EURADRIA is a project co-funded by the EaSI (EaSI – EURES – Cross-border partnership and support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility for social partners and EEA countries) programme of the European Union.

EURADRIA’s objective is to keep supporting mobility in the cross-border area, by ensuring qualified assistance to workers and companies.

The geographical scope is the cross-border region between Italy and Slovenia, comprising the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy (NUTS 2 ITD4) and the statistical regions of Goriška (NUTS 3 SI023), Obalno-kraška (NUTS 3 SI024) and Notranjsko-kraška (NUTS 3 SI018) in Slovenia.

If you work in one EU country and live in another country and return there every day, or at least once a week, you are considered a cross-border commuter under EU law (or cross-border worker or frontier worker).

EURARDIA consists of completely renewed virtual spaces and physical spaces dedicated to cross-border initiatives already in place in Italy and Slovenia, where the entire partnership is focused on the resolution of specific hindrances to mobility: safety at work, disability, taxation, family allowances and sickness among the key issues.

The establishment of a permanent cross-border observatory supervised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region helps to detect and monitor the trends and dynamics affecting the cross-border market according to specific indicators.

Moreover, Euradria networks the skills of labour public offices, public and private Eures Advisers (employers and trade unions) in the cross-border area in order to strengthen cooperation in the sector of labour mobility and promote joint actions to support employment.

Countries involved


Italy is bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia to the north: the watershed of the Alps marks the natural borders. To the south, it is made up of the peninsula and the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia, in addition to about 68 smaller islands. In Italy there are two small independent states: the Vatican City, in Rome, and the Republic of San Marino.

The most important sectors of the Italian economy in 2014 were wholesale and retail trade, transport and hotel and restaurant services (20.1%), industry (18.5%) and public administration, defense, education, health and social assistance (17.2%). The main partners for Italian exports are Germany, France and the United States, while those for imports are Germany, France and China.


Located in central-southern Europe, Slovenia borders Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Croatia to the south and south-east and Hungary to the north-east. The north of the country is dominated by the Alps. In the south-west is the Karst region, a plateau rich in gorges and limestone caves. Slovenia has 43 km of coastline stretching over the Adriatic Sea from Italy to Croatia. The most important sectors of the Slovenian economy in 2014 were industry (27.1%), wholesale and retail trade, transport and hotel and restaurant sector (20.4%) and public administration, defence, education, health and social assistance (17%). In terms of imports and exports, Slovenia’s main partners are Germany, Italy and Austria.