SzaWER project kick-off meeting at CASE
On July 27th CASE held an inauguration meeting to start a two-year project entitled "Development and implementation of innovative tools aimed at combating the problem of unregistered labor in institutions jointly responsible for minimizing the shadow economy on the labor market” (SzaWER).
The meeting was attended by the project team members and project partner representatives, which are: the Association for Legal Intervention, the Institute of Labour and Social Studies – IPiSS, the Voluntary Labor Corps, the Voivodship Labor Office in Katowice, the Voivodship Labor Office in Olsztyn, the National Revenue Administration; Maguire Policy Research Ltd. based in the UK and the Croatian Institute of Public Finance.
“This project, both in terms of its subject and actions planned, is an innovative venture on a national scale. Mechanisms and solutions developed as part of the project will help to reduce the shadow economy in Poland,” Izabela Styczyńska, Vice President of the CASE Management Board, said during the meeting.
SzaWER aims to raise awareness of the consequences of unregistered employment among employees and employers and to combat the shadow economy by building a network of Polish and foreign institutions to deal with unregistered employment.
Under the project, innovative training programs will be developed both in-house and online. The training programs will focus on the consequences of a shadow economy and its impact on the labor market, and will be addressed to employees and employers, as well as research institutions dealing with unregistered employment, labor market institutions, and organizations working with foreigners.
The next stage of the project will be to assess the PIT gap in Poland. We will also develop a model to forecast the financial effects of innovative fiscal solutions for public finance.
The project is funded by the European Union within the Operational Programme – Knowledge, Education, Development (PO WER).