International Conference on Tackling Undeclared Work in the EU

The Conference was sponsored by the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Eurofound and ITC Turin and was held at the Ministry’s training centre at Kremikovtzi. The main goals of the Conference were: i) to take stock of the state of undeclared work in the European Union and to examine ways of tackling the phenomenon; and ii) to sign a trilateral cooperation agreement on undeclared work between the Ministries of Bulgaria, Greece and Romania. The Ministers of Bulgaria and Romania participated, as did the Deputy Minister from Greece with the three of them accompanied by the Director of the Labour Inspection Services. The ILO was represented by Ms. Susanne Hoffmann, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Ms. Maria-Luz Vega, Senior Labour Administration/Inspection specialist (LAB/ADMIN), and Mr. Mark Levin, Director ILO SRO-Budapest. Eurofound was represented by its Director, Ms. Jorma Karppinen, as well as other staff. ITC Turin was represented by Ms. Yordanka Tzvetkova. In addition, there were a number of resource persons as well as the social partners and representatives of Ministries of Labour.