The new EU agency, European Labour Authority (ELA) will start its activities by holding the first Management Board meeting in Brussels.
The EU has developed a substantial body of legislation regulating different aspects of mobility. Currently about 17 million European citizens live or work in another EU Member State.
ELA contributes to ensuring that EU rules on labour mobility and social security coordination are enforced in a fair, simple and effective way. It also assists national authorities in cooperating for the effective enforcement of the rules.
The first Management Board meeting of ELA will be held in the Berlaymont building of the European Commission. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Marianne Thyssen will also participate in the meeting.