Secure Mobility: Uncovering Gaps in Social Protection in Posting (SMUG)

Main funder

Funder's project number: VS/2020/0483

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 103 856,78

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/01/2021

Project end date: 31/07/2022


SMUG seeks to identify gaps and inconsistencies between national social insurance and worker protection systems in terms of coverage, rule enforcement, and access, which increase the precarity of mobile workers. These gaps make mobility more risky, by increasing the prevalence of fraud, and exacerbate inequality in the EU, resulting labour market segmented by nationality. They also result in undue burdens on national social security systems, by encouraging employers to avoid rather than comply with regulation. SMUG will take a worker-centered approach, by interviewing posted workers to find out how the interactions between national systems affect their welfare, and what their economic coping strategies. We will follow this by engagement with national regulatory actors through focus groups and workshops, to further refine our understanding of how posted workers’ economic security is affected by mobility.

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