Publication date: 20 January 2021

For many EU countries, seasonal workers from third countries are crucial to fill temporary, cyclical labour market needs. Since the adoption of the Seasonal Workers Directive in 2016, this specific category of workers can benefit from EU-harmonised admission policies and rights concerning their entry and stay. This study provides a comparative overview of recent trends in seasonal workers coming to the EU and Belgium, and the strategies and practices related to seasonal workers from third countries.

Publication date: 08 February 2013

Negotiations on the proposal for the seasonal workers directive are expected to be finalised soon. Background information and state of play can be found here.

Publication date: 25 January 2011

In the recent past some important changes ocurred within the agricultural sector in Flanders and Belgium. This research paper focuses on the consequences of these changes for the employment of migrants in the agricultural sector.
Main theme: Economic migration
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: seasonal labour