New edition, old problems?
The 6th edition of the European Labour Mobility Congress will be held on March 14-15, in the ICE Congress Centre in Kraków.
This year’s edition evolves around the new Posting of workers Directive, but also on the revision of the regulations on coordination of social security systems, the posting of third-country nationals (TCNs) and on establishment of the European Labour Authority (ELA) as a part of the agenda of the European Pillar of Social Rights. It will also be the occasion to discuss about the relations between social rights and the freedom to provide services, and to consider the impact of posted workers on the economy of both sending and receiving Member States and the question of competitiveness within the EU. The organizers of the Congress want to put the new posting rules under the test of ‘fairness’, hence the theme of the 6th edition of the European Labour Mobility Congress: New Posting Rules. Problems solved? Fairness guaranteed?
Partners and Guests
The Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Commission are the co-organizers of this year’s edition of the Congress. We have already confirmed keynote speeches by Elżbieta Bieńkowska EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (2nd day) and Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Entrepreneurship of Technology (1st day).
A new initiative for business
On the 1st day, in addition to the Plenary Session, participants will be able to meet with experts, lawyers and representants of ELMC partners for short individual consultations in the Experts’ Village – a dedicated area in the heart of ICE Congress Centre.
Traditionally the second day will be dedicated mainly to the employers posting their workers abroad. Workshops will be conducted by lawyers and experts from Poland, France, Germany & other receiving and posting Member States. The detailed agenda of the event will be shortly available on www.elmc.eu.
For the second time the European Labour Mobility Congress will be accompanied by the action called #ProtectionismIsNotFair, which is aimed at drawing attention of EU politicians and institutions to the protectionist character of regulations and their impact on the internal market. Organizers and participants of this Initiative hope that new rules on the posting of workers directive will not be used to impose barriers e.g. limiting free movement of services within internal market. Protectionism is not fair!