Towards stronger transnational labour inspection cooperation (STRONGLAB)
About the project:
In this context, the project “Towards stronger transnational labour enforcement cooperation on labour migration” aims to strengthen cooperation and experience sharing among labour inspections, NGOs and other actors providing assistance to migrant workers to strengthen protection of labour rights and enforcement of labour standards.
The project activities aim to analyse patterns of labour migration and rights violations of migrant workers in the V4 countries focusing on Ukraine as a sending country. Country-specific reports will fill gaps by providing up-to-date information on labour rights violations and possible remedies. They will also provide insight into the shady role of intermediary practices in recruiting which often lead to the exploitation of migrant workers. At the national level, the project aims to strengthen cooperation among labour inspections, NGOs and other actors providing assistance to migrant workers. In Ukraine, the involvement of new actors in support of migrant workers will be sought. At the international level, the project aims to create forum for experience sharing of good practices and joint action.
The project is funded by the International Visegrad Fund and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is carried out between February 2017 and July 2018. In addition to the Multicultural Centre Prague, the project consortium also includes Fundacja "Nasz Wybór" (Poland), Centrum pre výskum etnicity a kultúry (Slovakia), AnBlokk Kultúra- és Társadalomtudományi (Hungary) and Charitable Foundation "Zaporuka" (Ukraine).
Duration of the project: 01/02/2017—31/07/2018
Donor: International Visegrad Fund and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Leading partner of the project: Multicultural Center Prague
Project coordinator: Hedvika Janečková, email@example.com
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