Csp initiatives - Bridging the gap between legislation and practice in the posting of workers (POW-Bridge)
About the project
The central goals of POW-Bridge are to study possible gaps between procedures (legal basis) and practices (experiences) in the rules governing the posting of workers, to identify challenges and to develop and share effective solutions for posting companies and agencies tasked with enforcing posting legislation. Thereby, a particular focus is on the possible challenges resulting from interactions between the revised posting Directive passed in 2018 and other EU and national legislation.
The core activities are
Transnational cooperation (improving cross-border collaboration between stakeholders and promoting employer involvement in evidence-based policy-making)
Comparative research (analysing and comparing the situation in different countries)
Information dissemination (providing policy makers, enforcement agencies, employers and other stakeholders with research results).
Thereby, POW-Bridge supports an inclusive, participatory and transparent implementation process of the 2018 Posting Directive.
POW-Bridge covers eight countries across Europe (Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and North Macedonia). The countries include sending and receiving countries as well as EU member states and candidate countries. The project is carried out by seven project partners and several associated organisations located in these countries.
The partners and invited representatives of public authorities and social partners will participate in Mutual Learning Labs to discuss challenges to enacting the posting legislation and to develop policy recommendations. A final conference in Venice in 2021 will bring together all participating partners and external policy experts to discuss and disseminate the project’s findings.
Two Mutual Learning Labs to support knowledge exchange between sending and receiving countries
Three e-newsletters with information on project activities
Eight country reports examining national legislation that regulate posting companies in the areas of social security, health insurance, temporary agency work, and company law
One comparative working paper
Eight policy briefs aiming to translate knowledge and findings to policy-makers, social partners and the general public
Eight video podcasts showing the steps that posting companies have to follow in the application of national and EU legislation