E-formalization regional report

E-formalization in Europe

The aim of this report is to evaluate “e-formalization” in European countries. To tackle informality, the lockdown and physical distancing measures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a decrease in onsite workplace inspections in Europe and the greater use of e-initiatives as a complement to the traditional onsite workplace inspection. Therefore, the COVID-19 pandemic has made e-formalization more relevant and pertinent, accelerating the trend towards the use of innovative, information-intensive and connectivity based e-initiatives for tackling the informal economy.