University of Jyväskylä is coordinating a new European Commission funded project ‘Protecting Mobility through Improving Labour Rights Enforcement in Europe’ that aims to enhance administrative cooperation and information sharing between relevant stakeholders engaged with posting of workers.
The project is funded within the framework of European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation and is carried out between January 2017 and December 2018. In addition to the University of Jyväskylä, project consortium also includes University of Padova (Italy), Multicultural Center Prague (Czech Republic), Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Norway), SOLIDAR (Belgium) and Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (FORBA, Austria).
The planned actions aim to 1) bring together researchers and practitioners to make policy-relevant the academic research on worker posting; 2) improve cooperation between worker protection systems; 3) improve union rights and HRM systems for posted workers; and 4) improve quantitative information collection on posted work. Actions involve series of workshops and conferences that bring together researchers, representatives of labour inspectorates, social partners and other relevant actors, and writing a series of policy oriented publications.