Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

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, 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 undeclared work through a comprehensive approach.

Funding for the activities of the European Platform is provided by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2014-2020.

The Platform is based on the Decision of the European Parliament and the Council from 9 March 2016.


The Platform is composed of

  • Members: representatives of the Member States, for example from federal ministries, labour and social inspectorates, tax and customs authorities or social insurance agencies, of EU level cross-industry social partners and of the Commission.
  • Observers: representatives of social partners representing the sectors most affectd by undeclared work and organisations like Eurofound, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the International Labour Organisation(ILO).


The Platform offers different resources to help build know-how and showcase transferable practices to tackle undeclared work. 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


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