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“Unified Search System “Work Without Borders” project starts in EAEU

“Unified Search System “Work Without Borders” project starts in EAEU

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9/10/2019

A meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Council attended by Deputy Heads of Governments of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries and Chairman of the EEC Board Tigran Sargsyan took place in Moscow on September 9. The Members of the EEC Council considered issues in the spheres of digitization of the EAEU countries’ economies, functioning of internal markets, international cooperation, labor migration, customs regulation, financial and tax policy, sanitary-veterinary and phytosanitary measures, industry and agricultural sector, competition, and a number of others.

The Members of the EEC Council discussed a draft agenda for the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council (SEEC) to be held on October 1 in Yerevan.

The EEC Council considered a list of obstacles in the Union’s internal market. Exceptions and restrictions are being removed in the EAEU through the Road Map mechanism; it is planned to remove 17 obstacles as part of its implementation in 2018–2019. Currently, there are 40 obstacles eliminated since 2017, including 7 restrictions, 5 exceptions and 28 barriers.

The EEC Council approved the start of the project called “Unified Search System “Work Without Borders”, which the Commission, together with the EAEU Member States, is going to launch as part of implementation of the EAEU digital agenda. The project is based upon the initiative by the Federal Service for Labor and Employment (Rostrud), which was later supported by other relevant agencies of the participating countries.

The project’s main idea is to create a search system enabling every citizen or employer to search for vacancies or CVs across all the Union countries. The project shall be implemented by the end of 2020. The existing national platforms of five EAEU countries will be engaged for its implementation. The search system that is being created will enable access to the information on vacant jobs and respective candidates, which is contained in the Member States’ information systems on job placement and employment. As a result, the system’s users, i.e. candidates and employers, will be provided with an opportunity to choose one or several Union countries where they have to search for a job or to select personnel, to form a unique search request towards national information systems, to get access to the information on vacancies and CVs, as well as a possibility for real-time interaction.

Hence, the project will help forming a common labor market, accelerating the processes of free labor movement, and ensuring labor resource mobility. It is planned that by the end of one calendar year of the system’s work, the number of its uses will account for at least 1 mln, while the number of vacancy feedbacks and employers’ invitations - at least 100 ths and at least 10 ths, respectively.

“Unified Search System “Work Without Borders” project is integrated into a broader direction on forming a digital ecosystem in the sphere of job placement and employment as part of implementation of the EAEU digital agenda.

The Members of the EEC Council considered and approved the draft decision of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council “On main directions of the Eurasian Economic Union’s international activities for the year 2020” and the SEEC’s draft disposition “On harmonizing the EAEU Member States’ legislation on gas transportation and supply between the Member States”.

The main directions of the EAEU’s international activities for the year 2020 feature the already created mechanisms of cooperation with third countries, regional integration associations and international organizations; they also define potentially promising partners, which the Union strives to deepen ties with as a matter of priority.

A list of the Member States’ regulatory legal acts on gas transportation and supply between the Union countries subject to harmonization will be prepared on the basis of the Member States’ proposals, if necessary, as the acts relating to the formation of the Union’s common gas market are being developed. The document also defines the principles for harmonizing the Member States’ legislation on gas transportation and supply between the Union countries.

The EEC Council amended the Unified List of products (goods) subject to state sanitary and epidemiological supervision (control) at the customs border and on the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union. This decision will make it unnecessary for individuals to provide certificates of state registration of products when moving goods for personal use in (hand) luggage across the Union’s customs border.