19.12.2017

Public Consultation on a European Labour Authority

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather views of
the broader public on setting up a European Labour Authority.

The European Labour Authority should ensure that EU rules on labour mobility
are enforced in a fair, simple and effective way. The Authority would support
national administrations, businesses, and mobile workers by strengthening
cooperation at EU level on matters such as cross-border mobility and social
security coordination. It would also improve access to information for public
authorities and mobile workers and enhance transparency regarding their rights
and obligations.

WHY DO WE NEED THE EUROPEAN LABOUR AUTHORITY?
- 16 million Europeans now live and work in a Member State other than that of
their nationality. That is twice as many as 10 years ago.
- Every day, 1.7 million Europeans commute to another Member State and millions
travel across Europe for business or family reasons.
- Citizens and business need to access information easily and be sure about
opportunities and rights at home and abroad. National authorities need to
cooperate seamlessly.

WHAT WILL THE AUTHORITY DO?
- Strengthen administrative cooperation and mutual trust between national
authorities, including by solving possible disputes
- Provide one-stop shops for citizens, business and public authorities by
pooling existing tools for cross-border mobility (EURES - the European job
mobility portal, EU social security coordination, European Health Insurance
Card, EU blue card, etc.)
- Fight abuse and organise joint control by national inspectorates
- Build on existing agencies and structures to manage better joint activities,
for instance in terms of skills forecasting, health and safety at work, and the
management of restructuring and tackling undeclared work

The aim of this public consultation is to collect the views and opinions of
interested parties on these issues in order to inform the impact assessment
process.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work