Protecting Mobility through Improving Labour Rights Enforcement in Europe (PROMO)There is widespread recognition among unions, researchers and several institutions that worker protection regulation for posted workers in the European Union is seriously inadequate. Problems include an epidemic of wage theft, the growth of a grey economy of labour intermediaries, violations of trade union rights, and social security fraud. Thus, while intra-EU labour mobility brings job opportunities to millions, taking advantage of the EU labour citizenship to its full extent, often puts workers in precarious conditions.
About the project:
In this context, the European Commission funded project ‘Protecting Mobility through Improving Labour Rights Enforcement in Europe’ aims to enhance administrative cooperation and information sharing between relevant stakeholders engaged with posting of workers to strengthen protection of labour rights and enforcement of labour standards.
The project activities 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.
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 Multicultural Centre Prague, the project consortium also includes University of Jyväskylä (Finland) – coordinator of the project, the University of Padova (Italy), Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Norway), SOLIDAR (Belgium) and FORBA -Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (Austria).
Duration: 1/2017 – 12/2018
Donor: EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)
Partners: University of Jyväskylä, University of Padova, Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, SOLIDAR, FORBA - Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt
Project coordinator: Hedvika Janečková, firstname.lastname@example.org
PROMO is funded by the European Commission and organised by a consortium led by the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and including 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.