Workshop | Protecting Mobility through Improving Labour Rights Enforcement in Europe

House of Science and Letters (Tieteiden talo)
Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki, Finland

23 May 2017 - 24 May 2017

The workshop aims to develop practices, and make policy recommendations for the protection of posted workers by bringing together academics and practitioners engaged with the field. Thematic discussion sessions on topics related to the posting of workers will enable researchers and practitioners to share experiences and propose policy solutions and engage with other participants to discuss policy solutions’ applicability in different regions and institutional contexts.


  • An overview of projects in the field of protecting the rights of posted  workers
  • European Union law and enforcement of national labour standards
  • Posted work and subcontracting liability
  • Different perspectives of revising the Posted Workers Directive
  • Different regulations, different working arrangements (posting and its alternatives)
  • Establishing trust with posted workers

Invited discussants
The representatives of Nordic social partners and labour inspectorates, Chiara Lorenzini (European Federation of Building and Woodworkers), Niklas Bruun (Hanken School of Economics), Jan Cremers, Mijke Houwerzijl, Lisa Berntsen (Tilburg University, Netherlands), Marco Rocca (University of Verona), Bettina Haidinger (Forba, Viin), Vladimir Bogoeski (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin), Ian Fitzgerald (Newcastle Business School), Kristin Alsos (Fafo, Oslo), Magdalena Bernaciak, Zane Rasnača (ETUI, Brussels), Ines Wagner (Institute for Social Research, Oslo), Markku Sippola, Anna Matyska (University of Tampere), Nathan Lillie, Kairit Kall, Laura Mankki, Rolle Alho (University of Jyväskylä), Sonila Danaj (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna), Jens Arnholtz (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Sandra Stern (UNDOK, Vienna).

English and Finnish (simultaneous translation)

Workshop programme

Registration (until April 30 2017):

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