In order to ensure that the work done at EU-level (and in particular by the "European Platform tackling undeclared work", hereafter the "Platform") has a concrete follow-up at national level, the European social partners of the construction industry propose to introduce a European social partners' (EFBWW-FIEC) project application entitled "Tackling undeclared work in the construction industry".
In order to ensure the highest possible effectiveness, the project activities are focused on a limited number of countries (Belgium, France, Austria, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Spain), from which the national social partners of the construction industry and the national authorities
have committed themselves explicitly.
The objectives of the project are three-fold:
1. Devising a European campaign on prevention/awareness of UDW in the construction industry, including providing appropriate promotion material to all EU national members (in their own language) on the prevention/awareness of UDW in the construction industry. This activity targets all the EU member states.
2. Fostering national initiatives by developing national toolkits and/or organising national tripartite UDW meetings for 7 countries. The basis for this are the existing EU tools and approaches to tackle undeclared work in the construction industry. A selection of existing EU tools and approaches to tackle undeclared work in the construction industry, compiled by the Platform, will be put into a national toolkit in line with the choices and priorities of the national partners and the situation/reality of the specific country. These national toolkits can be used as a benchmarking tool to facilitate national discussions. In order to stimulate concrete actions the project could also facilitate the organisation of national tripartite UDW meetings in the targeted countries. The main actors will be representatives of the national labour inspectorates, representatives of workers and businesses. However, politicians and experts can also participate. These meetings will generate a national discussion on concrete measures to tackle undeclared labour in the construction industry. The national toolkits will be used as an instrument to facilitate the discussions.
3. In order to ensure that the outcomes and results of the national activities are properly presented, discussed and communicated to the other EU national social partners of the construction industry a two-day European congress will be held in Croatia in March 2020 (the country, which will ensure the European Council Presidency at that time).