Category: Employers & Businesses

  • Flexicurity: Europe’s employment solution?

    Flexicurity: Europe’s employment solution?

    European labour markets are generally considered to be too rigid. Making labour market rules more flexible while at the same time providing a good level of social protection is one of the main challenges of the EU’s strategy for economic, social and environmental reform (the ‘Lisbon Agenda’). Source: In a reportfor the European Commission, economist André…

  • Labour market reforms

    Labour market reforms

    The 1997 Luxembourg Jobs Summit launched the idea of a European Employment Strategy. The strategy has three objectives: achieving full employment, increasing productivity and quality at work and promoting cohesion. Source: In response to the twin challenges of globalisation and demographic changes (ageing population), the European Council (in Lisbon and later in Thessaloniki) has…