Seminar - Joint European effort for a fair labour mobility

Seminar on 'Joint European effort for a fair labour mobility'

A more fair labour mobility is one of the most important issues on the agenda both in the EU and in Norway. The Commission proposal for a European Labour Authority is currently negotiated within the Council and the European Parliament. In turn, Norway has proposed a stronger cooperation at the European level to combat cross-border work-related crime activities, which are breaches on laws relating to pay and working conditions, social security or taxation.In this context, politicians, academia and practitioners will gather at the Norway House in Brussels on 8th November to discuss how to achieve a more fair labour mobility. Speakers and commentators from Norway, Austria, Belgium, Romania, Sweden, Lithuania and the Netherlands will be present in the event.Among other questions to be discussed at the seminar:

  • Will a European Labour authority, if established, be a more powerful tool to create fair labour mobility?
  • What are the lessons learned from cooperation projects between inspection authorities and social partners in countries sending and receiving mobile workers?
  • How can coordination of efforts between the various public authorities at national and European level be improved?

Through the Decent Work Programme, Norway contributes to strengthened social dialogue in 13 European countries, as it believes that cooperation between employer organizations, trade unions and public authorities facilitates fair working conditions.See the full agenda of the seminarThe Social Dialogue - Decent Work programme (factsheet)