II Europejski Kongres Mobilności Pracy, 7-8 kwietnia 2014 Kraków

On April 7th and 8th entrepreneurs, representatives of politics, administration and science met in Krakow in order to answer the most important questions regarding posting of workers and export of Polish services.



Prof. Jerzy Hausner

Professor of Economics, Head of the Department of Public Economics and Administration at the Cracow University of Economics. Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Labour and Social Policy. Adjunct Professor in Transition Economies at the International Center for Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School. Member of the Polish Economic Society. Member of the Monetary Policy Council. Member of the Economic Sciences and Labor and Social Policy Science Committees at the Polish Academy of Science. Member of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute Advisory Council. Since 2014 works in Bruegel, at the Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory. Laureate of Kisiel Award.


Radosław Mleczko

Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. Represents the Minister of Labour and Social Policy e.g. in the works of the Committee for European Affairs, Committeeof theCouncil of Ministers forDigitization, and the Development Cooperation Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He studied art history, the saxophone, economy, and negotiations at, respectively, the University of Warsaw, the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, the De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, and the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He also represented Poland in the preparations for and during the presidency in the EU, as well as in the works on the implementation directive with respect to posting of workers. Owing to his intervention, László Andor issued the crucial statement on the replacement of posted workers.

Danuta Jazłowiecka

Danuta Jazłowiecka

Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament (EMPL), expert on posting of workers. Rapporteur on the Enforcement Directive on the posting of workers. Outstanding expert and representative of the EU legislative authorities. Responsible, among others, for issues related to labor mobility, protection of workers employed abroad, support for job creation initiatives, and elimination of administrative burdens on businesses. Winner of Labor Mobilis 2013.


Kristin Schreiber

Acting Director, Directorate B – Governance of the Single Market, DG Markt -The Internal Market and Services. Former Deputy Head of Cabinet of Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services. She studied International Relations, Economics and European Law and received a Diplôme de l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris „avec mention lauréat”. She also holds an M.A. in European Studies (Economics) from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and has a Diploma of Advanced European Economic Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. Before joining the Cabinet of Comissioner Barnier she served among others as a Member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Competition (Karel Van Mier) and the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Enlargement (Günter Verheugen).


Sjoerd Feenstra

Legal Advisor to the Director (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Directorate Employment and Social Legislation, Social Dialogue) and one of the main negotiators of the legislative initiative on the enforcement of the Posting of Workers Directive. Joined the European Commission in 1998 after having worked as senior consultant for Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Studied law in Groningen (NL) and has a Master in Public Law as well as Social and Economic Law and postgraduate diplomas in European Studies, Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes, Strasbourg (FR) and European Tax Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL).


dr Mijke Houwerzijl

Dr Mijke Houwerzijl is professor of Labour Law at Tilburg University. She also holds a chair in Comparative and European Labour Law at the University of Groningen. In 2005, she completed her doctorate on the background, content and implementation of the Posting of Workers Directive at Tilburg University. She has written widely on Dutch and EU labour law, employment law and social policy, with an emphasis on issues concerning workers mobility, labour migration and enforcement of labour law. She was recently involved as a lead researcher and coordinator in three major commissioned research projects of the European Commission on the legal aspects of posting of workers.


Robert Wójcik

Director of the Department of Coordination of Social Security Systems at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. Civil servant officer involved in the work on pension reform and implementation of the tasks of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in the field of EU and bilateral coordination of social security systems.


Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

Member of the European Parliament and the main organiser of the campaign promoting Poland’s accession to the EU. A recipient of the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in recognition of her outstanding services in promoting integration. Director of the European Commission Representation in Poland from 2005–2009. Three-time winner of the MEP Awards for her actions on the reform of the single market, support for e-commerce, and roaming limitation. Also an ambassador of the Climate4Growth campaign organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.


Anna Siwiecka

Head of the International Insurance Department, Central Unit of Polish Social Insurance Institution. Prominent practitioner and consultant. Expert on social security of workers posted abroad within the framework of free provision of services. First-rate expert in determining the applicable law and implementation of the Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the coordination of social security systems.


Prof. Wanda Sułkowska

An expert in commercial, social, and health insurance. Head of the Department of Insurance of the Cracow University of Economics. Co-organiser of a cycle of international conferences on the development of the insurance market in Central and Eastern Europe that brought together participants from eight countries of that region. Author of numerous publications in terms of social and commercial insurance.


Stefan Schwarz

Graduate of Cracow University of Economics. President of Labour Mobility Initiative Association. The initiator of activities promoting export of services as a competitive advantage of Polish economy in the UE and fight against provisions of the proposal on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC which would block posting of workers. As promoter and expert on legal work abroad, he participated, inter alia, in the round table debates as a part of a European Commission project that developed guidelines on human right protection in the HR industry. In 2010 he initiated actions that led to VAT exemption for the in-home care services to elderly


Marek Benio, Ph.D.

Lawyer, graduate of Jagiellonian University, Ph.D. in economics. Honorary member of Polish Association of Social Insurance (PSUS). Associated with Cracow University of Economics since 1994, where he is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Public Economics and Administration. Social insurance and labour law expert. Participated in international research programmes dedicated to pension systems. Author of publications on social security, labour law, public economics and administration. Supervised to a successful conclusion over two hundred masters theses and other papers.


Sebastian Filipek-Kaźmierczak

Entrepreneur, economist, expert of the Polish Chamber of Commerce and Labour Mobility Initiative. Former Deputy Minister of Agriculture. Graduate of the Department of Marketing and International Trade Department at the School of Economics ESA 3 in Paris. Completed postgraduate studies in accounting, planning and agronomy at the University of Technology and Agriculture in Bydgoszcz. Represented the interests of Polish service companies during the works on the development of the enforcement directive with respect to posting of workers.


Dorota Dzienisiuk, Ph.D.

Doctor of law, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Labour Law and Social Policy at the Faculty of Law and Administration at University of Warsaw. Lecturer, expert and author of publications in the field of labor law and social security law. Specializes in the relationship between labor law and social security law, as well as in the international coordination of social security systems.


Małgorzata Kożuch, Ph.D.

Doctor of Law, lawyer, lecturer in the Department of European Law at the Jagiellonian University. Member of the Supreme Bar Council, and a specialist in European economic law.


Marcin Wujczyk, Ph.D.

Doctor of law and a legal counsellor working as an adjunct professor at the Department of Labour Law and Social Policy at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. Also a guest lecturer at the Tres de Febrero University in Buenos Aires. Member of the European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe. A specialist in labour law, in particular with respect to employee rights to privacy and international standards in terms of employee rights. Author of numerous publications in labour law, including a monograph and a number of articles in law journals.


Robert Śliwa, Ph.D.

Doctor of law and adjunct professor at the Department of International and Comparative Law of the Faculty of Economics and International Relations of the Cracow University of Economics. Lecturer, practitioner, and author and co-author of publications in terms of commercial law, companies law, international law, comparative law (civil and trade law of EU member states), healthcare law, and entrepreneurship. Expert, advisor, and representative of the Małopolska Institute of Economy in Rzeszów, advisor and representative of numerous healthcare entities from the Podkarpacie area, and a former expert and advisor to the ‘Podkarpacie Agreement’ Association of Healthcare Employers in Rzeszów.


Magdalena Chochowska LL.M.

Solicitor. Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Specialist in labor law and social security, with particular emphasis on cross-border employment issues. Since 2010 has been associated with the business sector, specialized in posting of workers abroad.


Maciej Gnela, MA

A graduate of law and real property management and a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. Also an employee of the Department of Public Economy and Administration of the Cracow University of Economics. Promoter of fair and dynamic public procurement processes. An academic, educator, and advisor in terms of public procurement since 2008. Author of numerous publications and papers. Tutor of the ‘Public Procurement Law’ postgraduate studies organised for the National Forest Holding.


Dominik Matczak, MA

Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Labour Law and Social Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Graduate of Polish and German law studies at the European University in Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), and of post-graduate studies in the scope of the internationalization of small and medium size enterprises at the Escuela de Organización Industrial – Sevilla/Madrid. Author of publications regarding, among others, the legal aspects of posting of employees within the European Union and cross-border employment agencies.


Marzena Farion-Rzeźniczak, MA

PhD student at the Warsaw School of Economics. Specializes in international business management. For 10 years has been professionally connected with the financial industry, where she has worked as an executive trainer and coach. Conducts research in the area of ​​people management, internationalization of companies and cross-border provision of services. Propagator of the idea of uniting industry and business circles in order to create a common image of Polish companies abroad.



Honorary Patronage

Cracow University of Economics Labour Mobility Initiative   Małopolska krakow.pl Ministry of Economy Ministerstwo Pracy i Polityki Społecznej European Parliament

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II European Labour Mobility Congress 7-8 Aprli 2014, Kraków: conference, posting of workers,
coordination of social security systems, enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC