Friday, January 29, 2010

EU social policy to pick up pace?

Based on the Commissioner's-designate replies and hearing at the European Parliament, it seems to me that 2010+ EU Social policy "activity" will "pick up" compared to previous years.

On Thursday, I watched part of the EU's informal Social Affairs Council meet in Barcelona. Mostly the press conference.

The press conference panel included reps of ETUC, BUSINESSEUROPE and CEEP (European social partners).

There are a lot of discussion on flexicurity, it seems.

IMO the Danish (and original) model of flexicurity is the most interesting. It was developed by the Danish social partners and agreed by government.
As afar as I know, eg, the German flexicurity model allows company to change employee's job description (and thus contract) and move him/her internally.


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