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Preventing trafficking of labour in Europe

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Preventing trafficking of labour in Europe

New data on the highly topical issue of preventing trafficking of labour will be presented to MEPs at a working lunch in Brussels on 27 April, with the launch of a new report from Eurofound.

The report seeks to contribute to the development of a best practice guide for public authorities on regulating labour market intermediaries (LMI) so as to prevent trafficking and exploitation. Mobility and migration in the EU contribute to well-functioning labour markets, resulting in greater productivity, competitiveness and growth. 

LMIs greatly facilitate workers’ mobility; however, some LMIs mislead workers about the nature of the job, the employer, its location or other conditions. Once recruited, such workers run the risk of exploitation. In the report, Eurofound looks in detail at how LMIs are regulated and what social partners can do to tackle trafficking and ultimately prevent it.

The report, Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour, will be made available on Eurofound’s website on 27 April, on Eurofound's website

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Eurofound, a tripartite European Union Agency, provides knowledge to assist in the development of social, employment and work-related policies

Eurofound (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) is a tripartite EU body, whose mission is to provide knowledge to assist in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies.

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