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YEA annual trends

11 November 2022
Countries: EU wide

Target group: Policy-makers, Civil Society Professionals, Academics

Year: 2022, 2021,2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

Subject: Freedom of Movement and related rights

Type: Informational, Online

Your Europe Advice is an EU advice service on the personal EU rights of citizens and businesses that ECAS manages under contract with, and on behalf of, the European Commission.

Based on the 20,000 – 25,000 enquiries of citizens responded to in the previous year, ECAS develops a report that identifies key trends in obstacles to free movement. It is usually published within the first trimester of the year. These trends provide useful information about the problems experienced by citizens who seek to exercise their right to free movement as well as policy recommendations for addressing the challenges.

Below you may find some more details on the latest publication.

YEA annual trends 2021

Social Security, Residence and Entry rights remain key concerns in 2021. COVID-19 and Brexit exacerbated existing problems. The COVID-19 crisis has caused far-reaching changes over a very short period. Tele-working and digital work, although not new phenomena, grew exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions. The pandemic also impacted workers’ mobility. Read the full report here.