Mediation mechanism within ELA: Some reflections for the European Advisory Group

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Jan Cremers was invited as an expert by the European Commission at a meeting of the European Labour Authority (ELA) Advisory Group on 18 December 2018. In a panel debate, he presented some reflections on the role and function of labour mediation and arbitration in the EU Member States. Mediation is seen as less costly than a legal procedure, with a better learning’ effect and improvement of the reciprocal communication or, at least, less polarisation. If mediation fails, the court serves as the decisive authority of last resort.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusUnpublished - 18 Dec 2018



  • Labour Migration
  • inspectorate
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • labour disputes

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