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What we do

What we do

ELA is established to help strengthen fairness and trust in the internal market by assisting Member States and the European Commission to ensure that EU rules on labour mobility and social security coordination are fairly and effectively enforced and by making it easier for citizens and businesses to obtain the benefits of the internal market.

ELA does this by performing the following tasks:

  • Facilitating access to information for individuals and employers on labour mobility
  • Supporting Member States in promoting cross-border job matching and coordination of EURES;
  • Facilitating cooperation and the exchange of information between Member States;
  • Coordinating and supporting concerted and joint inspections
  • Carrying out analyses and risk assessment on issues related to cross-border labour mobility;
  • Supporting Member States with capacity building in the field of labour mobility;
  • Supporting Member States in tackling undeclared work;
  • Mediate disputes between Member States on the application of relevant Union law.

ELA's Working groups

ELA has the possibility to set up working groups to fulfil a specific task or regarding a particular policy area, in line with the Agency’s founding regulation. ELA has currently four dedicated working groups in which representatives from Member States, the European Commission and social partners share their expertise in a dedicated subject.

Currently, ELA has the following active working groups:

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