The CARICOM Secretariat is hosting a two-day sensitization workshop on Free Movement within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) starting Wednesday, January 13, 2016, in Guyana. The aim is to share information and increase awareness of the free movement regimes. The target groups for this activity are the private sector, employers’ organizations and trade unions in CARICOM Member States where free movement processes are operational.
Approximately thirty stakeholders are participating in the Guyana workshop that will be held at the Grand Coastal Hotel. The activity is funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).
The sensitization workshop will highlight the provisions of the following CSME regimes: free movement of skills/labour and the facilitation of travel generally; the right of establishment; and the free movement of services. Participants will be apprised of the operations and benefits of these processes and how they can make full use of the cross-border economic opportunities.
This awareness drive across the 12 Member States will run from January to May 2016. Resource persons from the CARICOM Secretariat will conduct the sessions.
This series of workshops is the first time that the Secretariat is bringing together members of the private sector, employers’ bodies and trade unions for such an activity.