The importance of open borders

Year: 2021

Editor: Ted Urho

ISBN: 978-2-39067-018-6

When Covid-19 hit in March of 2020, we abruptly learned what a closed-off world feels like. In Europe, the free movement of goods and people came to a complete standstill, as nation-states closed their borders in an attempt to control the spread of the virus. For the labour market, it was a disaster.

Ten authors from five countries have contributed to this book. Five experts tell the story of how the labour markets of Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Poland and Austria were affected. Five European policymakers make the case for why society needs open borders to thrive.

The importance of open borders