Towards stronger transnational labour inspection cooperation (STRONGLAB)The labour markets in the V4 countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary) have experienced a significant increase in labour migration from Ukraine, as well as from other European states. While labour mobility reaches transnational aspects, relevant stakeholders (labour inspectorates, NGOs, trade unions usually) work mostly at the national levels. This has been especially concerning as research and experience of non-governmental organisations assisting migrant workers consistently point to frequent incidents of labour rights violations of transnational scope.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org