The Commission’s proposal deletes the distinction between free movement of workers (article 45 of the Treaty) and freedom to provide services (article 56) and that’s a legal problem, as the services’ provisions are the basis for the Directive

prof. Catherine Barnard,
Cambridge University

I think there is a lot of misperception and you have to tackle this misperception. Domestic main contractorsbenefit from posting. I thinkthis is totally forgotten in the current debate.

Frederic De Wispelaere,
HIVA, KU Leuven

The evidence shows that the source of social dumping is not the posting of workers, but undeclared work, bogus self-employment and other forms of fraud.

dr Marek Benio,
Labour Mobility Iniciative

The debate on posting of workers is very much framed by the media, which do not know the difference between free movement of workers, posting and undeclared work. Media still mingle everything up and still blame migrant work, posting work or both when they are actually speaking of undeclared work

prof. Mijke Houwerzijl,
Tilburg University

Perception becoming reality is in the debate on posting, but also with regards to coordination rules. I think there was a missed opportunity of the Commission to publish all the figures they already have

Frederic de Wispelaere, HIVA, KU Leuven
IV Congress of the European Labour Mobility, 7-8 November 2016 Kraków

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About congress

The fourth edition of the largest recurring event in Europe dedicated to the posting of workers in the framework of the freedom to provide services on the European market will be held on
7 and 8 November at the ICE Congress Centre in Krakow.



  • Marianne Thyssen

    European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
  • Stanisław Szwed

    Secretary of State in the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy
  • Martina Dlabajová

    Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control
  • Danuta Jazłowiecka

    Vice-Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • Catherine Barnard

    Professor of the EU Law at the Cambridge University
  • Mijke Houwerzijl

    Professor of European and Comparative Labour Law at Tilburg University
  • Kosma Złotowski

    Member of European Parliament, Member of Committee on Transport and Tourism and Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • Leszek Mitrus

    Professor at the Jagiellonian University

Program Councils



  • Labour Mobility Initiative
  • Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie




Media patron

  • Polska Agencja Prasowa
  • Radio Kraków
  • Dzennik polski


  • PWC
  • Euro Papers
  • Link Leaders
  • Downson Holding
  • Miasto Krakow