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European Labour Authority
WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?
The principle of free movement of workers is enshrined in Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
The regulation establishes the European Labour Authority (ELA), a body designed to help ensure fair labour mobility across the EU and support the coordination of social security systems.
The regulation establishes the European Labour Authority, amending Regulations (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems, (EU) No 492/2011 on the free movement of workers, and (EU) 2016/589 on a European network of employment services (EURES). It repeals Decision (EU) 2016/344 on tackling undeclared work.
It brings together the technical and operational tasks of several existing EU bodies:
The European Labour Authority is part of the roll-out of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Objectives and tasks
The ELA’s objectives are to:
The ELA is responsible for:
The ELA administrative and management structure consists of a management board, an executive director and a stakeholder group.
The management board comprises:
Representatives of countries applying EU law within the scope of ELA, the EU agencies Eurofound, EU-OSHA, Cedefop or the European Training Foundation may be invited to participate as observers in meetings of the management board.
The regulation does not affect the exercise of fundamental rights as recognised at EU and national level, including the right or freedom to strike or to take other action covered by the specific industrial relations systems in EU countries in accordance with national law or practice.
FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?
It has applied since 31 July 2019.
Regulation (EU) 2019/1149 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 establishing a European Labour Authority, amending Regulations (EC) No 883/2004, (EU) No 492/2011, and (EU) 2016/589 and repealing Decision (EU) 2016/344 (OJ L 186, 11.7.2019, pp. 21-56)
Decision (EU) 2019/1199 taken by common accord between the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States of 13 June 2019 on the location of the seat of the European Labour Authority (OJ L 189, 15.7.2019, p. 68)
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — Establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights (COM(2017) 250 final, 26.4.2017)
Regulation (EU) 2016/589 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 April 2016 on a European network of employment services (EURES), workers’ access to mobility services and the further integration of labour markets, and amending Regulations (EU) No 492/2011 and (EU) No 1296/2013 (OJ L 107, 22.4.2016, pp. 1-28)
Successive amendments to Regulation (EU) 2016/589 have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.
Decision (EU) 2016/344 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on establishing a European Platform to enhance cooperation in tackling undeclared work (OJ L 65, 11.3.2016, pp. 12-20)
Regulation (EU) No 492/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on freedom of movement for workers within the Union (OJ L 141, 27.5.2011, pp. 1-12)
See consolidated version.
Commission Decision 2009/17/EC of 19 December 2008 setting up the Committee of Experts on Posting of Workers (OJ L 8, 13.1.2009, pp. 26-28)
Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the coordination of social security systems (OJ L 166, 30.4.2004, pp. 1-123). Text republished in corrigendum (OJ L 200, 7.6.2004, pp. 1-49)
See consolidated version.
Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union — Part Three — Union policies and internal actions — Title IV — Free movement of persons, services and capital — Chapter 1 — Workers — Article 45 (ex Article 39 TEC) (OJ C 202, 7.6.2016, pp. 65-66)
last update 28.10.2019