What we do

One of the tasks of the European Labour Authority (ELA) is to assess risks and carry out labour mobility analyses. This is done in cooperation with Member States and where appropriate, the social partners and EU services, agencies and networks active in the field of social policy and employment.

ELA’s risk assessment and analytical work addresses topics such as labour market imbalances, sector-specific challenges and recurring problems. In addition, ELA may carry out focused in-depth analyses and studies to investigate specific issues.

ELA’s analytical and risk assessment capacity is deployed to:

  • Support the planning, preparation and execution of cross-border enforcement actions;
  • Promote cooperation and exchange of information between Member States;
  • Identify and fill information gaps for individuals and businesses;
  • Support capacity building activities for stakeholders.


Impact of teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic on the applicable social security

This ELA report provides an overview of measures and/or actions taken by the EU Member States to facilitate a flexible approach to the applicable social security for cross-border workers who telework from their country of residence instead of working in the usual place of employment abroad. It also explains different categories of cross-border workers who could be affected by the measures introduced by the EU Member States. The report contains user-friendly country fiches which individuals can consult to find out more information based on their cross-border situation. The country fiches also provide the necessary contact details of the relevant national competent authorities should further assistance be required.

Fiches with country-specific information: 

- Austria
- Belgium
- Bulgaria
- Croatia
- Cyprus
- Denmark
- Estonia
- Finland
- France
- Germany
- Greece
- Hungary
- Ireland
- Italy
- Lithuania
- Luxembourg
- Latvia
- Malta
- Netherlands
- Poland
- Portugal
- Romania
- Spain
- Sweden
- Slovakia
- Slovenia

NB: The measures presented in this report reflect the situation as of July 2021. The information provided, including the country fiches, is indicative only and in case of questions, please always refer to the relevant authorities.