Seizoensarbeid: ontwikkelingen in wetgeving en beleid

Vergelijkend onderzoek naar wetgeving en beleid voor seizoensarbeid in EU-lidstaten en het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Het gaat om migranten van buiten de EU die naar een lidstaat komen voor seizoensarbeid, of die al in een lidstaat verblijven. 

EMN study 'Attracting and Protecting Seasonal Workers in the EU and the United Kingdom'

This study reflects the situation and developments in terms of legislation and policy in Member States. The study refers to authorisations of stay in line with the Seasonal Workers Directive, encompassing short-stay visas, work permits, long-stay visas and residence permits.

Research questions

  • What is the profile of third-country national seasonal workers in the EU?
  • To what extent do Member States place specific efforts on attracting seasonal workers to address labour market needs?
  • How does the Seasonal Workers Directive achieve its goal of protecting seasonal workers and their rights?

Participating countries

Austria (AT), Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), Cyprus (CY), Czech Republic (CZ), Germany (DE), Estonia (EE), Greece (EL), Spain (ES), Finland (FI), France (FR), Croatia (HR), Hungary (HU), Ireland (IE), Italy (IT), Latvia (LV), LU, Lithuania (LT), Malta (MT), Netherlands (NL), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Sweden (SE), Slovenia (SI), Slovakia (SK) and United Kingdom (UK)

Study periodCover onderzoek

The study largely focusses on 2019. Developments over the past five years are also considered if relevant. As regards statistics, the period 2016-2019 is covered. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the seasonal workers sector at national level up to June 2020 is also briefly explored.