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Brussels seminar to group of experts on undeclared work

Colin C Williams, Professor of Public Policy, has delivered the findings of research commissioned by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions to a group of experts on undeclared work. This research evaluates the policy approaches and measures being used to tackle undeclared work in the 27 EU member states and Norway.

In March 2009, the preliminary findings were presented to a group of experts on undeclared work in Brussels, including European Commission officials responsible for tackling undeclared work, trade union officials, representatives from employer organisations, a range of academic experts and government officials responsible for undeclared work officials from the governments of Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands and Sweden.

This research is being conducted in cooperation with Dr Piet Renooy at Regioplan in the Netherlands. The current project extends an earlier initial study that provided an evaluation of the policy measures being used in five EU member states.

The feedback from this group of experts will now be fed into the final overview report. A  ‘knowledge bank’ which makes available to policy-makers throughout the world up-to-date evaluations of specific policy measures used in particular nations and whether these policy measures are transferable to other contexts, is available at:

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