10/12/20: The Final Con3Post Conference

The final conference of the Con3Post project takes place via Zoom on 10 December 2020. The Con3Post Conference brings together researchers from five European countries.

10/12/20: The Final Con3Post Conference

The final conference of the Con3Post project took place via Zoom on 10 December 2020. The Con3Post Conference brings together researchers from five European countries (Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Finland and Poland) to present and discuss the findings of the empirical research on posting of third country nationals in the EU construction sector. Read more

InCARE project launched

InCARE aims to develop a coherent and coordinated approach to the development of LTC policy and care services at local and regional level.

InCARE project launched

InCARE aims to develop a coherent and coordinated approach to the development of LTC policy and care services at local and regional level. It will work towards establishing participatory decision-making processes that allow for iterative and adaptive learning and will bring together policy-makers, care service providers, researchers and care users from 6 European countries.

Over the next three years, socially innovative long-term care service pilots will be implemented in Spain, Austria and North Macedonia.

InCARE is supported by funding from the European Commission through the EaSI PROGRESS Axis. Read more

Book chapter: Labour Mobility & OSH Vulnerability of Posted Workers

Book chapter: Labour Mobility & OSH Vulnerability of Posted Workers by Danaj et al.

In this chapter, S. Danaj, K. Hollan, and A. Scoppetta focus on the occupational safety and health (OSH) of temporary cross-border labour migrants posted to Austria and the Slovak Republic. Based on empirical interview data with public authorities, social partners and workers in both countries, they explain how cross-border temporary labour mobility exposes posted workers to OSH-related vulnerabilities through an analytical framework. Read more

Policy Brief: Here, not to stay! The posting of third country nationals to Austria

Policy Brief: Here, not to stay! The posting of third country nationals to Austria by Danaj et al.

This Policy Brief describes the trend of the posting of third-country workers from Bosnia and Herzegovina via Slovenia to Austria and its drivers. It also discusses why workers from Bosnia and Herzegovina agree to be posted via Slovenia to work in Austria, the challenges they face and the impact posting has on the host country. The Brief concludes with recommendations on how the observed problems could be addressed. Read here

Book: Mitigating the COVID-19 effect Emergency economic policy-making in Central Europe

Book: Mitigating the COVID-19 effect Emergency economic policy-making in Central Europe by Podvršič et al.

This paper analyses the economic policy-making in the first phase of the epidemic in five Central Europe countries, Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia, whose economic structure is characterized by strong export orientation. The focus is on the participatory character of the governments’ COVID-19 packages, on their design, and targets. Read more

Report: From BiH to Austria via Slovenia: migration and posting of 3rd country nationals

The report focuses on the specific regional labour mobility patterns between Bosnia and Her zegovina (BiH) as a third country, Slovenia as a sending country, and Austria as a receiving country.

Report: From Bosnia and Herzegovina to Austria via Slovenia: migration and posting of third country nationals in the EU by Danaj et al.

In this new study conducted in the frame of the project Con3Post– Posting of Third Country Nationals. Mapping the trend in the construction sector, our colleagues Sonila Danaj and Leonard Geyer in collaboration with the colleagues Sanja Cukut Krilić, Kristina Toplak & Mojca Vah Jevšnik of the ZRC SAZU – Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Slovenia investigate the main characteristics of the trend of posting third country nationals to work in the EU construction sector. The report focuses on the specific regional labour mobility patterns between Bosnia and Her zegovina (BiH) as a third country, Slovenia as a sending country, and Austria as a receiving country. Read more

Kosovo: The European Centre signed the MoU with the Employment Agency of Kosovo (EARK)

K. Leichsenring from the European Centre sign the MoU with D. Haraqia from the Employment Agency of Kosovo.

Our Executive Director, Kai Leichsenring, was delighted to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with Drin Haraqia, Director General of the Employment Agency of Kosovo. Both parties ensure further cooperation in the region. Read more about the CFS of Kosovo.

New Project: Bridging the gap between legislation and practice in the posting of workers

The European Centre started the new POW-Bridge project on the gap between procedures and practices in posting of workers company regulation covering Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, and North Macedonia.

The new two-year project studies the gap between procedures (legal basis) and practices (experiences) in posting rule enactment, identifies challenges and develops and shares effective ways of addressing these challenges for posting companies and implementation agencies. The strategic objectives include: to promote and enhance effective and transparent application of EU rules on posting; to promote a more active participation of employers in the process of evidence-based policy-making; and to establish, consolidate and expand multi-stakeholder cross-border collaboration among EU Member States and candidate countries. The project funded by the EaSI Progress programme is going to develop research, cooperation and dissemination activities in eight countries: six EU Member States and two candidate countries.The European Centre iss Lead Partner and collaborating with six international partners for the implementation of this project. Read more here

14/11/19: The final EEPOW national event in Bitola, North Macedonia

The final EEPOW national event was held on 14 November 2019 in Bitola, North Macedonia. The event was organized as a panel discussion moderated by Aleksandra Iloska, PUBLIC, under the title Migration, Labour Mobility and Cross-Border Cooperation with inputs from our colleague Sonila Danaj,

The final EEPOW national event was held on 14 November 2019 in Bitola, North Macedonia. The event was organized as a panel discussion moderated by Aleksandra Iloska, PUBLIC, under the title Migration, Labour Mobility and Cross-Border Cooperation with inputs from our colleague Sonila Danaj, Sanja Cukut Krilić, ZRC SAZU, and Federica Misturelli, CIOFS FP Friuli Venezia Giulia. The panelists discussed the findings of the EEPOW project comparing the experiences of managing posting in EU Member States such as Austria, Slovenia and Italy with that of the candidate countries of the Western Balkans: Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. The North Macedonian case was highlighted through the discussions with the audience. Read more about the project.