The ILO, in close collaboration with the Greek Government and the social partners, as part of a project funded by the European Commission, on “Supporting the transition from informal to formal economy and addressing undeclared work in Greece”, has produced, through a participative and consultative process, a report on the Diagnosis of Undeclared Work in Greece. The Diagnostic Report was endorsed by the Greek Government and the social partners in a high-level tripartite validation meeting held on 6 July 2016. The validated report provides a set of policy recommendations that reflects the ILO’s vision of a balanced approach combining incentives with compliance measures, as enshrined in the ILO Recommendation n.204 on the transition from the informal to the formal economy, adopted at the International Labour Conference in June 2015.
Reaching a tripartite agreement on the main characteristics and drivers of informality in Greece was an important step. The challenging step, through tripartite dialogue, was the creation of a road map for addressing undeclared work in Greece, which was validated in a high-level tripartite validation meeting on October 26th of 2016. This road map aims to contain a balanced regulatory and policy framework for preventive and appropriate corrective measures that will facilitate the transition to the formal economy and tackle undeclared work, during the next three years (2017-2019). The Greek Government and the social partners, with the support of the ILO and of the Structural Reform Support Service/EU, will be working jointly to achieve these results.