Posting of workers: enhancing administrative cooperation and access to information (Topic 1)


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

European Social Fund +

Programme Description

The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) is the European Union (EU)’s main instrument for investing in people.
Τhe ESF+ will continue to provide an important contribution to the EU’s employment, social, education and skills policies, including structural reforms in these areas.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Posting of workers: enhancing administrative cooperation and access to information (Topic 1)


The call intends to support the Commission and the Member States to understand existing and new challenges and develop initiatives in the field of posting of workers and a decent work agenda. The proper functioning of administrative cooperation between Member States and improved access to information on applicable terms and conditions of employment and administrative requirements for companies in a transparent and accessible manner, are essential for the correct application, implementation and enforcement of the Directives.

Detailed Call Description

The specific objectives of are the following:

  • To support and promote cross-border and transnational cooperation and increase mutual trust among public authorities in charge of the implementation of administrative cooperation and mutual assistance as well as monitoring the compliance with and enforcement of the applicable rules and stakeholders, including the promotion of the use of the Internal Market Information System (IMI) and sharing experiences and evidence-based good practices in this respect;
  • To increase the accessibility, transparency and quality of the information concerning the terms and conditions of employment to be respected and the existing practices in the MS to monitor and enforce the provisions of the Posting of Workers Directive;
  • To promote the evidence basis through the collection and evaluation of original data, and the analysis specific to the posting process and posted workers’ working conditions, including through the collaboration between universities across various disciplines, research centres and institutes and stakeholders, in particular social partners.

Activities aim at supporting competent authorities in MS and social partners in administrative cooperation, in increasing access to essential information for posted workers, to promote the evidence basis through the collection and evaluation of original data and analysis.

The activities carried out under the above-mentionned strands should have a specific focus on:

  • a certain sector (i.e. construction, road transport, healthcare, meat processing etc.), and/or
  • the type of a posted worker (i.e. seasonal worker, temporary agency worker, posted third country national etc.), and/or
  • the situation of the posted worker (i.e working in the situation of subcontracting, health and safety of the worker, remuneration conditions etc.).

Applications should focus on one of the above-mentioned three strands in their proposal.

Call Total Budget

€5 000 000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Employment

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) for both topics must:

  •  be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories)
    • non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the ESF+ or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)

Lead applicants, co-applicants and affiliated entities must fall in one of the following categories:

  • Public authorities;
  •  International organisations (with registred headquartes both inside and outside of eligible countries of the Call);
  • Non-profit organisations (private or public);
  • Research centres/institutes;
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs);
  • Civil Society Organisations (CSOs),
  • Social partner organisations at European, national or regional level (in application of Article 197 2. (c) of the Financial Regulation), social partner organisations without legal personality are also eligible provided that the conditions of the Financial Regulation related thereto are met)

Consortium composition

Only consortia are eligible. Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least applicants (lead applicant and co-applicants; not affiliated entities) established and registered in at least three different EU Member States, according to art. 27 of the ESF+ Regulation.
Lead applicants and co-applicants must be established in EU Member States and EEA countries, according to ESF+ Regulation.
Co-applicants can also be established in associated CandidateCountries and Potential Candidates, in accordance with ESF+ Regulation.
Applicants may participate with affiliated entities (i.e. entities linked to a beneficiary which participate in the action with similar rights and obligations as the beneficiaries, but do not sign the grant and therefore do not become beneficiaries themselves).
They will get a part of the grant money and must therefore comply with all the call conditions and be validated (just like beneficiaries); but they do not count towards the minimum eligibility criteria for consortium composition (if any). Affiliated entities must satisfy the eligibility criteria as all applicants.Other entities may participate in other consortium roles, such as associated partners, subcontractors, third parties giving in-kind contributions.
Associated partners must be established in one of the eligible countries indicated in the call.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Directorate-General for European Programs, Coordination and Development
29 Vyronos Avenue, Nicosia
Tel:  +357 22-602883

(Publish Date: 20/03/2023-for internal use only)