EU Labor Migration
“Testing EU Citizenship as Labour Citizenship: From Cases of Labour Rights Violations to a Strengthened Labour-Rights Regime”
THEME: Campaign for treeworkersMigration and the EULabour Migration
The project is aimed at labour law in the EU and praxis of its violations.
All workers from the EU are supposed to have same rights across across the whole EU, but in praxis this often does not materialize. Equal terms and conditions with regards to labour law are especially not fulfilled in low-qualified and low-paid jobs, often in form of seasonal work, internships, domestic work or facilitated by private work agencies. Employee status often lacks standards of fully-fledged employment contracts (it is referred as precarious work).
The project brings together 12 partner organizations who collect migrant workers' testimonies of serious labour rights violations in the EU. The testimonies become basis for discussions on role of EU and national labour related institutions (labour inspection, labour offices, etc.) and laws (ex. public procurement directives, seasonal workers directive). The project is based on normative position that decent wage and working conditions are necessary in order to promote democratic participation of EU citizens.
The objective of the project is to grasp EU citizens' mobility both from perspective of economically weak regions as a source of work migration and places of destination where migration influences labour and broader social milieu. We emphasize concrete experience of migrant workers and seek to translate it to broader discussion on labour related future of Europe.
Duration of the project: January 2015 – June 2016
Leading partner of the project: Multicultural Centre Prague
For more details, please visit http://www.migrationonline.cz/en/about-us/current-projects/testing-eu-citizenship-as-labour-citizenship-from-cases-of-labour-rights-violations-to-a-strengthened-labour-rights-regime
Relevant studies on labour and migration:
The new EU Public Procurement Directive – a step towards better working conditions?
Labour citizenship and enforcement gaps in a Pan-European labour market
Universita Padova (Italy)
Ado Sah Rom (Romania)
Diversity Development Group (Lithuania)
Veřejný ochránce práv (Ombudsman) (Czechia)
Jyväskylän Yliopisto (Finland)
Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (Austria)
Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen (Netherlands)
Polnischer Sozialrat (Germany)
Galician Foundation for Regional Development (Poland)
Project coordinator: Adriana Qubaiová, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordination of experts: Marek Čaněk, email@example.com
Project editor: Sara Drahokoupil Vidímová firstname.lastname@example.org
The project is financed by the European Commission grant in the Europe for Citizens programme.
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Situation of Romanian workers in the EU
Summary of Hearing 1
Labcit project activities