The project is financed under the Fund for Bilateral Relations at National Level within the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 according to the grant agreement DFPO-1.002-0002-C01/08.10.2019 between Executive Agency General Labor Inspectorate Executive Agency and Central Coordination Unit at the Council of Ministers.
Project budget: 800 000 €, financed under the Fund for Bilateral Relations at National Level within the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.
Partner: THE NORWEGIAN LABOUR INSPECTION AUTHORITY
Start of The Project: 08.10.2019
End of The Project: 08.03.2022
Main objective: To counteract the shadow economy by raising the awareness of Bulgarian workers and companies operating in the country, as well as in Norway, about their labor rights and obligations in both countries.
The project activities focus on promoting decent work through information activities, conducting joint inspections and sharing good practices in close cooperation between the labor inspectorates of Bulgaria and Norway.
The project will strengthen the bilateral relations between GLI EA and the Norwegian Labor Inspectorate in accordance with the objectives of the bilateral agreement signed between the two institutions, which are:
- ensuring effective protection of working conditions for workers posted by one of the parties to the Agreement to work in the territory of the other or who travel from one country to work in the other country;
- the cooperation between both labor inspectorates should be based on dialogue and exchange of information on employers; joint inspections of enterprises related to the two countries; exchange of information on national legislation, as well as exchange of experience and good practices.
Objective № 1. Promoting decent work and raising awareness of workers, employers and intermediaries about the labor law and rules in Norway through an information campaign aimed at specific target groups;
Objective № 2. Improving the knowledge and professional skills of Bulgarian and Norwegian inspectors through close cooperation in performing inspections and exchanging information on companies operating in both countries in relation to working conditions, irregularities found in employment-related inspections and established violations of labor rights;
Objective № 3. Development of new GLI EA website;
Objective № 4. Development of self-assessment tool with a focus of tackling undeclared work;
Objective № 5. Development of guidance and factsheets on the rights and obligations of companies and workers in Bulgaria.