Competence evaluation and training
research results point towards the following trends in labour mobility:
of labour mobility within the EU have historically been consistently
low in general;
to the EU from ‘external’ countries has consistently run at a far higher
level than inter-EU migration;
and labour mobility is inherently ‘localised’ in nature;
is no evidence that these patterns will change dramatically over the foreseeable
future (and that the mass diffusion of smartcard technologies will precipitate
dramatic changes to these patterns);
in Internet-based technologies and interactive knowledge bases have significantly
outstripped those in smartcard technologies, leaving the latter as a narrow,
specialised technological metaphor (Cullen
2001, pp. 5f.).
above developments are discussed in the context of project objectives and
research results in the final report (Cullen
2001, pp. 12f., 23f.).
also project info on COMPETE.