ELA Good practice collection
The European Labour Authority (ELA) is launching a Call for Good Practices as part of the good practice collection exercise with the aim to collect good practice examples on various areas in which ELA is operational. ELA will promote the exchange, dissemination and uptake of good practices and knowledge collected among Member States. ELA also collects good practices within the Undeclared Work framework.
What is a good practice?
For the purposes of this call, a ‘good practice’ is considered to be a policy measure targeting a clearly identified group, which has a clear objective, is highly visible and accessible for the target group, is backed by sustainable funding, and produces the intended results or at least better results than existing alternatives by using delivery mechanisms tailored to the intended target group and objectives. The measure can be a stand-alone instrument, or a set of measures, but should in any case be embedded into the wider policy framework.
Other elements of good practices may, inter alia, include the following features:
- Involves a set of different stakeholders
- Be evidence based.
How to participate
Who can apply?
The ongoing Call for Good Practices is open to Member State administrations, but also to other stakeholders operating at the national, regional or local level, including social security institutions, civil society and social partner organisations.
Which topics are covered?
Topics of the Call for Good Practices may vary each year and reflect ELA’s sectoral or cross-sectoral priorities searching for good practices addressing labour market imbalances, sector-specific challenges linked to campaigns launched by the Authority, and recurring challenges in relation to enforcement (e.g. in the area of posting, road transport, seasonal work, construction, undeclared work, social security coordination, new forms of employment, digitalisation, provision of information, etc.).
Priorities for 2022
The Call for Good Practices 2022 has the following priorities:
- Thematic focus on Road transport
Effective and cost-efficient enforcement of the Union Road transport legislation is of paramount importance for improving road safety, drivers’ working conditions and social protection and ensuring fair competition between road transport undertakings. ELA is therefore interested in collecting good practices on adopted approaches other than penal sanctions, including ‘smart enforcement’ methods, to seek compliance with road transport rules as well as other risk assessment solutions in the road transport sector.
This Call for Good Practices examples targets any emerging or existing practice(s) aimed at increasing compliance among road transport operators and/or red flagging operators for inspections based on various risk analysis techniques. The practice(s) could be also aimed at enhancing cooperation between Member States and their national contact points in exchanging operators’ risk profiles or other information relevant for planning and execution of inspections. In addition, ELA would welcome any new initiatives relating to the implementation of the classification of serious infringements that may lead to a road transport operator’s loss of good repute and/or the common formula for calculating the risk rating of EU road transport undertakings.
- Thematic focus on Seasonal work
Access to easy-to-understand, user-friendly, complete and up-to-date information on rights and obligations for workers and employers in seasonal work is challenging due to the particularities of this type of work, including its cross-border element and temporary nature. ELA is interested in collecting good practices in information provision on their rights and entitlements derived from EU level regulation on labour mobility relevant for seasonal work (focus on agriculture and tourism), targeting workers and employers in both sending and receiving countries.
Initiatives can stem from governments or their authorities, social partners, or specialised bodies targeting workers and employers in seasonal work. Specific focus could be laid on innovative digital solutions or comprehensive practices accompanying workers and employers from pre- to post-recruitment across borders. Of interest are also measures that not directly target workers and employers but aim to facilitate exchange among institutional actors (governments, social partners, others) related to information provision to the end-users in seasonal work. This, for example, can include (digital) practices establishing and maintaining an online or on-site exchange forum (including Community of Practice) among such actors.
How to submit a good practice?
You can submit your application containing a good practice example by following these steps and guidelines:
- Fill in the short application form available in this link (in English);
- Applicants may submit more than one proposal. You can submit more than two practices, by clicking on the link for application again.
- In case more details are required on the submitted good practice, you will be contacted using the contact information provided in the application form;
- These good practices will be listed in the ELA good practice library which will be made available on ELA’s website, while the most effective practices will have the opportunity to be presented and receive a certificate of recognition during an ELA event.
Should you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com
What is the deadline for submitting good practice?
The Call for Good Practices is a recurring one, and good practice examples may be submitted regularly, but with a specified deadline for submitting good practice in accordance with priorities set up for specific year.
Deadline for submitting applications for the 2022 priorities is on 15 October 2022.
What are the benefits of participation?
The benefits of participation are:
- The European recognition of performance and achievements;
- An opportunity to present the good practice during an ELA event;
- Visibility of practices on the ELA website;
- Contribute to good practice exchange among Member States, and their potential uptake by other Member States;
- Contribute to the effective application and enforcement of EU labour mobility law within the EU.
Selection of most effective practices
ELA Evaluation group will review all good practice examples received and identify the most effective practices against the evaluation criteria.
Most effective practices will benefit from:
- Opportunity of presenting the good practice during an event organised by ELA, providing the opportunity to promote and showcase your achievements;
- Receive a Certificate of Recognition;
- Highlighting most effective practices within a good practice library on the ELA website.
Good practice criteria
Most effective practices will be selected against the following criteria:
- Achievements and recognition
Alignment of good practice with the topic(s) of the Call for the specific year, explaining the impact of the practice achievements in the respective area, comparison of achieved outcomes and set objectives, has this practice been referred to as a good practice in or outside your Member State, etc.
- Cost effectiveness
The degree to which the practice was successful in reaching objectives and producing clear and measurable outcomes at the lowest possible cost.
How the experience from this practice could be transferred to other contexts i.e. what would another Member State/group/sector need to have or put in place for this measure to be successful in their country/group/sector.
How the practice is sustainable from a social, financial or environmental perspective.
Innovative features of the good practice.
Design, development and/or utilisation of digital tools, policies or plans for digitalisation, business processes and data digitalisation, data sharing digital initiatives, the use of digitalisation to facilitate the access to data in real time and detection of fraud and error, etc.
Personal data protection
Any personal data included in or relating to this Call, including its publication shall be processed by the European Labour Authority pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.
It shall be processed solely for the purposes of the performance, management and monitoring of this Call by the European Labour Authority without prejudice to possible transmission to the bodies charged with a monitoring or inspection task in conformity with Union law.
The data subject shall have the right of access to her/his personal data and the right to rectify any such data. Should the data subject have any queries concerning the processing of her/his personal data, the data subject shall address them to the Unit organising this Call (Cooperation Support Unit, Capacity Building Sector). The data subject shall have right of recourse at any time to the European Data Protection Supervisor.
ELA Data Protection Officer (DPO) publishes the register of all processing operations on personal data by ELA, which have been documented and notified to her. You may access the register via the following link: https://www.ela.europa.eu/en/privacy-policy
This specific processing operation has been included in the DPO’s public register with the following Record reference: DPR-ELA-2022-0041 Call for Good Practices Privacy statement.
 Such practices may include establishing greater cooperation with transport operators and leveraging digital technologies and data (e.g. smart tachograph solutions) to make inspection and detection of non-compliance more targeted through a risk-based analysis.
 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2022/694 of 2 May 2022 amending Regulation (EU) 2016/403 as regards new serious infringements of the Union rules which may lead to the loss of good repute by the road transport operator
 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2022/695 of 2 May 2022 laying down rules for the application of Directive 2006/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the common formula for calculating the risk rating of transport undertaking.