27 Jun 2018 - 30 Nov 2020

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 aims of the project:

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.  


The results of the project:

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. to develop a model to forecast the financial effects of innovative fiscal solutions for public finance.

Mechanisms and solutions developed as part of the project will help to reduce the shadow economy in Poland.



the Association for Legal Intervention (Poland)

the Insti­tute of Labour and Social Stud­ies – IPiSS (Poland)

the Voluntary Labor Corps (Poland)

the Voivodship Labor Office in Katowice (Poland)

the Voivodship Labor Office in Olsztyn (Poland)

the National Revenue Administration (Poland)

Maguire Policy Research Ltd. (Great Britain)

the Institute of Public Finance (Croatia)


Project value: 4 006 521,21 zł

EU grant value: 3 777 748,85 zł



Izabela Styczyńska (leader)

Agnieszka Paczyńska

Agnieszka Kulesa

Sylwia Roszkowska

Aleksandra Teliszewska

Łukasz Janikowski

Jacek Liwiński

Grzegorz Poniatowski

Adam Śmietanka

Tomasz Tratkiewicz


Case project administrators:

Justyna Perzanowska-Szymczak

Olga Sulkowska