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ELA's executive director and the head of cooperation support posing with the EURES Slovakia representative, receiving the Call for Good Practices award

ELA presented awards to four exemplary Good Practices during the ELA conference in Bratislava on 20 June 2023. One of the Good Practice Awards in the field of seasonal work was presented to EURES Slovakia, Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, for the good practice “Cooperation in seasonal employment between Slovakia and the Netherlands”. The practice was awarded as it can be easily implemented by countries with similar demands in seasonal work. 

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EMPACT meeting in Paris 20 and 21 April

The Meeting offered an opportunity to share and discuss analytical approaches and modi operandi for tackling labour exploitation and trafficking of human beings. The Meeting  was organized by the European Labour Authority (ELA) in cooperation with the Netherlands’ Labour Authority and France’s Gendarmerie Nationale and was attended by representatives from labour inspectorates and law enforcement authorities from EU Member States.

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The European Labour Authority (ELA) supported inspections of working and living conditions of mostly Romanian workers employed in the meat industry in the Netherlands. More than 100 officers from Germany, the Netherlands and Romania were involved. Unworthy workers’ housings conditions across the border in Germany were discovered where 42 workers’ accommodations were checked and their 150 tenants interviewed. The Dutch and Romanian labour authorities offered 68 workers active in the meat industry in the Netherlands advice on their labour and social rights. Also temporary employment agencies in

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