Forum on "Freedom of movement for workers: How to respond to local workers fears of being crowded out of the labour market?"

martedì, 28.11.2017 – martedì, 28.11.2017

EurActiv Forum 28.11.2017
EurActiv Debate 28.11.2017 © DFAE

A forum organized by EURACTIV with the support of the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union.

Freedom of movement for workers is one of the founding principles of the European Union but it has also created fears of unfair competition. How can we address these doubts, protect the working conditions and, at the same time, avoid distortions in the labour market?

The European Commission has proposed legislative measures related to free movement, in particular to avoid social dumping. Switzerland has a long experience in this field since the bilateral Agreement with the EU on the free movement of persons entered into force in 2002 (AFMP). What lessons can Switzerland and the EU learn from each other? 


Boris Zücher, Head of the Labour Directorate, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Jordi Curell Gotor, Director Labour Mobility, DG EMPL

Agnes Jongerius MEP, Vice-Chair EMPL Committee, European Parliament

Representative, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) tbc

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