What we do

The European Labour Authority (ELA) assists national authorities in EU Member States to help ensure that EU rules on labour mobility and social security coordination are enforced in a fair and effective way, and makes it easier for citizens and businesses to reap the benefits of the internal market.

ELA's tasks

The European Labour Authority performs the following tasks:

  • Facilitate access to information for individuals and employers on labour mobility, and coordinate EURES;
  • Facilitate cooperation and the exchange of information between EU Member States with a view to the consistent, efficient and effective application and enforcement of relevant Union law;
  • Coordinate and support concerted and joint inspections;
  • Carry out analyses and risk assessment on issues of cross-border labour mobility;
  • Support EU Member States with capacity building regarding the effective application and enforcement of relevant Union law;
  • Support EU Member States in tackling undeclared work;
  • Mediate disputes between EU Member States on the application of relevant Union law.