ISA - Information Sharing Agreements. Building EU agreements for the posting of workers in the construction sector

Autoridade para As Condições do Trabalho (ACT) (Portugal) (Associate organisation)
BCC Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BG)
European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) (EU)
Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (IT)
ISCTE -IUL Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia de Lisboa (PT)
Romanian Ministry of Labour and Social Justice (MoLSJ) (Romania)
ZZ Budowlani (PL)
2019 to 2020

‘Information Sharing Agreements’ (ISA) targets the setup of cross-border cooperation agreements to enforce rules on social security and terms of employment applicable to posted workers.

The project brings together partners from seven European countries inheriting results of Post-Lab and EU Post Lab, which identified obstacles to cross-border cooperation as well as promising practices involving enforcement bodies and social partners.

In order to overcome the existing limits, ISA implements a meta-analysis of a set of agreements, describing the process leading to the adoption, including the role of the government and of stakeholders, and the legal, political and contextual conditions enabling the setup and implementation thereof. This analysis is to create ‘Guidelines’ meant as a tool for support the adoption of similar initiatives.

In the meantime, the partnership elaborates country-briefing papers, providing relevant information on each covered national context.

The feasibility of establishing new agreements is then discussed in international workshops participated by key stakeholders.

Inputs from the events provide the knowledge basis for the Final Report, whereby possible benefits for introducing information sharing agreements are accompanied by country-level plans suggesting how to shape them in the different covered countries.