European Union

14 November 2018

How does undeclared work in the EU affect you?

(From ec.europa.eu ) What exactly is undeclared work? Undeclared work is any work that is lawful by nature but not declared to the relevant public authorities. It’s often known informally as ‘cash-in-hand work’ and is common in sectors such as construction, cleaning, childcare, and food and hospitality. What does the ‘European Platform tackling undeclared work’ do? Combating the issue of undeclared work is a priority of the EU, which is why it launched the ‘European Platform tackling undeclared work’ back in 2016. The platform brings together organisations from around the EU, including labour...
14 November 2018

How does undeclared work in the EU affect you?

(From ec.europa.eu ) What exactly is undeclared work? Undeclared work is any work that is lawful by nature but not declared to the relevant public authorities. It’s often known informally as ‘cash-in-hand work’ and is common in sectors such as construction, cleaning, childcare, and food and hospitality. What does the ‘European Platform tackling undeclared work’ do? Combating the issue of undeclared work is a priority of the EU, which is why it launched the ‘European Platform tackling undeclared work’ back in 2016. The platform brings together organisations from around the EU, including labour...
11 September 2018

Running or starting a small business? Here’s how EURES can help

(From ec.europa.eu ) How to get started As an EU citizen, you have the right to start a business in any Member State. To start cutting the red tape, go to Self-employment (Living and working conditions). From the drop-down menu, select the country where you want to open your SME. This should guide you step-by-step through the procedure. Advice on funding EURES doesn’t provide direct funding, but there are several EU programmes that offer loans or grants depending on what type of SME you have. To find out whether there’s a funding programme to help your SME, read A Beginner's Guide to EU...
08 June 2018

MobiliseSME: cross-border exchange platform benefits hundreds of small businesses and their employees

(From ec.europa.eu ) One project that has supported such cross-border exchanges is the EU-funded MobiliseSME project, a sort of “matchmaking platform” for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The premise of the project is simple: employees of SMEs take part in exchange placements to SMEs in other EU Member States. The aim is to expand their professional skill set, gain international experience and exchange best practices. Employers, meanwhile, are able to develop the skills of their staff and open up new opportunities with foreign partners, while learning from the outside perspectives...
29 October 2018

Youth Guarantee – two new reports focus on vulnerable groups, employment and entrepreneurship

The two reports highlight concrete practices on key aspects of the Youth Guarantee – activation measures for vulnerable groups of young people, and employment offers. Both reports build on experience from the ground, following five years of Youth Guarante...

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