The idea behind the Labor Mobilis Honorary Award is to appreciate people, who have outstanding achievements and special contributions in the field of promotion and support of mobility of labour and services in the European internal market.
Candidates to the Award are nominated by Members of the Labour Mobility Initiative. The laureate is chosen by the Jury, which includes representatives from the world of politics, science, administration and business.
The Labor Mobilis statuette has so far been awarded four times. The laureates were: Danuta Jazłowiecka, Radosław Mleczko, László Andor, prof. Jozef Pacolet and Frederic De Wispelaere.
Awarding Ceremony of the Labor Mobilis Statuette is an accompanying event of the annual European Labour Mobility Congress in Kraków. ELMC is the largest event in Europe dedicated to the posting of workers in the framework of the freedom to provide services in the EU internal market. Guests of the Congress are owners and board members of service companies, lawyers, representatives of politics, public administration and European decision makers who have an influence on legislation and interpretation of the Polish and European law concerning the rules of posting of workers.
Laureate of Labor Mobilis 2013. Since 2009 Member of the European Parliament (7th and 8th term) where she is a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Responsible, among others, for issues related to labour mobility, protection of workers employed abroad, support for job creation initiatives, and elimination of administrative burdens on businesses. As the rapporteur on the Enforcement Directive on the posting of workers, she directed the work of the European Parliament related with the application of the document . The author of the opinions on European Fund for Strategic Investment and on the investment for growth and jobs.
He studied art history, the saxophone, marketing and management, economy, and negotiations at, respectively, the University of Warsaw, the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, the De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, and the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Laureate of many awards e.g. Ernest, Sybilla and Labor Mobilis 2014 which he received as deputy Dinister of Labour and Social Policy For a fierce defence of the freedom to provide services in the European Union and of hundreds of thousands of jobs in Poland. He also represented Poland in the preparations for and during the presidency in the EU, as well as in the works on the enforcement directive with respect to posting of workers. Owing to his intervention, László Andor issued the crucial statement on the replacement of posted workers. Manager, author of the analysis, diagnoses and social forecasts. More details at www.stronamleczki.pl.
Laureate of Labor Mobilis 2015. Economist, Senior Fellow at Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and visiting professor at ULB in Brussels. EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. During his term, Andor led the works on the implementation directive on posting workers. Previously, he served as Member of the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstrucion and Development.
President of Polish Social Security Institution, head of Department of Social Security (Institute of Social Policy of the University of Warsaw), professor at the Department of Labour Law and Social Safety Net in the Institute of Labour and Social Studies, member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Committee on Labour Law and Social Policy). Expert in research programmes and scientific research institutes of EU Member States (University of Antwerp, Ghent University, Max Planck Institute) according to implementation of European programmes (e.g. Consensus, Special, LAW, trESS, FreSsco). Expert in national and international projects, author of multiple interesting publications about social policy, social security coordination, social insurance and European law.
Director of The City Development Department. For many years engaged in developing pro- investor climate in Krakow. Until 2012, the head of the Investor Support Center. A historian by education and a passionate traveler .
President and co-founder of Labour Mobility Initiative, the European think-tank focusing on posting of workers and work mobility. Co-organiser of European Labour Mobility Conress. Vice President of Board of Polish HR Forum. Member of Labor Mobilis Competition Jury. The initiator of activities promoting successful fight against protectionist provisions of the proposal on the enforcement of Directive 2014/67/UE. Active member of public consultation. Expert of labour market. Popularizer of the idea of socially responsible business. Economist, graduate of Cracow University of Economics.
Lawyer, graduate of Jagiellonian University, Ph.D. in economics. Head of Organising Committee of V European Labour Mobility Congress. Honorary member of Polish Association of Social Insurance (PSUS). Adjunct Professor at the Department of Public Economics and Administration at Cracow University of Economics. Social insurance and labour law expert. Author of key legal opinions on Directive Implementation. He took part in many public consultations concerning this topic. Participated in many international research programmes. Author of many publications. Supervised to a successful conclusion over two hundred masters theses and other papers. One of the 10 best lecturers at Cracow University of Economics.
For perseverance and impartiality in research on posting of workers whose groundbreaking outcome will allow the facts to overcome misperceptions.
For preventing for the free movement of services in Europe being reduced to the single act of posting
For a fierce defence of the freedom to provide services in the European Union and of hundreds of thousands of jobs in Poland
For her steadfast commitment and struggle over the enforcement directive with the goal of maintaining a healthy balance between protection of workers’ rights and the freedom to provide services in the EU.