Past Event

Flexicurity and labour market reforms in Europe

This event will discuss the potential of the flexicurity model as employment strategy and the way it could be implemented in European countries to be successful.

Date: December 4, 2017, 1:00 pm Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

Video & audio recording


Some European economies are, or have recently been, reforming their labour markets to try to put in place a “flexicurity” model. Indeed, there is a strong demand for further flexibilisation of labour markets, employment and the work organization to adjust to globalization and the competition from other regions. But at same time, an equally strong demand exists for providing security to employees – and to vulnerable groups – and for preserving social cohesion which is the trademark of the European social model.

This event discussed the potential of the flexicurity model as employment strategy and the way it could be implemented in European countries to be successful.

This event represents the first in a collaborative series between Bruegel and Demos think tank (UK), exploring the social dimensions and economic consequences of European labour market transformation. The series brings together both organisations’ distinct perspectives on these issues, balancing Bruegel’s macro- and microeconomic rigour with Demos’ unique insights into the lived experiences of social and economic change.

Schedule

Dec 4, 2017

13:00-13:30

Check in and lunch

13:30-14:30

Discussion

Chair: Grégory Claeys, Senior Fellow

Philip Collins, Chair, Demos' Board of Trustees, and columnist, The Times

Werner Eichhorst, Coordinator, Labor Market and Social Policy, IZA

Antoine Foucher, Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Labor, France

Maria Jepsen, Director of the Research Department, European Trade Unions Institute

Marco Leonardi, Economic Advisor, Prime Minister's office, Italy

14:30-15:00

Q&A

15:00

End

Speakers

Grégory Claeys

Senior Fellow

Philip Collins

Chair, Demos' Board of Trustees, and columnist, The Times

Werner Eichhorst

Coordinator, Labor Market and Social Policy, IZA

Antoine Foucher

Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Labor, France

Maria Jepsen

Director of the Research Department, European Trade Unions Institute

Marco Leonardi

Economic Advisor, Prime Minister's office, Italy

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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