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European Platform tackling undeclared work

The European Platform tackling undeclared work enhances cooperation between EU countries. It brings together relevant authorities and actors involved in fighting undeclared work (UDW), to tackle this issue more effectively and efficiently, while fully respecting national competences and procedures.

The Platform

  • helps EU countries to better deal with undeclared work in its various forms
  • drives change at national level
  • promotes better working conditions and formal employment. 

This EU-level forum allows different actors, including social partners and enforcement authorities, such as labour inspectorates, tax and social security authorities, to

  • exchange information and good practices
  • learn from each other and together
  • develop knowledge and evidence
  • engage in closer cross-border cooperation and joint activities

The Platform’s 2-year Work Programme for 2017-2018 includes activities enabling Platform members to deal with UDW through a comprehensive and holistic approach.


The Platform offers different resources to help build know-how and showcase transferable practices to tackle UDW. Explore materials from events and thematic work and visit the virtual library using the icons below.


Newsletter Virtual library UDW in European countries
Mutual learning Increasing Knowledge Joint actions
Glosary Governance & Platform meetings National tools for reporting undeclared work