European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless: The ‘working poor’ and EU free movement
19 November, 09:30-13:00 | European Parliament, room ASP A3H1, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels B-1047, Belgium
The interpretation of the notion of “worker” is of utmost importance to the proper enjoyment of EU free movement rights by mobile EU citizens. There is evidence of a trend towards a narrow interpretation of “genuine and effective” as regards the nature of the activity, to exclude from residence rights, and from access to welfare benefits, mobile EU citizens engaged in low-wage jobs or working only a few hours a week. A narrow interpretation targets mobile EU citizens with precarious working conditions who are also more vulnerable to homelessness. As a follow-up to the report on the notion of worker in the context of low-wage and low-hour employment for mobile EU citizens the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) recently published, stakeholders are invited to have an exchange on this topic. The seminar will be the opportunity to present and discuss the main results of the report.
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