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The future role of labour inspectorates in Europe

The changing nature of undeclared work and labour markets in general requires the rethinking of the role of labour inspectorates (and other enforcement authorities), and the updating of inspectors’ skills and competences across Europe.

To this end, the European Platform to tackle undeclared work organised a workshop on the ‘Future role and competence profile of labour inspectorates’, held in Vilnius on 26-27 June 2019.

The workshop brought together participants from 13 countries, including representatives of labour inspectorates, national ministries, as well as representatives of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

The thematic review workshop was the first stage in a larger mutual learning process among Platform members and observers and will lead to further opportunities for exchange and collaboration.

The learning resource paper written by Ágota Scharle (senior researcher at BI), Philippe Vanden Broeck and Prof Colin C. Williams provides an overview of the key questions and issues related to the workshop. The practitioner’s toolkit  provides advice to HR managers of labour inspectorates in meeting these new challanges.

Project details

The Budapest Institute was commissioned to provide professional support to the European Platform by the EU Commission, via ICF. 

ClientICF S.A.
Project leader Ágota Scharle
Duration08/02/2019 - 30/06/2019