European Labour authority (ELA)

European Labour Authority (in English, European Labour Authority, ELA) is the body of the European Union responsible for coordinating and supporting the implementation of the European labour Law, ensuring that the rules of the HAT on labour mobility and coordination of social security is applied fairly and effectively. The European office for Coordination of EURES (ECHO) is integrated into ELA.

ELA provides information through:


The European Programme of employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) is a financial instrument at the level of the European Union whose main objective is to promote a high level of sustainable employment and quality, which provide a correct social protection, combats social exclusion and poverty and improve working conditions.
EaSI, managed directly from the European commission, has three axes:

  • Axis PROGRESS: modernization of the employment and social policies
  • EURES axis: professional mobility.
  • Microfinance and axis social enterprise: access to microfinance and the social entrepreneurship.

Gateway Digital Single

Digital Single Gateway is a single digital gateway within the framework of the HAT that allows citizens and businesses access to information, procedures and assistance services and solving problems with regard to the rules of the union and national rules applicable. Implementing acts are in the process of elaboration.


ESCO (European Skills, Competences, telecommunications and Activities) is the multilingual European classification of capabilities, competencies, qualifications and occupations.