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inArco Project
inArco Project
 
 
 
 

INFORMATION ACTIONS for COOPERATION regarding

CROSS-BORDER WORKERS in ALPINE ARCH COUNTRIES 

 
 
 
The inARCO project is co-funded by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, with the Call for Proposal no. VP/2012/004: “Actions for Cooperation and Information on Social Security Coordination”
 
“Ensuring that people do not lose their social security rights when they travel or work abroad is an important factor in promoting free cross-border movement of persons”
 
 
Cross-border work concerns 1 million workers in Europe and, in the context of a global market and the expansion of the free movement of labor in Europe, the number of migrant workers is likely to increase in the future. In these circumstances, it is important to ensure the equality of social security treatment for migrant workers through effective coordination between countries. 
 
 
The project wants to respond to the need shown by the “Alpine Arch” to deepen the knowledge of the legal framework in this sector, in order to understand its impact and improve the legal protection at foreseen by the collective agreements. Therefore the aim of this project is to analyze and deepen the experience of cross border workers against the existing complex legal framework set in regulation 883/2004, focusing on a concrete assessment of the situation arisen in the territories concerned. The analysis will lead the partnership to mapping the issues and criticism, to the elaboration of information and to the development of a dissemination strategy.
 
 
In this sense, it wants to contribute to the creation of better working conditions for cross border workers, increase their awareness concerning their rights and social protection and interest representation. The project aims at offering them inputs on how to improve quality of cross border work, promoting the exchange of experience and best administrative practice to facilitate the uniform application of Community law.
 
 
 
Specific objectives
 
The project wants to promote the exchange of experience and best practice to facilitate the uniform application of EU law.  3 border countries (Italy, France and Slovenia) will be featured for the information collection and the market analysis. The findings related to the featured countries will be put in a comparative perspective, and will represent the ground for the transnational exchange. More precisely, the project wants to: 
 
 
- Carry out a qualitative and quantitative survey on data concerning cross-border workers. This survey encompasses a study on the legal framework under which these people fall, with particular attention to legislation at the European level as well as national legislation of the countries involved in the project;
 
- spread tailored information and knowledge to relevant stakeholders (Institution, Trade Unions, Employer Organizations, and Local Authorities) and a wider public, on the legal framework of social security treatment for cross border workers; 
 
- detecting and mapping the obstacles to the free movements of workers at EU and National level; 
 
- promote the exchange of experiences and best administrative practice; 
 
- provide recommendations that represent a starting point for social partners, local authorities and policy makers to improve working conditions and promote cross-border mobility.
 
 
 
Project activities
 
Firstly, a steering committee is set up and a kick-off meeting is organized in order to plan to following activities.
Moreover, the project is articulated into 3 different phases: 
 
The First phase of research and analysis in order to identify the actual dimension and the composition of cross border workers’ market, and detect the obstacle that affects cross border workers.
The Second phase consists of 3 thematic seminars where results of the research and analysis will be shown, discussed and analyzed in depth by experts. Each seminar focuses on a different topic:
 
 
Seminar 1: “The cross border work within the EU interregional labour market”;
 
Seminar 2: “The obstacles to the cross border work”;
 
Seminar 3: “The cross border work between reality and recognition”.
     
The results of the seminars will lead to the drafting of a final publication to be discussed in a final conference in Bruxelles.
The Third phase consists of dissemination activities (implemented through the whole duration of the project). These activities are realized through an e-newsletter, a public website, the publication of the project documentations, networking, and a final conference to channel the ideas and results of the projects.
 
 
 
Expected results
 
The project wants to contribute to the improvement of the working conditions of cross border workers, increase their awareness concerning their rights and social protection and contribute to fight the illegal work. The main beneficiaries of the action will be cross border workers and social partners involved in their protection and interest representation. The project aims at offering them inputs on how to improve quality of cross border work, promoting the exchange of experience and best administrative practice facilitate the uniform application of Community law. 
 
 
The project will:
 
- Analyze and the legislation on cross border work and social protection at EU an National level;
 
- Raise awareness among cross border workers and stakeholders about the legal framework applicable to this sector in the countries involved in the project;
 
- Detect the social and practical obstacles that affects cross border workers;
 
- Reinforce the know-how of the social partners of the countries involved in the project;
 
- Reinforce the partnership between social partners and local authorities;
 
- Contribute to the definition of fair and sustainable social security systems;
 
- Support public authorities in the full enforcement of the EU legislation concerning cross border work;
 
- Develop a strong network of social partners, public authorities and stakeholders concerned with the issues related to cross border workers.
 
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