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Decentralised Agencies

Decentralised agencies contribute to the implementation of EU policies. They also support cooperation between the EU and national governments by pooling technical and specialist expertise from both the EU institutions and national authorities. Decentralised agencies are set up for an indefinite period and are located across the EU.


European Labour Authority



  • Role: The European Labour Authority helps improve cooperation between EU countries, coordinates joint inspections, carries out analyses and risk assessments on cross-border labour mobility  issues and mediates disputes between EU countries
  • Interim Executive Director: Mr Jordi Curell Gotor
  • Established in: 2019
  • Number of staff: 144 by 2024
  • Website: ELA


What does it do?

The ELA promotes agile and efficient work, which helps finding solutions to the challenges faced in the areas covered by the Regulation. The ELA:

  • helps ensure that EU rules on labour mobility and social security coordination are enforced in a fair, simple and effective way
  • makes it easier for individuals and businesses to reap the benefits of the single market
  • helps national authorities cooperate so that the rules are enforced effectively.

The ELA was established on 31 July 2019, and the first meeting of the Management Board is scheduled for 16-17 October. The ELA is expected to be fully operational by 2024.


How is it structured?

  • a Management Board that provides strategic direction and oversees ELA activities
  • an Executive Director who acts as ELA’s legal representative and is responsible for its day-to-day management
  • a stakeholder group that consults with relevant experts in the areas covered by the Regulation.


How does it work?

The ELA:

  • makes it easier to access information and coordinates EURES, the European job mobility portal
  • makes it easier for EU countries to cooperate and exchange information so that relevant EU law is applied and enforced in a consistent, efficient and effective way
  • coordinates and supports joint inspections
  • carries out analyses and risk assessments on cross-border labour mobility issues
  • helps EU countries with capacity building so that relevant EU law is applied and enforced effectively
  • helps EU countries tackle undeclared work
  • mediates disputes between EU countries on the application of relevant EU law.


Who benefits?

  • Individuals
  • Businesses
  • European, regional & national organisations
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