its home country. Since accession in 2004 there has been a movement towards more integrated labour markets in the region. but the full potential has not been exploited, particularly when it comes to public service professionals.  The development objective of COHAB is to address this issue. 

The project objectives are

  1. Accumulating appropriate data collection about the labour market and the sector of education in the respective regions in order  to define barriers for mobility and identify common barriers, problems and challenges that require the South Baltic region to come up with common solutions and joint actions
  2.  Make the selected educations/professions well known and transparent to the partners of the project and share methods and ideas
  3. Have a close cooperation with employers and other stakeholders and make sure that the project and the regional decision makers are on the same route  
  4. Increase staff mobility in order to make them ambassadors for the region and its possibilities 
  5. Increase student mobility 6) increase staff and student competencies in order to equip them for interregional mobility. The result will be professionally and internationally strengthened educations, exchange of experience and - in the long term - increased student and labour market mobility

Part-financed by the European Union

(European Regional Development Fund)