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5 years of ELA and 30 years of EURES

Thursday 27 June 2024, 09.00-17.00 (CEST)
Belgium and Online


ELA’s annual conference marks two important anniversaries, 5 years of ELA and 30 years of EURES. It will be a high-level event for ELA stakeholders and policy makers to take stock on the work done so far and look forward on selected topics important for ELA for making labour mobility more effective and fair:

  • Topic 1: Better enforcement driven by data 
  • Topic 2: Enhancing labour mobility and cooperation by digitalisation 
  • Topic 3: Free movement of labour in Europe and future of EURES 

The conference will build on the outcome of the Belgian Presidency conference on ELA and relevant aspect of ELA TECH Conference

The conference will bring together high-level representatives from the Member States, social partners institutions and European institutions to take stock of the work done so far and look forward on selected topics important for the future of the European Labour Authority to continue making labour mobility more effective and fair. 

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Interpretation will be provided in 5 languages: EN, FR, DE, ES, IT.


ELA annual conference 2024 - Agenda

English (281.87 KB - PDF)

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 9:40 Welcome 

Cosmin Boiangiu, Executive Director, ELA

9:40 – 10:10 Opening by keynote speakers

9:40 – 9:55 Pierre-Yves Dermagne, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy and Employment of Belgium 

9:55 – 10:10 Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights 

10:10 – 10:25 Interactive presentation of ELA work and achievements: June 2019 – June 2024  

Presented by: Slavka Eley, Head of Unit Governance and Coordination, ELA

10:25 – 11:30 Better enforcement driven by data: panel discussion 

  • Eleni Alogogianni, Head of Electronic Governance Directorate, Hellenic Labour Inspectorate 

  • Ada Huibregtse, Chief Technical Advisor, International Labour Organisation 

  • Kirsten Brink Hansen, Head of Division Digitalisation and Data Department, Danish Working Environment Authority 

  • Kaire Saarep, Director General, Estonian Labour Inspectorate 

Moderated by: Pedro Assares, Head of Unit Enforcement and Analysis, ELA 

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break 

12:00 – 12:30 Enhancing labour mobility and cooperation by digitalisation: presentation and interview 

  • Catherine Peyralbe, Vice President, Gartner Consulting 

Interviewed by: Jacek Saldan, Head of Unit Resources, ELA

12:30 – 13:15 Perspectives on ELA: keynote speakers 

12:30 – 12:45 Esther Lynch, Secretary General, ETUC 

12:45 – 13:00 Veronique Willems, Secretary General, SMEunited 

13:00 – 13:15 Jeroen Lenaers, Member of the European Parliament

13:15 – 14:45 Lunch break

14:45 – 15:50 Free movement of labour in Europe and future of EURES: panel discussion  

  • Spiros Protopsaltis, Governor and Chair of the Board of Directors at DYPA, Greek Public Employment Service 

  • Teresa Hornung, Deputy Director for European Affairs, Confederation of German Employers (BDA) 

  • Katrin Distler, Vice President of the ETUC Interregional Trade Union Councils (IRTUC)   

Moderated by: Irene Mandl, Head of Unit Information and EURES, ELA 

15:50 – 16:20 ELA´s call for good practices 2023: award ceremony

  • Sofia Carvalho, Institute of Social Security, Portugal 

  • Denitsa Nikolova, General Labour Inspectorate Executive Agency, Bulgaria

  • Irina Lazarova, Arbeit und Leben Berlin-Brandenburg DGB/VHS e.V., Germany

  • Koen van der Voorn, Netherlands Labour Authority, Netherlands 

Moderated by: Malcolm Scicluna, Head of Unit Cooperation and Support, ELA 

16:20 – 16:50 Closing remarks 

16:20 – 16:35 Andriana Sukova, Deputy Director General, DG EMPL 

16:35 – 16:50 Cosmin Boiangiu, Executive Director, ELA