European-wide network for furthering labour market monitoring at regional and local level

The European Network on Regional Labour Market Monitoring (EN RLMM) was founded in March 2006 at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. It seeks to develop further and diffuse the concepts and instruments used in regional labour market monitoring and to diffuse common methods for the study, research and analysis of this issue. In doing so, it brings together scientific expertise as well as experiences of practitioners at regional level. It also provides the framework to support networking between regional and local labour market observatories across Europe.

The EN RLMM unites international experts with sound backgrounds in theories, methods and application of regional and local labour market monitoring. Among the Network Members are labour market researchers as well as representatives of regional and local labour market observatories, labour market politics/administration, public employment services, statistical offices and consultancies from 32 European countries.
The more than 400 Members of our Network are strongly committed to cooperation and mutual learning. Different channels are available to their exchange:

  • Annual Meeting and European Day of the EN RLMM;
  • Annual Anthology of the EN RLMM;
  • Common projects involving several EN RLMM Members;
  • Regular newsletters.

The experts involved in the EN RLMM available for lectures, presentations, consulting or evaluation purposes. Everybody who is interested in exchange in the field of labour market monitoring is welcome to become a member of the EN RLMM. There is no membership fee. For registration, please contact the Network co-ordinator Dr. Christa Larsen (

Download the EN RLMM Flyer and the EN RLMM Membership Guide.


Topic for the network in 2021: Transformations of Local and Regional Labour Markets across Europe in Pandemic and Post-Pandemic times. Challenges for Regional and Local Labour Marekt Observatories

The COVID-19 health crisis has turned into a global economic crisis, putting at risk the health, jobs, and incomes of millions of people around the world. The real economic impact dimension of the pandemic is unknown yet, but what we already know is that the impact is already different at the  regional, and even local levels. Implicitly the consequences for the labour market will follow the same pattern, having heterogeneous effects according to the different industrial branches and  the level of jobs affected by restrictive measures. The different level and speed of labour market disruption at the regional and local level requires different measures and adaptative policies based on real-time evidence. For that purpose, regional and local labour market observatories are most appropriate instruments to further provide broad, reliable, and targeted information on the current and future developments of the labour markets in their region or locality for policy decision makers.

Please find here our call for papers for the annual anthology, the invitation, the program and the presentations from our conference in Timisoara.

The next network Annual Meeting will find place in Sardinien, Italy at 15. and 16. of September 2022. Topic and titel will be announced soon.

Please contact us for further information.