INFO-POW brings together research institutions from five EU Member States as well as social partners at both national and EU levels to promote the evidence basis through the collection and evaluation of original data about access to information about posting, and the analysis specific to the posting process and posted workers' working conditions. The overarching aim of this research project is to identify and assess new as well as existing challenges and needs of undertakings (in the construction sector more specifically) in accessing and using relevant information regarding the process of posting of workers and the undertakings' obligations as a result thereof. Previous studies have found that despite the existence of information provided through different channels, whether by state or non-state actors, information is insufficient and/or difficult to access by the stakeholders it should be provided for. It also remains unclear to what degree existing channels of information are used by posting undertakings and in what way(s). This study fills a gap in the understanding of how transnational posting undertakings and user undertakings find and use information in their interaction with national institutions and how that affects their overall performance in terms of the correct application of the posting rules and the protection of labour and social standards. The study focuses on the specific case of the construction sector as the main sector where posting occurs, and where both larger companies and SMEs as well as self-employed are active.
The Specific Objectives in line with the main objective and rationale of the project are:
Our team will support the implementation of the overall goals of the project, namely deepening and expanding knowledge about the access and use of information by companies in the construction sector in the posting of workers. We will focus on the following tasks: a case study on Slovak companies hiring and sending employees through semi-structured interviews and research boards; support for the preparation and implementation of a pilot web survey among Slovak companies in the construction sector; preparation of an academic article based on the findings of the project; preparation, coordination and implementation of a transnational dissemination meeting (transnational upscaling event); communication with associated project partners; preparation of project outputs arising from the project work plan.