INTERREG BOTNIA-ATLANTICA AND INTERREG NORD 2014-2020 14 Moving to another country to work can be quite a process. Interreg Nord cross-­ border project Arbeta Tillsammans (Working together) works to promote and enhance knowledge about the common labour market area in Finland and Sweden. The main goal is to increase awareness of the opportunities for cross-border mobility in the labour market, and to reduce the factors that hinder labour mobility. Leena Törmälehto, project manager at the Educational Consortium OSAO in Oulu, Finland, says that the project has been successful. – The project has arranged many successful information sessions, language cafes and virtual network visits online. We have also shared information on the specificities of the border area labour market, she says. Jarno Nahkala has participated in the virtual language cafés: Raising awareness about the possibilities of labor mobility ARBETA TILLSAMMANS Lead Partner: Educational Consortium OSAO, Oulu, Finland. Project partners: Vocational College Lappia, Finland, North Calotte Council, Rovaniemi, Finland, Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk), Finland, and Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. Priority area: Common labour market. Leena Törmälehto is project manager at the Educational Consortium OSAO in Oulu, Finland for the Interreg Nord project Arbeta Tillsammans. The goal of the project is to increase awareness of cross-border labor mobility. – The virtual cafés highlighted similarities and differences between Finnish and Swedish culture. They have helped lower the threshold for various forms of cross-border communication. The project has had many different target groups: Public sector employment actors, networks operating in northern Finland and Sweden, private sector employment services and employers, teaching staff and jobseekers, soon-to-be graduates and recently graduated persons. By bringing different stakeholders together, like municipalities, employment services, employers and business networks, the project aims to create common understanding about the benefits and possibilities of increasing labour mobility within the Bothnian Gulf and Torne River Valley regions. – We want to proceed from cooperation to co-innovation between organisations, says Leena Törmälehto.