The European Labour Authority is a permanent structure. At its full operational capacity, it will count with approximately 140 staff members, some of them seconded by the Member States and acting as National Liaison Officers.

The ELA will perform the following tasks:

  • facilitate access to information and coordinate EURES
  • facilitate cooperation and the exchange of information between Member States with a view to the consistent, efficient and effective application and enforcement of relevant Union law
  • coordinate and support concerted and joint inspections
  • carry out analyses and risk assessment on issues of cross-border labour mobility
  • support Member States with capacity building regarding the effective application and enforcement of relevant Union law
  • support Member States in tackling undeclared work
  • mediate disputes between Member States on the application of relevant Union law