12 November 2018
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Update Dutch child care workers in North Rhine-Westphalia


In order to cope with labour market shortages and abundances in the area of child care work it has been proposed that Dutch child care workers be employed across the border in Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia). However, recognition procedures have proven to stand in the way of the swift labour market access of Dutch child care workers. A current complaint procedure led by several parties in the region of The Netherlands / North Rhine Westphalia (Expertise Centre ITEM and the Service Grensoverschrijdende Arbeidsbemiddeling in particular) is aimed at finding out whether the cross-border mobility of child care workers may be facilitated. This has to cooperate on a pilot procedure, in order to examine whether partial recognition as Erzieher could be enabled for Dutch child care workers