Skip main navigation

Free movement of persons – a relevant topic

Watch Prof. Christa Tobler introduce the economic element of migration in the EU – a topic that has lead to important votes in Switzerland.

The legal concept of the ‘free movement of persons’ is at the heart of the European Union’s internal market law.

Within the European Union (EU), the rules on the free movement of persons make the movement of people with an EU nationality and of certain of their family members comparatively easy. These rules also apply in the European Economic Area. Further, to some extent they have been extended to Switzerland through the Swiss-EU Agreement on the free movement of persons.

This article is from the free online

Switzerland in Europe: Money, Migration and Other Difficult Matters

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now