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Sectors: Employment, Information, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Civil Society Organisations, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Research centres, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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EU Member States
Iceland and Norway in accordance with the EEA Agreement
Albania
North Macedonia
Montenegro
Serbia
Turkey

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Responsible: European Commission

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Amorce:

EASI – Posting of workers: enhancing administrative cooperation and access to information – 2020
Funds for: contributing to the implementation of the key principles of the pillar in the area of posting of workers

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To promote transnational cooperation among competent public authorities and stakeholders, including the promotion of the use Internal Market Information (IMI) and sharing of information and best practices in this respect;
* To increase the accessibility, transparency and quality of the information concerning the terms and conditions of employment and/or of the administrative requirements to be respected, and/or of the existing practices in the Member States to monitor and enforce the provisions of the Posting of Workers directives;
* To promote the evidence basis through the collection and evaluation of original data, analysis and information specific to the posting process and posted workers’ working conditions, including through the collaboration between universities across various disciplines, research centres and institutes, and stakeholders, in particular social partners

Priorities
* To fund transnational cooperation initiatives aiming at developing autonomous and concrete initiatives by the relevant stakeholders involved in the context of posting with a significant and lasting impact on workers, companies and administrations

Among financed actions
* Cooperation: developing new or improving existing exchanges, peer reviews and/or training programmes (for example joint visits, joint inspections, short training actions) between officials of competent public authorities and/or between relevant social partners and stakeholders in the contexts of monitoring the compliance with and enforcement of the applicable rules in relation to posted workers, and/or of administrative cooperation and mutual assistance, including the use of the Internal Market Information System (IMI);
* Information: developing and improving online platforms for the collection and dissemination of quality, user-friendly, and specific information targeted at workers and/or undertakings with respect to the working conditions applicable to posted workers, the procedures and conditions to be respected by undertakings in different Member States, and other relevant information for the posting of workers in the context of the provision of cross-border services;
* Evidence: development of joint research projects on different dimensions of the posting of workers in the context of the transnational provision of services and dissemination of results through targeted publication strategies, both in the scientific domain as well as in the specialised and general press

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals 

* Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 18 months 

* The action shall start at the latest from 1 January 2021

* Eligibility:
– Be established in:
> EU Member States or,
> Iceland and Norway in accordance with the EEA Agreement or,
> Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey
– Be one of the following entities:
> Public authorities;
> International organisations;
> Non-profit organisations (private or public);
> Research centres/institutes;
> Higher education establishments;
> Civil society organisations ;
> Social partner organisation at European , national or regional level (in application of Article 197 of the Financial Regulation, social partner organisations without legal personality are also eligible provided that the conditions of the Financial Regulation related thereto are met)
– Consortium eligibility: have the involvement of the lead applicant and co-applicants established in at least three different EU Member States, or other eligible EaSI-Progress participating countries, i.e. lead applicant and at least 3 co-applicants

– The activities must be carried out in minimum three EaSI-participating countries, which may also be different from those where the applicant organisations are established